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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Limit on G-Code length?
« on: October 05, 2006, 08:37:50 PM »
Hi, Ben

1000 line liimet  with out licence Ver. If you have a licence copy it to your Mach3\ dir.

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Two Questions
« on: October 05, 2006, 08:30:40 PM »
Hi, Jim Neifert

1. nothing wrong with what your do-ing

Some of us are having problem's with the auto file name function, it saves the file in Mach3\gcodefilename.tat it should be


Turn off auto-filename in LC post options , Save the file under Mach3\gcode\yourfilename.

2. I have not used these features much re-run the video.

3 Shut's down the window don't think there is a way to turn it back on yet.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting Home and limits
« on: October 04, 2006, 11:42:55 PM »
Hi, Enytned1

< And every thing is working the way I wanted. >

Ok, get back to cut-------ing, WooooHoooooooooo


General Mach Discussion / Re: A tear in my eye
« on: October 01, 2006, 11:46:58 PM »
Hi, JDolecki

On Program Run screen Clock on F window set there enter key after + - Reset.

TAB key, screen jog  keys and other item's

Gcode, G01 x1 y1 F25 the f sets the speed.

Hope this Helps, Chip

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Delimiter?
« on: October 01, 2006, 12:39:59 PM »
Hi, Dennis

These work ;   (    ).

N1 (Test 2 File)
N2 g00 x10 y10             ; Vel 84 blended 120

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Debugging Servo Motor Setup
« on: September 30, 2006, 11:22:37 PM »
Hi, Raceso

In the Pixie manual under Parameters, setting 14 & 17 talk about leading trailing setting's checked them out ?.

Thank's Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Debugging Servo Motor Setup
« on: September 30, 2006, 10:48:41 PM »
Hi, Racesol

I gather that you haven't changed anything after running servo setup software and then Mach ?.

Are your Pixie board's also opto-isolated, maybe try the step & Dir, direct connect, even if there not isolated ?.

Are the speed's your running faster than your servo-setup was.

Checked  all gnd's maybe a noise issue.

Thank's Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Debugging Servo Motor Setup
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:48:27 PM »
Hi, Racesol

Sorry I missed the last line of your post, Dont now if,  Bob Campbell's combo break out board is change-able thaogh.

Give this a shot,  Under port's and pin's change your Dir Low Active and Step Low Active to the other State,

Some controls are sensitive to leading - trailing Edge  pulses setting's.

If this changes your Motor Direction, you can change there Direction in Conf, Motor  Home and limit's, Reversed, change state there .

I've run in to this several Time's

Make sure if in CV mode and  Backlash isn't turned on at the same time also.

Left this for other's, may help someone.

If you haven't changed any cables and it's a software issue ,

Try changing your Step / Dir Pulses, there used to give your servo control more time to see the Mach output pulse.

It's under Config, Motor Tuning, Step Pulse and Dir Pulse set them to 5, then test.

If this is it then back the setting down to the point it's jerky again, then backup one, range 0-5.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach III and Gecko 201s Problem - HELP !
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:05:13 PM »
Hi, Moonlight Media

I would think there referring to Constant Velocity, CV mode in Mach, it blends corners, to keep the cutting speed constint.

Try setting to Exact Stop Mode, in Config, General Logic Config, Motion Mode, to Exact Stop. for cutting sharp corners Mill Work.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Possible wrong settings? or hardware?
« on: September 27, 2006, 09:09:21 PM »
Hi, twin staged

Click on Config, Ports and Pins, Motor Outputs, enter the following  info. below, then Click on Apply then OK.

Now Reset, Jog all Axis's to check if Ok, Exit Program and Restart, If it doesn't reload the new setting's, about the only thing that could be

bad is your XML file is write protected.

    Step     Dir
X    6       7
Y    4      5 

Z    8       9

A    2       3 

If this docent please post your Mach3Mill.XML file

Thank"s Chip