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General Mach Discussion / Re: Possible wrong settings? or hardware?
« on: September 20, 2006, 12:59:57 PM »
Hi, New To This

Check in Mach3 top Config, Ports Pins, Motor Outputs, the pin assignments should be as below, also make sure all the Step, Dir ports are

assigned to the same port, then click on Apply, OK

SIGNAL  Pin     SIGNAL     Pin
STEP X     2      DIR X        3
STEP Y     4      DIR X        5
STEP Z     6      DIR X        7
STEP A     8     DIR X        9

You may need to setup the Config, Motor tuning after you get them working, to calibrate the Steps Per (number of step's to move 1 inch),

Velocity ( max speed with no missed steps) and Acceleration ( start speed with out missing steps)

 If you change any of these remember the Save Axis Settings for each Axis. 

Hopt this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Screen display when maximised?
« on: September 20, 2006, 11:48:28 AM »
Hi, Greolt

This is a work around, go to Start, Control Panel, Display, Settings, change your Screen Resolution to 1152 by 864, Apply, OK, close control panel.

Mach3, Un-check the Auto Screen Enlarge, Restart mach3, this will give you a border on bottom and right side of screen, it reduces your view but will let you see all your Button's.

That's what I'm do-ing

Just a thought, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« on: September 19, 2006, 03:56:44 PM »
Hi, Originator

The pop's breaker, maybe one axis is bottoming out just before the home switch actuates or intermittent switch, try-ed moving them.

What ver of Mach3 ?

Computer speed, memory ?

More info needed, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCAM 2.56 MachManIP MFC Errors
« on: September 16, 2006, 03:58:57 PM »
Hi, Edmund

In your cad program you should be able to Hi lite the line segment that has Dup. items, Delete them, then re-draw the line back in.

Turn on each layer one at a time you may have line segments on the wrong layer, if so delete them then go back to your rectangle layer delete the problem layer then re-draw it.

Post your DXF File

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCAM 2.56 MachManIP MFC Errors
« on: September 16, 2006, 03:48:35 PM »
Hi, Brian

I have looked at fresh download of Mach3. FTP\LazyCam, and LazyCam download, Can't find ver. 2.65 ?

Can you point me to it.

Thank's, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCAM 2.56 MachManIP MFC Errors
« on: September 15, 2006, 08:11:37 PM »
Hi, Edmund

I loaded the file back into a Cad program and deleted dup. lines there, I think LazyCam's Remove Redundant Button  is for this but is not

implemented at this time.

Hope this Helps,Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCam ver 2.64 and G(Mode) generation of G41, G42
« on: September 12, 2006, 02:58:14 PM »
Hi, Brian

So how was your trip, tryed LC generated G-code in latest Mach3D1.90.091 still the same problems.

Thank's Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LAzycam and THC300
« on: September 12, 2006, 02:38:51 PM »
Hi, Fernando

There are several ways to handle your curf., generate it in your DXF. make a cut layer with offset line or use the inside outside leadins in

LazyCam to generate the G41 G42 and assign tool # then assign tool # with offset dia. in Mach tool table.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Is there an OEM code for CCW spindle?
« on: September 12, 2006, 02:20:41 AM »
Hi, Darc

Under Config, Port's Pins, Spindle Setup, uncheck Disable Spindle Relays, find and set Output # you want to use for CCW spindle, use it below to replace the output 6 or10  below.

Hear's how I add a button and Led with script and Screen 4.

Add a button to the Diagnostics screen so you can see it work, then
double click on it, sel. G-code function .

In the window Type m906 (I used a non defined m-number hear just sem's
easer than the VB Script edit in Mach3 function I'm new at this also).
Add button / add label text in window, hit OK.

Exit Screen4 and run Mach3, select Operator, Open VB Script Editor,
copy below and save it as m906 in the Mach3\Macro\Mill Sub-Drictory.

If IsOutputActive( OUTPUT6 ) Then
DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT6 )
ActivateSignal( OUTPUT6)
End If

Now Config, Port's/Pin's, Output/Signal, Output #6, Enabled, Checked,
port 1, Pin, 14, Apply, Ok

Should turn Output 6 Led and output to Pin 14 now.

Try tiis one add a Button and Led, conf. Led as Oem Code Function 1000.

If IsOutputActive( OUTPUT10 ) Then
DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT10 )
Setuserled (1000,0)
ActivateSignal( OUTPUT10)
Setuserled (1000, 1)
End If

Config, Port/pin's Output, to 10, Enable, Port 1, Pin 16 or whatever pin you want.

Hope this help's, Chip

Darc, hear is a way to add  a new button that can be edited in Mach3 1.90  by John Prentice

Load the screenset you have designed in Mach3. Go to the screen with
the button that needs a script or an edit to its script.

Click Config>Edit Button Script. The Script button captions will flash.
Click the one you want to edit.

The Script Editor window will open. Edit and test run your script. As
for a Save when you exit the editor.

Note that this does *not* currently save the script back into the .SET.
This must be done by the View>Save Current Layout menu item.

Be aware of a big Gotcha if you work switching between Mach3 and
Screen4. Screen4 notices that Mach3 has changed the .SET and prompts
for you to reload the latest version. Mach3 does not notice Screen4 has
saved a .SET sot if you do not relad in Mach3 and then Save in Mach3
you lose your S4 work - Art has it on his (every expanding) list.

John Prentice

With any luck this may help you if not let me now No expert hear,

Hope this help's, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: How fast??
« on: September 10, 2006, 11:59:40 AM »
Hi, Swets

Yes if your using Bipolar drivers with 40 V 10 A you should use series on the steppers.

Phase A Black, connect Yellow-Orange Together, Phase A- Green.

Parse B Red, connect White-Brown together, Parse B- Blue.

Hope this Helps, Chip