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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors willl not move
« on: May 23, 2009, 02:35:49 PM »
Hi, John

You had sherline CL mode set up in ports and Pins, Try this xml file.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Losing steps on reversal
« on: May 23, 2009, 01:58:16 AM »
Hi, Jurgen

This could be causing your Problem.

Some Controls Board's are Sensitive to the "Low Active" setting's in Port's and Pin's "Motor Outputs", Try both  "Checked" or "X".

If the controls board's are all the same, "Low Active" setting's (Dir/Step) should All be Set the Same Ether "Checked" or "X".

Use "Reversed" in Home and Limit's to change an axis direction If Needed.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems threading on the lathe
« on: May 22, 2009, 04:41:21 PM »
Hi, Panaceabeachbum

You may want to look at and un check "Allow device to save power" settings in Device Manager.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: g code help
« on: May 21, 2009, 07:05:16 PM »
Hi, Vicsrc

The Origin marker is your X0Y0 point, Use Rotate then re-set the Origin as in Att. Pic 1.

Switches "NC" in series one end Gnd other end to Input pin 15 as in Pic 2.

E-Stop "NC" should be wired to E-Stop in Inputs see pic 3.

Also G code file to look at.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems threading on the lathe
« on: May 21, 2009, 12:35:45 AM »
Hi, Art

Hears 2 pic's, First is from my problem computer and Second is from the stable one.

The signal is from simulated pulses, Both computers are tied to the test pulses at the same time, Index/RPM was used to set Index & Timing values, Index set to 200 & Timing set to 400.

Both computers show  close to 200 rpm for Index Base RPM's but that's about all that's common to both, Number of Slot's are working now also.

Threading only start's if Advanced Threading Enabled is Checked.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems threading on the lathe
« on: May 20, 2009, 05:08:11 PM »
Hi, Art

Hears a couple of pic's, I'll post more info later.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 compatibility questiion.
« on: May 20, 2009, 04:36:27 PM »
Hi, Jim

If the Aries are Step & Direction Type the conversion should be fairly easy.

Mach's Plasma users have Auto Z height Control features, There are several way's to do it.

Gather up more info on your system will help, Others will post I'm sure.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: g code help
« on: May 20, 2009, 03:45:25 PM »
Hi, Vicsrc

Post one of your problem dxf's, Use the REPLY button and attach it.

You probably just need to move the Origin Marker around or Set LazyCam to load your dxf's as shown on pic 2, It's under Setup, Load Options.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: May 20, 2009, 01:17:08 PM »
Hi, Art

Now that seems to be working Nice !!

One question on the second picture, Second and third pass on Right end missing.

Edit: I think on second look the third pic is fine no collision  ;D

But the forth pic misses rt end cut on second pass

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Trouble getting Autocad DXF into Lcam
« on: May 20, 2009, 12:43:26 AM »
Hi, Edmund

It needs to be saved as a ANSI format file, Sent you a PM message, Top of this screen your messages.