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Hi, GTRacer

Would you post the DXF & G-code file for for this part.

There could be some posting errors in your G-code.

Nice Router !!

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Fried 2nd Computer (Newbie)
« on: June 08, 2008, 01:30:52 AM »
Hi, Travis

It's a straight through cable 1 to 1, 2 to 2,.........25 to 25, There called Printer Extender cables, M to M or M to F with gender changer.


Hi, Happy-Grizzly

Post your DXF, Use the REPLY button and Additional Options button.

On the left side of LCAM, Projects Tab you can move the Chains cut order around and move them to a different layer.

Did you Clean and Optimize on the right side first.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Shortest rotary
« on: June 07, 2008, 05:00:12 PM »
Hi, Flipz01

Do you have a drawing of this, You could post.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Fried 2nd Computer (Newbie)
« on: June 07, 2008, 03:36:13 PM »
Hi, Travis

You Should Not have 5 volts on the Outer Shell, It's a Gnd/Shield, Pin's 18 through 25 are also Gnd/Returns pin's.

On the Printer Port connector on your Computer the outer shell and pin's 18 through 25 all come together as Ground's.

That's why your BOB board is Shorting Out Everything.

Pin's 1 through 9, 14, 16, 17, are output's used by Mach to send 0 volts or 5 volts to your BOB/motors/turn on and off things.

Pin's 10 through 13 & 15, are input's used by Mach to see, 0 volts or 5 volts from your BOB/system/limits, E-stop switches, speed pulses and such.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, John

Make sure when you use the arrow keys that you set the Program Run screen, Feed-rate to above the value in Motor Tuning, Velocity setting and that your Slow Jog Rate is set to 100%.

Shift + Arrow keys & MDI G00 moves by-pass the feed-rate value and Jog % settings.

Re-Start & Motors Re-Tuning is required after kernel speed changes.

Just Some Thought's, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Stepper motor Encoders
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:27:56 AM »
Hi, Roger

Mach doesn't have a active feedback system, It relies on your servos or steppers to move to the correct position by the settings in motor tuning Steps Per value, There is a board that will halt mach if the steppers get out of position to far that uses encoders , But dose not correct for the error.

You may need to adjust your Acceleration and Velocity down if your losing steps and increase your Step/Dir Pulse to 5 to give your stepper controls more time to see Machs step Pulses.

What are your Steps Per values for each axis ?

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: licensed Mach 3 installation
« on: June 07, 2008, 01:34:53 AM »
Hi, Ray

Your Mach1lic.data-file needs to be in C:\Mach3 folder.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Fried 2nd Computer (Newbie)
« on: June 07, 2008, 01:28:38 AM »
Hi, Travis

Check to see if you have 5 volts on any of these pins, 18 - 25, With your cable/BOB not connected to your computer.

Thy should all be Gnd.- 0 - Return pins and should be 0 volts, Check the connector metal housing also.

Hood, What is "Gnd.- Zero" ?, Answer:  eB oT ecalP daB A


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: DXF file in Lazycam changes on Mach3 Load
« on: May 31, 2008, 10:04:39 PM »
Hi, Vertigo

Post your DXF file, So we can look at it.

Thanks, Chip