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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Some LC questions
« on: April 25, 2008, 07:14:31 PM »
Hi, Kristin

Well that's what I get for not running the code before sending it, Probability close to the national debt.

This is closer to what it should be.

N5 G80
N10 G0  X1.3362  Z-3.5482
N15 M3
N20 G1  X0.7463   F60.00
N25 G0  X0.7500
N30 G1  Z-2.4578 
N35 G0  X0.7463  Z-2.4668
N40 G1  X0.5497   
N45 G0  X0.5586
N50 G1  Z-1.4479 
N55 G0  X0.3173
N60 G1  X0.5497   
N65 G0  X0.3173  Z-1.4389
N70 G1  Z0.0089 
N75 M30

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Some LC questions
« on: April 24, 2008, 10:28:56 PM »
Hi, Kristin

Like this.

Hope this helps, Chip

Hi, Mike

I now in LCam's Post there is a feature uses's " [ ] ", If there present [ {Gmode} ], It only post's changes the G-code if the x,y,z value has changed.

Maybe this is what is going on with your EdgeCam's post, Is there a editor, Can you edit your Mach3 Post provided/used by EdgeCam.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Mike

In your G-code post file are there any G90.1 or G91.1 thy set Mach to ether ABS I,J or INC I, J Modes for G02, G03's.

Some Post Processor/CAM's don't add them automatically, You need to modify the Post or add them to your G-code file.

Mach should pick this up during G-code file Loading, What ver of Mach are you runing ?

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Automation Direct Photo switch
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:35:39 PM »
Hi, Roger

Do you have a link or diag. for the photo switch.

You may need a pull-up or pull-down resistor "I read on one post that a guy put a 1k ohm resistor between the signal and ground to limit the bounce".

It would stabilize the "off" state until the sw has a solid "on" signal state.

Hood: I think the index pulse needed a mpg input that goes direct to the PP (no opto/direct) on the Campbell breakout board.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: newbie question
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:06:20 PM »
Hi, Jimmy

It seemed to work hear for me.

There were a couple pin's that were set to MPG 1 set to 13, 15 in conflict with your limit sw's but the mpg was set to off.

Turned on the Auto-calculator feature and set A axis in Tool-path seting screen.

Give this xml a try, if it still messes up try turning off/checking your limit's wiring.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis 'stuck' in angular mode
« on: April 22, 2008, 03:26:33 AM »
Hi, Baldysm

Tried your xml both A rot and A non-rot, Seems to work hear.

Try this G-code both ways.

G90 (INC First)
G00 x0
g01 z -.25 f100
g91 ;inc move set
G01 x2.5 A720 f1000
g90 ;abs move re-set
g00 z0
g01 z -.25 f100
G01 x5 A1440 f1000
g90 ;abs move re-set
g00 z0
g00 x0 a0

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: newbie question
« on: April 21, 2008, 12:23:15 AM »
Hi, Jimmy

What ver. of Mach3 are you using, Look under Help, About for the ver #.

Is there a green border around the Soft Limits button ? , If it is green, Turn it off by clicking on the button and try it again.

Do you have a list of your pin settings or could you Post your xml file your running Mach with, Use the REPLY button and Attach it.

The xml is probably Mach3Mill.xml make a copy of it and re-name it to Jimmymill.xml.

The xml is located in C:\Mach3 folder, If it's a standard install.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Brian

Look under Help, About make sure your License is showing up, 500 hundred lines of G-code limit without it. N4970 divided by 10 would be 497 lines of code.

If thats not it use the REPLY button and post the Problem G-code file.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: help
« on: April 20, 2008, 10:21:03 PM »
Hi, Ben

Sounds like you sorta got it sorted out.