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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with Jog Step Mode
« on: May 31, 2009, 11:40:20 AM »
Are you talking about the "Steps Per" edit box inside the Motor Tuning Dialog?

Steps Per = 50

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General Mach Discussion / Problem with Jog Step Mode
« on: May 31, 2009, 06:23:18 AM »
This is probably a stupid question.  I've hunted around and cannot find another example of it, so here goes...

When I engage the Jog Step Mode, I have to press the cursor keys twice for each step advance. It would be a lot more convenient, if I could get the steppers to move each time a cursor key is pressed. 

I've tried the <Tab> key and experimented around with settings there to no avail.

Is there a simple way to address this matter?

Thanks...

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Pause & Resume Buttons
« on: March 10, 2009, 04:48:03 PM »
Hey guys,  I took a look at the Brain forum and that led me to a video explaining how to use Brain Files. I think that feature is simply awesome! I set up the Brain file that pappabear sent me and it works perfectly!

Thanks, both of you for your help

TunerTom

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General Mach Discussion / Pause & Resume Buttons
« on: March 09, 2009, 04:53:11 PM »
I have wired 2 push-buttons to Input Pins #12 & #13 respectively and have configured then as "Input1" and "Input2", "Active Low"

Is there a way to tie these switches to System Function "Stop File" (to pause) and "Run" (to resume operation)?

Thanks...


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Tailstock Macros
« on: March 01, 2009, 07:40:32 AM »
Oh That's SO COOL!
Thank you sooo much for all your help.
I think I'm in business now
You just made my day!

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General Mach Discussion / Tailstock Macros
« on: March 01, 2009, 06:43:50 AM »
I asked about this earlier and I did get some help, but there are some matters here that still don't make sense to me. I am using Turn.  I have placed two buttons and an LED on my Cycle Screen (Image included with this post)... One button to extend the tailstock and another to retract it.  I have set the buttons to use vbscript. I have the following two vbscript files in my C:\Mach3\macros\JRowlandLathe\ folder
   TS_On.m1s
         ActivateSignal(Outut4)
   TS_Off.m1s
         DeactivateSignal(Outut4)
I am using Output 4 to operate the tailstock.

The LED is associated with OEM Function 77, which is supposed to be 'Output 4 Active LED'

How to I tie the two buttons to the two scripts?
Nothing seems to be working...

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Trouble with tool changes...
« on: February 25, 2009, 01:10:22 PM »
The problem is that I had front & rear tools and according to Hood, he suggested that I make all my tools "Front" tools in the setup and adjust the X-Offset for the tool which is actually a "Rear" tool to get the saddle to move the appropriate distance in order to engage the rear tool. His explanation of this is listed above in this thread.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Trouble with tool changes...
« on: February 25, 2009, 09:34:44 AM »
Hey folks...  I got it working. Thanks for all your help!!

TunerTom

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Trouble with tool changes...
« on: February 24, 2009, 07:17:45 PM »
Thanks Hood,  I sort of thought this was "buggy". So I simply set all me tools as "Front" get the "X-axis" to adjust using X-offsets...

Tom Mierau

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Trouble with tool changes...
« on: February 24, 2009, 04:08:42 PM »
If my front tool (T0101) has an X-offset of 0.0  and a Z-offset of 0.0...
my front/rear  toolpost offset is -1.0
and my rear (T0303) tool has av X-offset of -1.0 and a Z-offset of 0.0
When I change from T0101 to T0303, shouldn't the shuttle mov 1.0mm to the right and 1mm toward me and continus moving through G-codes with that offest until the next tool change?  Why is it that as soon as I call T0303 the plotter moves 1mm to the right and about half the width of the page toward me?

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