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Posted this on the Mach Yahoo site.
I was using Mach 3.43.22 with David Bagby's MSM enhancement for Mach 3 and
having no trouble doing ATC tool changes. I upgraded to Mach 3.43.35 because of
the Estop script bug in Mach 3.43.22. Now I can't do any ATC tool changes. All I
get is a message in the status bar saying Tool Change Complete. I made sure that
ATC tool change was enabled on the Config screen. Still no ATC tool change. I
went back to Mach 3.43.22. ATC tool changes work again. Sorry for posting bug
here but didn't know where to do it on the Mach form or web site.

Eric


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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Screen Not Working, No Moves...
« on: October 10, 2010, 09:53:44 PM »
Hi Dave,

So what you're saying is let MSM decide whether it needs an uninstall or not. In earlier versions of MSM you recommended an uninstall before upgrade. This will make things simpler in the future. Thanks.

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Screen Not Working, No Moves...
« on: October 10, 2010, 07:56:08 PM »
Dave,

I checked the Mach directory and the MachStdMill.xml file is there and time stamped for today and last time I used MSM. I did an uninstall of MSM and checked the Mach directory and  MachStdMill.xml was gone. I installed beta 12 and  MachStdMill.xml is back but it is time stamped for some time in August. Windows is removing the  MachStdMill.xml file. It's not a biggy I have all my settings written down so it takes just a few minutes to get everything back up and running. Thanks.

Eric.

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Screen Not Working, No Moves...
« on: October 10, 2010, 07:24:08 PM »
Hi Dave

I never run MSM from the master directory. I always do an uninstall of MSM before going to the next beta release. Some how the MSM XML file is getting over written not sure how but I'll do some checking when I install Beta 12. I'll look at my link on my desktop and make sure it is pointing to the right XML file. Thanks.

Eric.

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Screen Not Working, No Moves...
« on: October 09, 2010, 06:31:47 PM »
You said that you get a message that says "pulley too fast" I've noticed that by default when you install a new update for MSM that the pulley speed is set at 25000 rpm and the pulley is set to 4. All of the pin assignments are also wiped out. What .xml file are you using? Are you copying over one that you are using with 3.42.32 ? I have witten down all my settings and just go thru and put all the pin assignments back to what I had before. I tried using an old .xml file and it really screwed things up. Just my 2 cents. ::)

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Tool Change
« on: August 16, 2010, 05:37:24 PM »
Hi Alan

Sorry for being daft. What is a a PM?  ???
Is it anything like a purchase request?

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Tool Change
« on: August 15, 2010, 06:53:22 PM »
Hey Alan

Could you post your ATC code. I had experimental code that worked with the 1024.set screen but is useless with MSM. Like Dave I been waiting for someone that had an ATC, to get it working with MSM. The ATC I want to build is similar to hossmachine's but uses air cylinders instead of steppers for a lot of the movements to cut cost. Still will use a servo or stepper for rotation for the different tool positions. I've been trying to write something that will do something similar in MSM but haven't had any luck yet. Thanks.

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: TLO Woes
« on: August 13, 2010, 01:20:26 PM »
Hi Dave

Thank you for all your time and energy trying to help me. Your last post helped. All the projects I have planned require at least 5 tool changes. I didn't know how to do the code and make it work with mutiple tool changes. What had me confused was how to get each tool into WC Z position. Your explaination was very eye opening. I ran my code with G43 H*
on the next line after the tool change code and it works. Thanks again.

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: TLO Woes
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:04:11 AM »
Sorry Peter Smid's "CNC Programming Handbook. It's late.

Eric

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CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: TLO Woes
« on: August 13, 2010, 01:59:30 AM »
Hi Dave

Sorry for being such a bother. This will be my final post. Zeroed to top of part means that Tool 1 using a touch plate to set the TLO to the top of part by pushing the  Measure TLO button. Same procedure for Tool 2. I guess I don't understand the useage of the G43 command. I'll do some reading to educate my self. I didn't realize you had to had to use G43 after every tool change to apply the tool offset. I don't get the "H" command at all. I'll follow your advice and check out the CNC cook book site.
Thanks for the help.

Eric

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