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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 08, 2009, 02:51:49 PM »
OK, here it is. I still can't get it working!


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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:25:16 AM »
I restored 1024.set from backup, that didn't fix it, can't run button script but machine still homes all axes when pushing the button!

I restored the entire Mach3 directory from backup, still can't run button script.

Something must be hosed in Windows (Vista)? They ran fine yesterday. I don't know what else to try. Reinstall Mach3? Uninstall Mach3/Reinstall Mach3? Everything else seems to work fine.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 08:03:03 PM »
OK, will do, thanks for that tip. I restored, the old file had an original date of like 10/27/08, so hopefully that fixes it. I'll do your trick right away!!

I tried a blue screen set from machsupport today earlier, but didn't like it because the yellow text looked ducky at my res, 1280 x 1024. The regular Mach screen is OK for me.

Might not be back 'til tomorrow, normal life beckons!!

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 07:45:41 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's right. I had it working fine with moving all three axes until I started messing with SS settings. I saved the text to a *.txt file when it was running and just pasted it back in after I broke it. I edited everything but the button calls out, saved, exited Mach, started, homed to test, edited it again, it won't run, but it homes fine. I'm off to restore 1024.set from last night and see if that fixes it.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 07:41:10 PM »
So if I restore 1024.set from last nights backup, I should be back to square one?

Why won't it run even though it shows that it's in there?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 07:35:35 PM »
Yup, clicking on the blinking button. The text is in there, it just doesn't run. Where is the button script stored? I have Windows Home Server, I'll restore something if I know what to restore. I suppose I could just restore the entire Mach directory from last night's backup and see if that fixes it. Otherwise, what to do???

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 07:25:44 PM »
Well, I've had an interesting experience with all this. I have a SmoothStepper. I started experimenting with Noise numbers in SS setup. If I got the Home number over about 350, the Z homing routine would go right past the switch, headed for THE END if not for eStop hit!! At about 250 is seems OK. Much lower and the switch jitters after in comes off home and trips an estop, stopping the homing routine.

So.....I edited the Ref All button per Hood's VB. Worked great. Got cocky, added moves to X and Y, too. That worked fine also. Then I started with the SS Noise editing and a couple times quiting Mach, SS didn't unload the firmware and had to be unplugged/plugged. Got the noise number where the home worked pretty good, but then the button script won't work anymore!! I edited all the stuff out except for the original DoButton calls. Edited back in the move off stuff, won't work. Copied old HiddenScript.m1s file, which APPEARS to be where the button script is stored. Edited in again, won't run. I rebooted the computer, everything I could think of. The added text is in the editor window, but it won't run. What did I hose up now that the VB button script won't run? It homes fine without it, but I'd like the move off in there if possible, I like that!!

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 02:06:38 PM »
Oh, hey, that sounds cool. I asked somewhere the other day if there was a way to do just that, got no reply, but someone probably thought I meant a normal Mach setting.

I'm a new Mach user, just building my machine. Can you give me a brief description of how to "Try this in your Ref All button". I have no clue, but like all the rest of this, I will know once I try it!! Do I have to use some screen editor or something? Looking forward to this!!

Could I also change the order the axes ref by doing like DoButton (23) above the DoButton (24) or something? I need to look into all this VB stuff after I get over being overwhelmed with the build. Almost done.

Thanks.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:49:55 AM »
What actually happens on your setup?

On mine, I have an issue on "Z", but I've attributed it to the heavy knee even though it's balanced with gas springs. It homes at the bottom fine, but then sometimes the switch trips into estop again. With Z homing first, of course, if it does it I have to stop, reset and jog off, then manually home X and Y. I have optical limits and they only back off .001 or less to get off the switch and I'm thinking sometimes it settles. I have tried different shaped vanes to trip, thicker, thinner, etc. I've milled the edges so they're sharp and square. It seems it's so close, ON the switch, OFF the switch, that once in a while the Z settles .0002 and trips the switch in and out. It's actually seen flickering on the diagnostics screen!

When I saw this thread I thought, hmmmm? I've tried all the things you've tried except changing to 4khz or anything. I'm at 1khz and have never changed it. Our issues are probably different, however.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Homing "x" axis not working correctly
« on: June 07, 2009, 09:30:33 AM »
Did you solve this, Don? If so, or not, I'd be interested in hearing!