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Hi everybody,
I have got my problems sorted out at last, and the machine is working OK.
I contacted John Stevenson who developed the original kit for the X3 mill and he gave me the settings.
I would like to thank everybody for their interest in my problems, and particularly Hood for his patience with my failure to understand.
Regards,
Eugene.

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Thanks Tweakie CNC,
Everyone on this site is so helpful to a newby,
But I am sorry to be so thick.but I cannot understand the calculator.
My machine has a 5mm pitch leadscrew but I program in imperial.
What is the steps per?
Eugene.

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Hood,
Your answer to my last email showed me what was wrong. When I checked the steps per, the X axis gave mm but the other 2 axis were correct in inches. When I Iooked at motor tuning the X axis was set to 800 steps, which was obviously wrong.
I reset it to 8000 with an acceleration of 17.09375 and reset the step pulse from 5 to 3.
Do you have recommendations for these settings? But at least the machine works now, thanks to you.
Regards,
Eugene.

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The program does not have either a G20 or G21. I think that Mach3 itself has been corrupted, what do you think?

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Hood,
I cannot thank you enough for offering your help. I think that the Mach 3 program must be corrupted. The trouble is that the computer that runs Mach3 is not connected to the internet. I was misguided by running it under Windows 7. Also I am elderly and struggling with MY memory and the program.
Anyway I am attaching the xml file for you to have a look at.
Thanks,
Eugene.

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Hood,
Its eugene again I am sorry to have to draw on your expertise again, but you solved one problem with my copy of Mach 3, now I have another problem.!!!
Mach3 will not stay in inches, it keeps reverting to metric, and it refuses to change to inches. This is a problem as all my code is all in inches.
Sorry to ask for your help again so soon.
Very best wishes.
eugene.

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Thanks Hood you have solved my problem. Your knowledge of programming is outstanding. This is the second time you have helped me.
Thank you very much.
Eugene

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General Mach Discussion / Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« on: June 18, 2011, 10:10:13 AM »
When I draw an outline in Aspire, and transfer the resultant G code into Mach3 holes in the centre of an outline are shown as large diameter circles
I have tried several different outlines but the holes always come out as large circles not small diameter outlines that show in Vectric Aspire.
Thanks in anticipation
Eugene.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need help - gcode file hanging Mach3
« on: February 23, 2011, 06:26:51 PM »
I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question. Can someone please help.
I recently had to replace the C11G breakout board on my  X3 Seig mill,
The problem is that  the new breakout board is different version from the original, and I cannot get the spindle to run.
The board is version 8 from Cnc4pc.
Can someone give me the file needed to run this mill.
Thanks in anticipation.
Eugene.

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Sieg Machines / Re: Welcome to the Sieg Machines forum
« on: January 08, 2011, 10:36:50 AM »
I hope that not too many people think that this is an embarassingly simple question, but can someone please tell me how to set the soft limits on a Seig X3 mill in Mach 3?
I am new to CNC but I am an ex (very) press toolmaker.
Thanks in anticipation
Eugene

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