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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem running drivertest.exe
« on: April 12, 2009, 02:51:11 AM »
Did you double click, then wait, then double click yet another time?

When I tested the driver I had to double click several times before anything happened, but only the firs time I tested. If I double click now the driver test executes almost immediately.

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I gave up and installed Mach3 over again. I created a new mill profile. The new profile works fine. The jog speed in the old profile seems to be OK now after the new installation. But the abnormal button blinks. The only way I can get that fixed is to set the inch/metric in the "Setting Alt-6" tab to inch. The units in the "Config>Native units" is still set to metric. Don't understand that. If I change between inch and mm in the "Setting Alt-6" tab in the new profile nothing happens seemingly. Looks like a bug maybe. Anyway I deleted the original Mill profile.

What is the XML? I have much to learn from you experts here  :)

I see I wasn't clear enough in what I wrote above.

All in the above quote refers to the old profile, except this sentence: "If I change between inch and mm in the "Setting Alt-6" tab in the new profile nothing happens seemingly."

Hood: Thanks for your help!

Machinemaster: I didn't know it is possible to double click the abnormal button. I will remember it if it happens another time. Thank you!

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I gave up and installed Mach3 over again. I created a new mill profile. The new profile works fine. The jog speed in the old profile seems to be OK now after the new installation. But the abnormal button blinks. The only way I can get that fixed is to set the inch/metric in the "Setting Alt-6" tab to inch. The units in the "Config>Native units" is still set to metric. Don't understand that. If I change between inch and mm in the "Setting Alt-6" tab in the new profile nothing happens seemingly. Looks like a bug maybe. Anyway I deleted the original Mill profile.

What is the XML? I have much to learn from you experts here  :)

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I would like it to be so easy.

The feed rate is set at 600 and the accel at 30. The jog rate accelerates up to 40 in a few seconds  and stay there, the shift tab doesnt increase it either now even though it lit up in the "jog panel" when hit. The slow jog rate is set to 40%. In rapid feed (when running a program) the speed reaches aproximately 600 almost instantly.'

The abnormal tab put up the "Currently in metric units" when hit. The fault doesnt reset but stays active no matter what I do.

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General Mach Discussion / Jog rate, feed rate and abnormal condition
« on: April 11, 2009, 07:17:58 AM »
Hi,
this is my first post here.

I purchased Mach3 two years ago. I hav not used it yet. I have no machine to use it on, but I plan to make a router this year. I upgraded to version R3.042.020 yesterday. I have been playing around with it since then. I also have LazyCam, pro version.

I currently manage to make a simple drawing in AutoCad 2000, import the dxf file into LazyCam and make the toolpaths, pocketing, offset, Z-depth, different tools and so on. I haven't figured out how to make countoured surfaces in the Z-plane in LazyCam yet. Havent really tried yet. I can draw complicated objects in AutoCad however, like 3-D drawings, multiple layers and so on. I manage to load the G-code into Mach3 and run the program.

I have a few question on things I still havent figured out.

1.  I cant find where I specify the jog rate. I have found it is possible to set the slow jog rate in a percentage of the full jog rate. But where do I set the full jog rate? I'm aware of the motor configuration setup. I have set the motor speeds to 600 (mm/s), but the jog rate is mostly in the 100 units range when I hit the jog buttons.

2.  The actual "working" feed rate is 10-15% below the feed rate set in the G-codes. When I set the feed rate override to say 200% the actual feed rate is only ca 170% of the feed rate set in the G-codes. What is the reason for this?

3.  The abnormal condition tab do blink. When I hit i it says I am "Currently in metric units". I have set the units to metric in the configuration. What is the reason for this warning?

Edit: Clearified difference between problems with the feed rate and jog rate.

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