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General Mach Discussion / Re: another parallel port question
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:31:58 PM »
Sorry one more question, this new PC if fairly quick so I'm wondering what kernel speed I could run at?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: another parallel port question
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:14:59 PM »
Thanks everyone that worked perfectly.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: another parallel port question
« on: December 01, 2009, 06:23:29 PM »
Thanks for the help guys, I think I'm just going to drop one LPT port. I did not see a method to export my Mach3 settings so I can migrate computers. Is there a method to save the settings on the current PC and import them into the new one?

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General Mach Discussion / another parallel port question
« on: November 29, 2009, 10:04:06 PM »
Probably been asked before but searching does let me put my question to rest.
My DIY router is working fine but the PC running it is an old AMD 1600+ so I purchase a "new to me" IBM SFF (small form factor) PC to replace it, P4 3.2Ghz and 2gigs of ram. The os is windows XP stripped down to bare bones.  There is a good listing of what services can be modified here.
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Anyway my new PC has only 1 PCI slot and I kinda wanted to use it to install a wireless network card. However my router is using 2 LPT ports, one is an add-in PCI card. I want to change my setup to run my mill from 1 parallel port and in order to do this I would need to use pins 1, 14,16 or 17 as outputs. Specifically enable lines on my drivers . My drivers use Step, Direction, Enable and Common therefore requiring 9 outputs and I was under the impression that only pins 2 through 9 could be used as outputs. Can I setup Mach3 to use the Control lines as outputs?

Thanks for the help.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 10:01:10 PM »
That is what I originally thought was to have 2 versions of the script and link the button to the appropriate version. Maybe I should do it that way…

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:48:09 PM »
I'm using the MachBlue screen set and really like it. It should not be too much trouble to add an if statement here and there.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 10:37:54 AM »
I forgot to ask, is there a PDF listing of all the OEMLED Codes?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 10:32:14 AM »
Yep that is what I'll do, thanks for the help.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:57:09 AM »
This is the code from hoss2006 screen the code on the maching that is connected to the mill is slightly different but same issue.
All the movement lines need to reflect the current profile either metric or imperial. Like I said I can do the coding and really would like to, if I knew if there is a Mach3 constant/variable that holds the current profiles units mode ie: 0 for metric, 1 for imperial.


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CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818) 'Get the current feedrate to return to later
CurrentAbsInc = GetOemLED(48) 'Get the current G90/G91 state
CurrentGmode = GetOemDRO(819) 'Get the current G0/G1 state
PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151) 'Z-plate thickness DRO

If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then 'Check to see if the probe is already grounded or faulty
DoOEMButton (1010) 'zero the Z axis so the probe move will start from here
Code "G4 P2" ' this delay gives me time to get from computer to hold probe in place
Code "G90 G31Z-2.0 F4" 'probing move, can set the feed rate here as well as how far to move
While IsMoving() 'wait while it happens
Wend
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002) 'get the axact point the probe was hit
Code "G0 Z" &ZProbePos 'go back to that point, always a very small amount of overrun
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness) 'set the Z axis DRO to whatever is set as plate thickness
Code "G4 P0.25" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G1 Z1.0 F20" 'put the Z retract height you want here
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)" 'puts this message in the status bar
Code "F" &CurrentFeed 'Returns to prior feed rate
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)" 'this goes in the status bar if aplicable
End If
If CurrentAbsInc = 0 Then 'if G91 was in effect before then return to it
Code "G91"
End If
If CurrentGMode = 0 Then 'if G0 was in effect before then return to it
Code "G0"
End If
Exit Sub

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General Mach Discussion / Metric and Imperial Auto Tool Zero Plate
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:39:28 AM »
I created 2 profiles one for metric and one imperial. Both work fine except for the custom auto-tool-zero script. It is obvious that the code is for either metric or imperial and cannot switch. I can do the coding if I know the name of the global variable that tells Mach3 what units it is using.
Can anyone help me out, or maybe someone has already modified the code to account for switching between metric and imperial.
Thanks

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