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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:02:25 AM »
Dang Smurph IF I had known you were hungry I could have sent you a Big ol stake . What kind do you like Pine? Oak? Poplar? or some import mahogany. Teak ? ;D

As to the Mesa stuff, they run a processor similar to the ESS and the ESS does not have to have a realtime OS. It depends on WHICH mesa card you plan to run.  I have talked with Mesa about a Mach4 setup and they were not interested for some reason(;-) Same as for Mach3.

IF the USBSS and ESS can do it they should be able to do it as well The boards are programmable for use.

BUT that is why you Big Dawgs get the Big money (;-)

Thats a joke son, I say I say a joke son.  (Foghorn Leghorn)  :o

What ARE yall doing up so late anyway ??


(;-) TP


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 22, 2015, 12:17:56 AM »
(;-) WHO said you were a girl??

YOU may be able to get the LinuxCNC core app BUT you cannot get the Pilot version Unless you either Upgrade a tormach machine OR buy a new machine.

They will NOT sell the unit outright, Already tried (;-).

The Pilot has been in beta now for well over a year working out the few bugs it had. Just few knew.

I am patiently waiting on M4 (;-) Still a Mach fan

(;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 11:52:09 PM »
Obviously Greg does not have a licensing problem with LinuxCNC. Could be because he PAID to have some of HIS version changed for him by the GROUP. Money talks(;-).

NOW will you see that CORE version show up in the free  LinuxCNC Yes you will soon. Will you be able to get the GUI interface( the part that makes it easy to use), Never happen unless Greg decides to SELL it to you.  Just good business sense from my standpoint. 

(;-) TP


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 11:36:33 PM »
Daniell, If Greg did his job, and he has been known to. The pilot will be as or easier to configure than Mach3. All you need is a GOOD User interface to make it easy. Instead of hving to program the Internal configs from a command line.

I HAVE a LinuxCNC  machine here. The Controller other than having a very HOMELY GUI works as it should. No unknow crashes,no broken PROBES, tools fixture, OR surpises in the middle of a job.  SO I know how Linux CNC works (;-)  It is the same MACHINE that I USED to have mach3 on for testing. A  Series1 CNC Bridgeport mill with 1kw ac servos. IT will sling chips all day long.

As to OEMS using the EMC source code to model from without providing THEIR source code. Art did not with Mach1/2/3, Eding did not, planet CNC did not, and all the others that used the EMC base code did not as well.

Just a thought, (;-) TP


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 11:20:02 PM »
Steve you have never OWNED a real commercial CNC machine have you (;-) Most newer ones you cannot even MOVE that machine across the shop without having a Service man come back in to reset the alarm BIT so it will run again. They let you do NOTHING internally.

Greg at Tormach did exactly what he should be doing in "HIS" world . Locking the user out from the internals that they have little to no need to be tinkering with in there.  In that WORLD you have to protect the users from themselves AND protect the machine so it can be stable and the OEM can trouble shoot it.

NOW REMEMBER Tormach gave everyone the  option to UNLOCK the Mach3 machine so YOU could have at it. But at point you were on you OWN as to trouble shooting it WHEN you messed it up.  

The NEW Tormach unit is a dedicated CNC machine controller , Same as HAAS,OKUMA,MAZAK, etc,etc.( Just a smaller scale)  NOT a do everything motion thingy to make everyone happy.

IS there a market for both ??  Should be but the users base has shifted from days past. I see more and more DIYers sell the toys and buy small Commercial CNC machines new and used.  They would rather make things rather than TINKER on the machine.

Time will tell who's approach is best for the New CNC user generation(plug-n-CUT). This Generation is VERY different from the last one(;-)

Call Mazak and TELL them you want access to the internals of the Mazatrol and see what answer you get.  Bin there tried that as well (;-)

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:54:31 PM »
The Pilot can be just as easy as Mach3 if they created a  GUI like Mach3 has. It does NOT " have" to be difficult to set up.

If there was a real NEED for the laser control there will be one. (;-) THE ONLY reason Mach4 darwin has it is because ART has 2 lasers to play with otherwise you would have NEVER seen it.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error Art Code 8877 during G-Code load
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:12:21 PM »
Would it not be better to FIX the machine so it can't happen again RATHER than throwing him out of the LABOR pool ?

Just a thought, (;-) TP


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 07:27:57 PM »
It does NOT take much of a powerfull PC to work well with LinuxCNC it is NOT a resource hog. Now that they have a decent GUI front end it may be the next DIY controller.

KADOS to Greg @ Tormach

How well will it work . VERY WELL with the MESA line of cards.  Mach4 would do well to do the same thing adapt to the Mesa line of hardware. Top notch hardware at a reasonable price.

The first thing Mach4 needs is to be polished up for average JOE to use. there are many things missing yet ON SCREEN.

Just my Opinion, your's may differ (;-) TP




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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: February 21, 2015, 12:50:55 PM »
Just tried it again here and NO GO. Probably a permissions deal with windows as I cannot run a copy of notepad.exe  from the desktop either(;-).

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Slight jerky movment
« on: February 21, 2015, 11:47:55 AM »
Post an example of your circle code.

(;-) TP

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