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General Mach Discussion / Re: Questions 1st Aluminum Cut Sample
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:05:52 AM »
The drill point was NOT designed for normal linear cutting it is design to drill a hole THEN lower a touch to get to the flutes and then cut linear.

You need to use a center cutting 2 flute or 1 or3. AS long as it is center cutting for plunge milling . EVEN then plunge cutting takes a very rigid machine to do without crawling around a bit as it plunges.

EVEN the engraving bit must be used at very high rpms because of it tip diam being so small if you go to slow on rpm it tends to drag through the material not cut.

IF you cannot slow the rpm enought you need to go to a smaller diameter cutter. With alum it is ALL about being able to cut with min heat buildup. as soon as the alum gets too hot it gets gummy and sticks to the cutter.

(;-) TP

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When you have inputs and no function led then you must create your own with UserLeds. Then you map the signal state to activate or deactive the LED .

PopparBears(SCott)  Plugin is VERY help to create links from signals to things inside MAch3 without going through a macropump or brains.

(;-) TP

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IF you want an LED to light up when say input#1 is active then you have to use the correct LED.

Lets say you have a switch in the garden to let you KNOW that a jackrabbit stole a carrot. You would need to run an input to MACH3 lets say input#1 on port1 pin10.  TO have a led that lights up when Inputs#1 goes active you have to use the LED for input#1 active.  That LED number is 821.

So now you have the Led(821) Placed on the screen and next to it you label Jack Rabbit stole carrot.  NOW when  the switch goes active it signals MACh3 through input#1 and LIGHTS UP the LED(821) on the screen.

NOW you know that a Wascally jackWabbit stole another carrot. OR that your tool skirt it UP.

(;-) TP

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Persistent Parameters
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:02:51 PM »
Look at you MACH3  ICON where you load MACH3. Right click on it then click properties. At the end of the string you should have a P/ string that POINTS to the active XML that MACh3 uses to run with. WHERE does yours point to c:\Mach3  or C:\Mach3\MAch3mill  ?

You can literaly have dozens of MACH3 versions set up to run from different profiles BUT MACH3 will ONLY run the one it is pointed to.

(;-) TP


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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Persistent Parameters
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:59:04 AM »
OK more input IF you are using say Userdro(2000) and expect to find it in the xml you will not find it as such. Art created a unique save function for such and it is NOT saved directly into the XML as the original ID.

For instance I created a Userdro(2000) dro and input data of 9999. IF you look for the Usedro#2000 in the saved xml you will not find it as such. In this case the actual value was saved in OemDro2_747. Changed that value to 8888 saved then reload mach3 and the value in userdro(2000) is now 8888.

It does NOT really matter HOW he saved it as LONG as he did. (;-).

You do have to have persistant dros checked(;-).

(;-) TP

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Persistent Parameters
« on: November 11, 2012, 11:28:42 AM »
(;-)  The active XML will be the one in the active directory. IF you are using mach3millXYZ  then the active xml should reside in that directory as well. How else is MACH3 to know what you have setup ?  The xml in the mach3 directlry will be a default XML not the active.

Now IF you do a defalut setup of mach3 as installed then the xml MAY reside in the default dir C:\mach3.

It is MY understanding that when using User dros  they will not be saved UNLESS they are active in a screenSet. I will test that for you.

#Vars in the range of 500-600 ARE saved every time to the "active" XML. Here it has NEVER failed to do so.

(;-) TP

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 support for windows 7?
« on: November 11, 2012, 10:55:16 AM »
I do know with Vista and above ???  you can have all kinds of permission problems at times. I have a copy of W2K and XP and Vista running here and VISTA  is NOT a stable enviroment in "my case" for MACH3. It will cause things that other OS that MACH3 was designed to run (W2k and XP) will not cause.

Cannot say anything for Windows 7 or 8 as I do not have them.

IF I were to setup a new machine today it would be a stripped down W2K or XP version.

Just a thought, (;-) TP


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help with VB script
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:31:21 AM »
Do you just have one switch to tell you up or down? Does it have a null spot in the middle of travel where neither can be  active?

Do you have an switch that tells you you are at lock up location or are you depending on the A axis to be correct?

IF the motor gets slightly off position at lock up WILL the air cylinder pull it into final position for lockup ? 

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: G Code Skipping
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:18:32 AM »
ODDS are it is a acceleration problem and that particular combo sets it off.He has already reduced feedrate. Just as a thought does ANY other of your cut files do this ?  The first thing you normally do is reconfig the AXIS's to 1/2 the acceleration and 1/2 the vel and try again

IF cutting the acceleration/vel in half does not do it THEN try reloading MACh3 from scratch AND use an original XML.  NOT one of the backup xmls.

Just a thought,(;-) TP

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Persistent Parameters
« on: November 10, 2012, 02:25:53 PM »
I just checked and HERE it works just fine. It saves Vars and dros and I see them in the XML and after I restart they are still there and can be called up via macro. Where are you running the macros from. What type dro are you setting. OEM,USER?

Same with VARs they stay persistant in the range of 500-600. THOSE are the only ones that will by the way.

(;-) TP

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