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4661
Add a % on the line after the M99. OR add an empty line carrage return. The % you can always see that it is there.

(;-) TP

4662
General Mach Discussion / Re: Digitizing probe
« on: January 22, 2012, 05:31:47 PM »
It means the probe was already tripped when you called the G31.

(;-) TP

4663
IF the axis is set correctly for steps per unit then

COuld be loosing steps on the Z. It will get lowere and lower the longer you run.

Did the Z DRO read correctly for Z when it was finished? Or was it OFF as well

(;-) TP

4664
IF you add the second port then you can have up to 13 inputs on LPT#2

Did you get a macro to use with Mach3 ?

Just a thought, (;-) TP

4665
General Mach Discussion / Re: Getting Disillusioned with Mach3.
« on: January 18, 2012, 05:14:41 PM »
I think from looking back at trouble notes a problem with the function was also a DELAY that had somehow crept in causing the laser problems most had to move away from the function and go to the Dir pin method.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

4666
There is no way inside of MACH3 to do it. It will have to be done at the CAD/CAM level.  Mach3 does NOT have any terrain modelling capabilities that I am aware of.

(;-) TP

4667
General Mach Discussion / Re: .stl and 3D relief's.
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:29:56 AM »
BUT I still have 1 machine running on mach3(;-) Plasma

I was just picking on you. The subject came up about the time a discussion was running about tying up programming time to solve rarely used functions problems instead of working on CORE mach3 problems. I call it the squeaky wheel syndrome. where the squeaky wheel ALWAYS get the oil to make it run quieter.

In no way is that implying your problem was not important.  Probably just Yankee humor run amuck on this side of the pond.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: .stl and 3D relief's.
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:30:41 PM »
I am just sitting here SMILING (;-) like the old fat  CAT.

Tweakie   MUST mean  squeaky (as in wheel) across the big pond.

Ya made me smile, (;-) TP


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The only way to do it from the GCODE only approach is to use the G31 probe cycle or the G28.1 refhome cycle then apply offset corrections via G92 or G52 or G10.

We do it all the time in plasma to find the top of material (Z0.000)

No macro code involved.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Getting Disillusioned with Mach3.
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:54:06 PM »
As a Long time user I share your pain. But for the most part I have merged away from Mach3 for the same reasons. Good lord know I have preached about it BUT I am not the squeaky wheel. Many thng s over the years have just stopped working as they did. The CB side has gotten tottally undependable to the AVERAGE user wanting to do macros for MACHINING.

THere was a "short" discussion on the Yahoo site about Plugin programming distractions dealing with Mach3 and the countless hours they stole from the Mach3 debugging over the years

I really wonder where MACH3 would be today if all of those plugin distractions had not come along and all those hours had been to debug Mach3.

HUM??, (;-) TP

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