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General Mach Discussion / Re: Work offsets
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:27:23 PM »
I would just make chips(;-) Mach3 was designed around XP.  IN CNC there is NO leading edge of technology ONLY the bleeding edge. (;-) ONCE you loaded the Driver in WIN7 it may react differently.

We can work out any other quirks as you run across them.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Work offsets
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:15:12 PM »
SURE go to Config / genconfig look in the middle of the page for the initialization string and add G55 to it. IF there is a G54 remove it.

You know you can set the retract height with a #var and change it on demand. Saves having to do 2 circle programs

I am Glad you got it all working , GOOD JOB

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Safety door issue
« on: September 18, 2011, 06:40:00 PM »
MACH has a door safety input. As long as the door remains open MACH will not move. BUT that is a software solution and MAY not meet  some safety requirements.

(;-) TP

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Just a note: it should move the TOOL to the right not neccessariily the table. It depends on what type machine it is as to which way it moves to be correct.   For example Bed/Bridge mills are backwards to knee mills.

Just a thought, (;-) TP


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SOMETIMES with new computers they RUN "TOO" FAST and can cause problems with CB and macros running out of sync.

NOW that is just MY opinion from past experiences.  Your mileage may vary due to local variables,

Just something to check, you may have to add some wait states into your macro code now.

(;-) TP

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: tooltable trouble
« on: September 17, 2011, 11:20:45 PM »
HIYA Riley, Have you retried teh wizards tool table again???

Try this if you get time. Open the NFW wizads then select a function then try to open the tool table. IF it does NOT open look at the bottom Windows bar and see IF it is down there IF so click it.

Also when it does NOT come up stop and window down Mach3 and see IF it is on the desktop screen behind the Mach3 screen.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: SmoothStepper - Anyone Else Seeing This?
« on: September 17, 2011, 10:19:00 PM »
Try something for me. DO NOT use G54. Set your initiation string to add G55 as your base startup mode.  In fixtures set the G54 to 0,0,0,0,0,

Then run everything from the G55 or UP fixture offset coords.   DO NOT USE G54 for anything.

See if that cures your random strange numbers showing up.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Work offsets
« on: September 17, 2011, 09:48:29 PM »
OK I think I have it solved for you.  

Rule 1 do NOT use G54. Set your init string in config to add G55 as the base mode.

Rule 2 do NOT use the subcall M98 P1 L1 with the sub code INSIDE the Gcode program . Move your subs to the SUBprogram dir and call them with the Redirect call

M98 (Test.txt) L1

SO FAR that has solved all the TC, multiSUB, Multi offsets problems here.

Give it a whirl,(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Work offsets
« on: September 17, 2011, 09:16:20 PM »
Riley BELAY THAT ORDER mate, It solved part of the problem but not all.  Multi subs are stilll a quirk. The old method will work there.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: SmoothStepper - Anyone Else Seeing This?
« on: September 17, 2011, 08:56:06 PM »
RAY A question for YA are you using G54 as your base offset???

 I have been chasing a known BUG in TC and SUBS and OFFSETS and think I finally after 3 years AND the last 10 hours chasing it MAY have found the problem child. This may relate directly to what you are seeing sometimes. IT may very well be the base of the" LOST MACH SYNDROME"

Let me know, (;-) TP

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