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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard install problem
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:46:57 AM »
Still looking for an answer to this error when trying to run this mill wizard for first time. Anybody know which .dll that may be missing and
keeping mill wizard from working the first time?

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard install problem
« on: November 30, 2014, 07:19:13 PM »
Thank you..because I tried running as admin and that didn't work.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard install problem
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:46:47 AM »
Ok so maybe I should try and run it as administrator and see if that works.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Mill Wizard install problem
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:37:04 AM »
Installed Mill Wizard and when i try to run the program (C:\program files\NFS_mill\NFS_mill.exe) I get the error ""This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect"
So I tried the suggestion as presented by the error window was to re-install the program but that didn't fix it.
I have installed this program on an WinXP machine 32 bit.
Any ideas as to why this program won't run? Doesn't run on XP?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis issue
« on: March 13, 2011, 03:42:56 PM »
Put the home/limits back to default and left ports/pins dir reveresed...works fine now
and thanks for the help.
Now i just have to figure why I am getting multiple runs on cutting pads and traces..should only do that once I thought.
Again thnaks for the help.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis issue
« on: March 12, 2011, 09:03:07 PM »
Changed it in Ports and Pins..I tried Homing/Limits too..If I did it to both that would just put me back at the start.(?)

General Mach Discussion / Z axis issue
« on: March 12, 2011, 08:41:13 PM »
I finished my PCB mill today and while testing the mill on a simple pcb generated with EagleCad and using pcb-gcode
I ran into a Z axis problem.
Watching the gcode run the Z axis is commanded to go up .100 (Z0.100) from zero set point..it goes down and when commanded
to go down .007 (Z-0.007) it goes up from the zero set point.
Ok..so using the jog feature I could see that Z+ it went down and Z- it went up so in the configure window I changed the direction
and retested with the jog feature..this time Z+ it went up and Z- it went down..all fixed, not really it did the same when running
the gcode.
I guess my question is since I am using the demo version only is this something that will work correctly when i purchase a license?
Or is there something I have overlooked in setting up the Z axis? The X and Y axis are working ok..

FAQs / UPDATE:Re: RESET- E-stop & Limit switch's issue
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:34:47 AM »
Ok..I finally got the random limits and E-stop to stop triggering..temporarely..
I removed the limit switch wires from the driver pcb but left the E-stop switch, still random triggering going on.
I then went into the input config window and disabled the limit inputs and E-stop input..ahh, quiet now.
So I was able to play and adjust the motor tuning..
So I have purchased a opto isolated parallel port adapter to keep these ground loop/noise gremlins from coming back and next I will separate the limit switch wiring and use shielded cable on all runs to/from the driver pcb.
Thanks to all that helped with this issue and I hope this helps others that may run into this during their cnc builds.

FAQs / Re: RESET- E-stop & Limit switch's issue
« on: January 12, 2011, 07:36:21 PM »
Yes, the cable is shielded..but the motor wires run in the same cable for each axis too.
The shield is connected only on one end, kinda like a Faraday screen..
I will look at the inputs with a scope and see how much noise is there..I have a feeling separating the limits from the
motor wires is in order..however that doesn't fully explain the E-stop signal randomness unless I am dealing with a
nasty ground loop..:-(

FAQs / RESET- E-stop & Limit switch's issue
« on: January 12, 2011, 06:16:01 PM »
Hello to the Forum..
I am using a HobbyCNC driver and a X Y Z setup I built a long time ago and just got it all rewired and setup to test.

I have configured Mach3 port# and pin#'s for the motors and limit switch's  ok..yet I am having a problem
with Mach 3 recognizing that the E-stop switch and limit switch's are ok..

RESET keeps going active almost at random saying E-stop or limit switch's are active but using the diagnostic
screen I see the limits light glow yellow when I push an X or Y limit switch and the E-stop light will glow
red when I push the E-stop switch ( E-stop pin set for active low).
Measuring the pull-up voltage at the connector for the driver pcb I am measuring 4.43V(5V comes from the driver and measures 5.03V)..that should be high enough to
prevent false triggering.
So I am at a loss as to what else needs to be done..I would like to test out mach3 before purchasing but the way things are
working I may never get to that..so is this resetting issue a way to prevent full operation of this program until purchase?
Just curious about that..
Any ideas out there?

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