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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS HOMING ISSUE
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:08:44 PM »
I also had homing and just weirdness problems after I installed the ESS. I have a carriage type router with the A axis slaved with the X axis.  Had all the problems that TommyD explained and several more in some of the M codes I had written.  

So far every problem I have had has been fixed by adding a STOP command in the script. While troubleshooting  I noticed that if I hit the stop button at the right time the homing and my M codes all worked fine.  I don't know if it is the ESS not knowing when the operation is complete or if it is in Mach3.  

I have no idea if it will help with the spindle problems but it may be worth a try as this stop command has fixed several other unrelated issues for me.
Add a "DoButton(3)" line to your script just for fun and see.

I am running Version R3.043.022 for Mach and plugin v10fb1 for ESS.


VB and the development of wizards / Re: MachMsg Question
« on: April 05, 2012, 04:23:35 PM »
Yes I have tried to incorporate some of them into machmsg will no results.

Thanks for the reply.


VB and the development of wizards / Re: MachMsg Question
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:49:47 AM »
I have read the section on dialog box controls and understand how they work but I don't know how to extend this information to a "MachMsg" statement.

Please a little more help.

I want to move a MachMsg to a different location on the screen.

Thank you


VB and the development of wizards / Re: MachMsg Question
« on: March 30, 2012, 06:29:29 AM »
thank you I will look there.


VB and the development of wizards / MachMsg Question
« on: March 28, 2012, 08:35:46 AM »
Is it possible to set or change  the screen position of MachMsg so it is not just in the center?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Limit Rapids
« on: January 08, 2012, 07:28:42 AM »
Now I get it!

Thank you Hood for the excellent explanation.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Limit Rapids
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:20:55 PM »
I have attached a test file that is a simple 2" square pocket but cut in two passes. 

I start the program and while it is cutting the first pass I increase the feed rate to 150% or to 15 inches a minute.  When the machine does a rapid move back to 0,0 for the next pass it will run at 24 inches a minute even though I have the Velocity in the motor tuning set at 19.998 inches per minute.

I used VCarve Pro to write the G code.
Is there some G code that will override the settings in Mach?

Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Limit Rapids
« on: January 07, 2012, 06:12:08 AM »
I am sure there is a way to limit the rapid speed even though you have manually over ridden the programed speed but I can't find the right place.

My motor tuning is set for 20 IPM, lock rapid FRO to feed FRO is not checked, and Rapid OvRd is set to 20 and is active.

While running a program and I see that the feed rate should be increased I use the + sign to increase the feed but when the program comes to a rapid move the rapid speed increases also.  
How do I set Mach so the rapid speed is never over 20 IPM?

What am I missing?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Shortcut
« on: September 15, 2011, 06:07:32 AM »
I had tried that also and got the result of " File not found" so I went back to my old "DOS" days and found the problem.  We had left out a space between the forward slash and the letter p.  It should read "C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe/ p RF_Mill"

Thank you for your reply as it made me go back and look at it again.


General Mach Discussion / Shortcut
« on: September 14, 2011, 01:07:08 PM »
Months back when I installed Mach3 I made a custom desktop shortcut called Rf Mill.  This is the shortcut I have been using ever since but the other day I was cleaning up my desktop and accidentally deleted it and emptied the trash bin.

How do I make a new shortcut for RF Mill?

I know I can use the Mach3 loader and just choose RF Mill from the menu but there should be a way of recreating the Icon on the desktop.

Any ideas?


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