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Mach3 under Vista / ERROR ARTCODE 20070911
« on: February 20, 2016, 06:13:11 PM »
Just upgraded from xp to win 7 because networking no longer works with windows 10, when i open mach3 it opens with blank screen except it shows all the menu's on top and they are functional when i close i get error art code 20070911 i installed on another computor with win 7 and no problem
any help would be greatly appreciated,i need to do a lot jobs on machine.
Thanks Bob Middendorf

General Mach Discussion / metric ball screw
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:13:31 PM »
running mach3 with gecko g540 drive 200 step steppers

just bought new machine with 5mm pitch ball screws they gave me thier xml file for mach3, native units is inch, motor tunning steps per is set at 2032
does not seem correct to my calculation 200*10/.19685 =10160.020
what one is correct 

General Mach Discussion / V CARVE TOOL PATH
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:30:44 PM »
i have a k2cnc with gecko g540 running with mach3 2ghz cpu and 1 gig of memory

i am trying to v carve a harley davison emblem was programmed with bobcad looks good in graphics and look good on mach3 graphics but when i run on router the tool path looks
good and then it will totally go off course and cut letters away and will just end up with pocket it will repeat the same every time. I can just do regular 2d engraving with no problem.

any help would be very much appreciated


General Mach Discussion / cutter compensation not working
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:33:53 PM »
having trouble with mach3 with cutter comp taking affect,i am using tool 1 with cutter radius in tool table (R.187 IN TOOL DIAMETER)
on the main screen shows tool 1 and shows cutter radius but when running program tool goes to center line of cutter
and does not compensate for tool radius.

example program milling inside pocket

G17 G20 G40 G80 G90
T1M6(.375 endmill)
G0 G90 G54 X2.0 Y2.0 G43 H1 Z-1.0 S3000 M3
G1 Z-1.25 F30.
G42 D31 Y2.5
G40 Y2.0
G0 Z1.0
G53 Z0

using mach3
 y and z axis work fine they hit home switch and back off switch a small amount every time

i tried wires from y and z same problem

any ideas

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