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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Opening tool screen from NF
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:33:44 PM »

No change.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Opening tool screen from NF
« on: December 06, 2014, 10:46:00 PM »
Thanks TP:
I will try that.


Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Opening tool screen from NF
« on: December 06, 2014, 06:35:57 PM »
Hi Ron:

The complete Newfanled wizard works great. It is just that Tool Table window that doesn't open. So, I always have to write down the tool# before I use the   Wizard. That window opening up makes the job slick, but so far only on the stardard Mach3 screen set.
When I click on the button to open the Tool Table, nothing happens. It is as if I never clicked on the button.
So, in order to put the Tool# and diameter in the two black data boxes, it is necessary to click on the box, ,  and manually enter the Tool#, and Diameter.
I have minimized the screen set to see if the Tool Table window was hiding behind it, but there is nothing there. If just does not open up.


Hi Guy:

This wiring works on my setup, with a C10 board so it should work for you.

When you open the diagnostics page, no led's from your inputs should be lit. This is a
basic Mach3 rule.TheLED's light up when the switch goes "Active."

Wire the X, Y, or Z + limit up as folows.

On the end of the C10 board with the INPUT pins is a jumper for 1-2, Pull Down,
and 2-3 Pull Up. Put the jumper in the 2-3 position.

On the micro switch NO (Normally OPen) terminal,  for the X + Limit switch, connect a Red
wire from the NO terminal to the C10 board input pin 15.

On the micro switch COM terminal for the X + Limit, connect a Black wire to the C10 board
GND terminal, or one of the COM terminals if the COM jumper is on the 1-2 position.

This jumper setting will make the COM terminals Ground.
 Do not put the jumper in the 2-3 position, as that will make the COM terminals +5v

Go to Ports and Pins, Inputs, to the X++ line, and put a Green check under the Enable
column, for that action.

Under Port, put the number of the Port. It will be a 1, unless you are using a second
Port, with (2) C10 boards.

Put 15 in the Pin # column.

Put a Green check under the Active Low column.

Click on the Apply box, and the the OK box.

Open your Diagnostic page, and you will see the X++ box in the upper right is not lit.
Manually trip your X++ Limit switch, the the X++ box will turn Green.

Wire all of your Limit switches in the exact same way.

When all of your Limit switches are working correctly, go to the Config Menu, and scroll
to the last row, and click SAVE.



Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Opening tool screen from NF
« on: December 06, 2014, 02:14:43 PM »
Hello Ron:

I tried (3) times to send and attachement, and kept getting messages that it was a duplicte name, or it did not accept that file type, or that I had already had a file with that name in the system. Kind of frustrating.

However, I will write the exact sequence I am talking about since the visual picture is not happening.

1. Select "Newfangled" from the Wizards menu.
2. Material Selection screen opens.
    select material from list, and click [Continue] box.
3. Please Choose an Operation screen opens.
    make operation choice from 15 available operations listed with graphic pictures.
4 Tool Properties screen opens.
   Top center of page is a button; [Select Tool from Table]
5. Click on button.
6. Window pops open on screen with the heading;
   [Select Tool from Tool Table]
   All the tools in your Tool Table are in this window.
7. Click on a Tool.
8 The tool # is automatically entered into the Tool# black entry box, and the tool diameter is automatically entered into the
   black entry box labeled [Tool dia]
9. Click on the OK in lower right corner of [Select Tool from Tool Table] box, and window disappears.
10 You can now enter other selections, i.e., spindle RPM, Feed Rate etc.
11. Click green [Continue] box at lower right corner of screen.
12 The data entry screen opens, for X,Y coordinates, CW, CCW, Inch, Metric ets.
    This is the last screen and the Post code, Preview choices are in boxes.

The [Select Tool from Table] window is what I am asking about.
That pop-open window does not work on the 2010 screen set. Perhaps it is because in the 2010 screen set, he has an Icon
at the top of the page, specifically for opening the Newfangled wizards, and something gets lost in the mix.



Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Opening tool screen from NF
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:37:34 PM »
Hi Ron:

First I would like to thank you for a superb little program. I use it every day in my work. It is the best money I ever spent in my many
years in CNC machining.

My question is the drop down screen, of the Tool Table, from within the NF program. It works just fine in the standard Mach3 srcreen,
but does not work in the 2010 screen set. I set-up a new Win 7 mini computer with a new SSD. I thought the Tool Table worked
when I first ran the program with the 2010 set, but after more stuff was installed, it does not open the T-Table anymore. Do you know of any conflicts or what can be done? Would a complete removal of Mach3, and then a re-install of Mach3, and NF do it?



Hi seamaster:

I have been reading up on the JY5300-2 controller, and it looks like a very well thought out controller, as well as the Pendant.
Also, contrary to many comments about Chinese CNC controllers, and the poor or missing documentation, the manual and detail instructions are absolutely excellent, and in clear English.

The only down side I have come across so far is the driver board power chip. It currently uses the Toshiba TB6560 chip in the driver
board, which has been less than ideal. The newest Chinese driver boards are now using the Toshiba TB6600, which handles more current
up to 5amps, 36v, larger motors, and is better all around performance.

I am starting a small engraver/router build for my grandson, as well as one for myself, and am considering the JY5300-2 controller. It seems like a very complete control unit, with everything integrated. It would be difficult to build a control unit as compact and well designed as this product.  I am going to try to replace the driver board with one the newer TB6600 single axis drivers, if I can get the internal schematics, to make the proper I/O from the basic motherboard to the driver module.

Keep us informed on your little machine. This is the first one I have seen mentioned in the Mach3 forum.

By the way, always nice to see someone fix a problem like you did.



General Mach Discussion / Re: Wiring Wild Horse Econo Probe
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:59:42 PM »
The MSM screen set is an amazing piece of work. I think he has a trial version, which runs for 30 days to evaluate. Also, he is 100% involved with answering in detail, any questions users may ask. The manual is huge; over 300 pages. I used it for over a year, but have not upgraded to his later versions that work with a probe and touchplate for tool setting and probing.


Hi Guy:

Yes, that is correct. Also, if more inputs are needed, a second C10 board can be added with a PCI Parallel port card in one of the
slots. This will become port 2.


The C10 board has (4)jumpers. The input end of the board has a jumper for the input signals, for either pull-up, or pull-down. The input signals must have the correct jumper setting, and the corresponding Active Hi/Active Lo setting in Ports and Pins to be seen by Mach3.

Limits can be wired to send a +5v to the pin, or make a pin grounded. This will be set in the Active HI, or Active Low check box, depending on the way it is wired. Also, the C10 jumper has to be set for the correct action. You can play with the settings on one switch to get it working. All of the input pins, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 have to follow the same rule.


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