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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Subroutine configuration, Z axis help
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:53:33 AM »
If I want it to start from z=+20 in its axis and then move down #2=.5 how do i do that?
I've been playing with it and changed g0 z1---> g0 z20 but it doesn't move down and just repeats the same line without moving downwards in the z negative direction

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Subroutine configuration, Z axis help
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:06:20 AM »
Okay got it to work thanks!

A bit confused with the gcodes though because I'm still really new at this. So my machine right now is moving up in the z axis, if I want it to move downwards in the negative direction would I change #1?

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##### General Mach Discussion / Subroutine configuration, Z axis help
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:02:19 PM »
Hi,

Does anyone know if there's a subroutine to program the machine to move in a continuous way, but then moving the machine down the z axis as it continues in the same general x, y axis locations?

Is there a way to manipulate the subroutine function where I can do this without copying and pasting the gcodes 123908123x ?

If you're confused this is what i have down as my gcodes:

g28
g0 x51 z50
g0 x51 y-2 z50
g0 x0 y-2 z50
g0 x0 y-4 z50
.... etc ...
g0 x0 y0 z50 m47 (this starts it back to the first line)

now I want to move down my z axis a little bit and repeat the same thing..

anyone?
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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Can Mach3 do continuous loops?
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:11:03 AM »
Thanks guys!
Only one thing though, when I put the subroutine in microsoft notepad and save it as .tap/AllFiles... it doesn't show up as a subroutine on my Program Run scroll box and doesn't perform the function because essentially there isn't one.
Help?
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« on: June 25, 2012, 10:39:06 AM »
Thanks Hood I got everything to work properly!

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##### General Mach Discussion / Can Mach3 do continuous loops?
« on: June 22, 2012, 04:58:50 PM »
Hi all,

I'm starting to get to know the machine at a basic level.

Does anyone know if there's a gCode that can program the Mach3 to do continuous loops over and over again once i've put in a design layout?

Thanks,
V

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##### General Mach Discussion / HOMING TROUBLE
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:29:37 PM »
Hi,

I am very new to the machine and i'm so confused on how you set your own limits on the table and how to set it so each time I "REF ALL HOME" it will go back to zeroing out my mach3 machine. ALSO i'm having a hard time understanding the difference between:

-how the soft min/max sets the limits for my mach3
-setting the correct display mode/scale for my tool path
-how to set up my machine coordinates (I don't have my limit switches hooked up yet either, so i'm not sure if its possible to set up the coordinates without them)

and also my Tool path does not show the design of my Gcode on display.

Any advice? Again, I am very new to this machine, and have no idea where to start, feeling hopeless.... hoping i'll understand it all very soon though.

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« on: June 22, 2012, 11:37:59 AM »
I got everything to respond from the computer to the machine. I was running on an uninstalled version of the mach3 somehow? I just reinstalled it and it works fine now, thanks!

I'm actually having trouble with homing now. I am very new to the machine and have a hard time understanding the difference between:

-how the soft min/max sets the limits for my mach3
-setting the correct display mode/scale for my tool path
-how to set up my machine coordinates (I don't have my limit switches hooked up yet either, so i'm not sure if its possible to set up the coordinates without them)

and also my Tool path does not show the design of my Gcode on display.

Any advice? Again, I am very new to this machine, and have no idea where to start... hoping i'll understand it all very soon!

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##### Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / MACH 3 NOT RESPONSIVE!!! HELP
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:50:08 AM »
Hi,

I'm having trouble with my Mach 3 machine.

I checked that it was in the right printer port from the mach support videos and made sure the circuits and and everything is in tact. Everything seems to be correct but my computer controls for the mach 3 program is still not controlling the actual machine. Do I have to uninstall it and reinstall it again maybe? For some reason when I programed the mach 3 on my computer I did not have to do any further installing, instead I only opened through it from my USB drive. The controls on my jog seem to work but nothing on the machine is responsive!

Also, my computer is running on Windows XP 2002 on a 32-bit.

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