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General Mach Discussion / Re: SetToolX() documentation
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:42:18 AM »

BTW do you have an Manual of this router ?

a screenshot of the Motor Outputs would be interesting.

ok then back to the originally question.

yes you can use this probe and mach3 wizard to create Point cloud's.

you will Need extra Software, no idea about Vectric Aspire, to create a 3d model of this Point data,
and the create a GCode.

the probe will be connected to a Smoothstepper Input, and this Input has to be configured as probe Input.

well. digitizing is a very "hot" Point.

you are talking about "accurate model ".

what do you define with "accurate" ??!

let's say you have a door Panel 200x100 cm, and you what to have a probing every 1mm,
ok that Needs 2000000 Points (in word's two million's).

i hope to give you a idea what accurate means, because every modelling Software is "living"
from data.

3d scanning is your friend, if you what do do this, but this is an other $$ diamention, as we are talking about.

sorry that i have "destroyed" your idea.


General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH3 spindle behaviour
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:26:27 PM »

Back in the old days before CNC that old Bridgeport had a number of  ratios, you selected the speed closest to what you required and got to work. Are you trying to tell me that all those jobs I did with manual mills and
lathes were compromised because I did not have the exact speed ratio available? Of course not, provided the surface speed is within 20% of the recommended for that material you can always find a feed that worked well.


Back in the day, the BP only went to 4200rpm max and the brain controlling the handles was very adept at altering rates depending on how the tool sounded and th colour of the chips, BUT it was never running a tiny cutter at 24,000rpm - there is no sound apart from the 'ping' when it snaps ;)  I'm not having a dig or anything, far from it but I would never state that speeds do not matter ;)

sorry guys thats an never ending Basic discusion, and i am realy sorry to say that, what has nothing to do with the Basic thread.

sorry again Thomas.

I have only one more question it the THC button on Mach3 programs window
supposed come on/ off with the M10/M11 codes automatically or do I just click it on before running job?

i assume you are working with the original Mach3 Plasma screenset ?

in this screenset the THC button has to be "triggered" manually.
you are talking about M10/M11 to control Torch ON/OFF, that is something different.
in original Torch ON/OFF is controlled via M3/M5.

General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH3 spindle behaviour
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:03:55 AM »
you also may take a look here:


where am other user has solved the Problem with "handmade" spindle calibration.

because if i have a look to your values, even the 0-10V Signal is not linear.

General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH3 spindle behaviour
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
i assume you use 0-10V for spindle setpoint.
so take a Voltmeter and check the 0-10V is linear to your S-Value first.

ok had a quick look to your Profile.
the only Thing witch is wondering me is your e-stop Setup.
but you can reset your e-stop?

so you can Switch output1 by using the Manual torch on/off button, but not
by using M3/M5.

let's do a small test with the M3 macro.

open your M3.M1s with a text Editor or VB Scripter window and add the following line:

MSGBox ("M3 has been triggered")

open your M5.M1s with a text Editor or VB Scripter window and add the following line:

MSGBox ("M5 has been triggered")

just to see that M3/M5 get's excecuted.

if you Switch Output1 by Manual button is the relay switching too?

first off all we have to get output1/Relay under controll.

you can also have a look here:


there we had a simular Problem.