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FAQs / Re: Help with my THC control
« on: March 31, 2018, 06:01:18 AM »
we hae worked through the same Thing here:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36550.90.html

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 configuration for EmcoF1 mill
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:52:03 AM »
i had a look to your posted profiles.

Looks like in None of them a spindle is configurated.

can you please post some Screen shots of your Setting (ports&pins)

is it this BOB:

https://warp9td.com/images/BOB_Vendors/StepperOnline/ST-V2.pdf

you have ?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: SMOOTH STEPPER SAVED FILES
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:19:11 AM »
have a look for the link in  Reply #5

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: SMOOTH STEPPER SAVED FILES
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:23:13 PM »
Hello Frank,

on a first look to your XML everthing seams to be ok.
you have configurated b-axis as follows:

dir port 1 pin 9
step port 1 pin 8
step's per = 8000
velocity = 79,98
accel =20

Looks like it should move.

can you please post a link or file with the discription of the smoothsteper you are using.

pin9/8 are often used for dublicate funtionality (relays)

Thomas

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: work break button
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:02:19 PM »
and what is about:

-doing a new refernce ?
-knowing where you have stopped your gcode file (power off)

what you are planning is not done with pushing a button and running a script.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: How to Install an auto tool changer
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
I  know that there is a Start and stop Macro, I already have the "M6Start" file,

this is a Standard Start macro. you will need a machine specific one, like i have done here:
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36417.0.html

BTW the search function of the Forum is not so hard to understand ;)

Do i also need a stop Macro? or is it in my Start macro already?

the stop macro is only to return where the tool Change started.

also I think I need  to add some Tab pages to my Mach3, Do you have the links for them?

ok the only Thing, i think, is that you please read a Little bit more about basic's  of ATC

My Spindle should have the required Solenoid, I am planning to use CC (Chinese) or HSD (Italian)

that is a Point YOU have to figure out.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: How to Install an auto tool changer
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:21:27 PM »
-some toolholdes
-a solinoid valve for the tool clamp
-a macro
-a couple of other things to get everything fixed
- some luck

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: work break button
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:18:59 PM »
code for the button to get a filname where to write to:

Code: [Select]
'get the filename for digfile from user

Sub Main()
 If NOT Isloading() then
Dim  FNum, FName ' Declare variables.
'get Filename from user

Begin Dialog TextBoxSample 16,30,180,96,"enter digfilename"
OKButton 132,20,40,14
Text 8,8,132,8,"filename without extension:"
TextBox 8,20,100,12,.TextBox1
Text 8,44,132,8,"file will be in c:\Mach3\GCode"
End Dialog
Dim Dlg1 As TextBoxSample


Dialog Dlg1
SetUserLabel(255, Dlg1.TextBox1)

'open the to file errase all existing data
FNum = FreeFile ' Determine next file number.
FName = "C:\Mach3\GCode\" + GetUserLabel(255) + ".nc"
Open FName For Output As FNum ' Open file.
Close ' Close all files.
SetUserDro(1166,1)
   End If
End Sub



code for the button witch saves the actual coordinates:
Code: [Select]
Sub Main()
Dim  FNum, FName ' Declare variables.

'wait for axis standstill
WaitForMove

'open the file for output data data
FNum = FreeFile ' Determine next file number.
FName = "C:\Mach3\GCode\" + GetUserLabel(255) + ".nc"
Open FName For Append As FNum ' Open file.
Print #FNum, cStr(GetDro(0)) & "," & CStr(GetDro(1)) & "," & CStr(GetDro(2)) 
Close ' Close all files.

End Sub

'global Sub's
Sub WaitForMove ()
While IsMoving()
Sleep(5)
Wend
End Sub


what you realy looking for is digitizing.

digitizing wizard and search function is your friend.



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You could program it to 40,000 ppr or 160,000 count per rev but why?

just to see, that it is also not working.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:06:46 PM »
this profile is completly empty.
I'm guessing that means the profile doesn't actually save til you exit the program? Or am I supposed to do something I didn't do to not have a blank profile?

The two profiles I've used were the standard Mill one that comes with the download and the New one that appears to be empty. The only thing I did with the new profile was set the motor outputs as that's all I need to focus on until I have them working.

thats was i your "new" Profile:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

-<profile>


-<Preferences>

<Syskey1>0</Syskey1>

<DefDir>C:\Mach3</DefDir>

<Profile>TheNew</Profile>

<NewPath>0</NewPath>

<BR>0.0</BR>

<BG>0.0</BG>

<BB>0.0</BB>

<FR>0.0</FR>

<FG>0.0</FG>

<FB>1.0</FB>

<RR>1.0</RR>

<RG>0.0</RG>

<RB>0.0</RB>

<AR>0.7</AR>

<AG>0.2</AG>

<AB>0.7</AB>

<ER>1.0</ER>

<EG>1.0</EG>

<EB>0.0</EB>

<MatRed>0.0</MatRed>

<MatGreen>0.1</MatGreen>

<MatBlue>0.1</MatBlue>

<Running>1</Running>

<FirstRun>1</FirstRun>

</Preferences>

</profile>

and as i said, there is nothing (what is witch mach related)

--->The only thing I did with the new profile was set the motor outputs as that's all I need to focus on until I have them working.

and set step' per vel and acc for every axis in motortunig