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FAQs / Re: Mach3 Longarm Quilting Machine
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:28:12 PM »
1.  A command or button to have a needle up/down function

that can be done via a button script or a macro call like M8(cooling on) would be an exaple to Switch an Output

2.  A screen set where you can map your work area and fit your design into that area irrespective of the shape

here i am not realy sure what you exactly mean (may depend on my bad bavarian english)

3.  A command or button to do like a lock stitch before your start sewing so that it will lock in the thread

same as 1. maybe Mist On function can be used for that

4.  Can you sync the sewing machine motor (AC) that the motor goes slower and faster as the X&Y moves(or does someone maybe
     know how to  make a easy stitch regulator where you can indicate how many stitches you wont per inc.

dont know your breakout board, maybe o analog Output (witch is a mirror of the actual feedrate) can do this

so we Need some more informations about your Hardware.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / G0 strange movement
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:18:30 AM »
Hi i have a simple Programm:

running on Mach3
tested in R3.043.022
and in R3.043.066

Code: [Select]
N1 ( Lochreihe mit: 2 Loecher)
N2 ( Zentrierbohren mit Werkzeug: 99 )
N3 ( Bohren mit Werkzeug: 114 )
N4 G00 G49 G40 G21 G17 G80 G50 G90
N5 ( Zenrierbohren ----------)
N6 M06 T99
N7 G90 G00 X5 Y10
N8 G00 Z5
N9 S3800
N10 M03
N11 M08
N12 G73 X5 Y10 Z-3 Q1 R5 F300
N13 G91 X7.0711 Y7.0711 L1
N14 G80
N15 G90
N16 G00 Z5
N17 M09
N18 M05
N19 ( Bohren ----------)
N20 M06 T114
N21 G90 G00 X5 Y10
N22 G00 Z5
N23 S1100
N24 M03
N25 M08
N26 G73 X5 Y10 Z-20 Q1 R5 F230
N27 G91 X7.0711 Y7.0711 L1
N28 G80
N29 G90
N30 G00 Z5
N31 M09
N32 M05
N33 M06 T0
N34 M30

if i run the line:

N7 G90 G00 X5 Y10

i get a random z-axis movement

at line:

N21 G90 G00 X5 Y10

witch is exactly the same i have no z-axis movement

if i Switch the lines:

N7 G90 G00 X5 Y10
N8 G00 Z5


N7 G90 G00 Z5
N8 G00 X5 Y10

everthing works like expected.

i have no real idea who or what initiates this z-axis monent.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool change position
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:49:24 PM »
tool Change depends:

first on you setting's in Config -> General Config -> Tool Change

-ignore tool Change
   is selv explaining

-stop spindle wait for start
  will first call M6Start macro after pressing Start M6Stop macro

-Auto tool changer
 will only call te M6Start macro

and sencond on he code witch is in your M6Start/M6Stop macro's

VB and the development of wizards / Re: how to edit a wizard
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:09:18 AM »
use a screendesigner (like Machscreen), then you can eddit a wizard like a normal screenset.

General Mach Discussion / Re: home switch configuration
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:02:12 AM »
sorry i was on the wrong Train.
i was talking about Endstops, but we at the home Switches.

ok the in diagnostic page the M?Home led'should Show up.

you can jog over These Switches it is no Problem, home Switches will only act if
you do a Referencing of this axis.

General Mach Discussion / Re: home switch configuration
« on: January 25, 2019, 06:53:12 AM »
you can see in diagnosic page the M1++ and M1-- led's changing?
if you only have one limitswitch you have to set Limit++ and Limit-- to the same port/pin.

in Settings page "Override Limits" is off?

Share Your GCode / Re: Wait for signal
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:03:43 PM »
Gcode as used by mach3 or Mach4Hobby does not include conditional statements. with Cypress Enable.

i am not familar with Mach4 (LUA Scripting),

but i am pretty sure that the is (Mach4Hobby), a posibility to create a macro call M123 or what ever,
witch is waiting for a stupit Input to get "High".

no idea how you switched from Mach3Mill to Mach3Plasma Profile.
here a small description "how" i would "Switch".

i do not know your profilename, ok let's say it is "MyMach3Mill".

then there should be in "C:\Mach3" (ok whereever you installed Mach3 basicly),
a file like MyMach3Mill.xml.

now make a copy of this file (in the same Folder), and rename it to:

ok now the "Mill" Profile is copied to a "Plasma" Profile.

you have probably a shotcut on your Desktop to run the "MyMach3Mill" "Version" of Mach3 ??!

copy this as well,
open properties

there should be something like this to find:

C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe /p MyMach3Mill

Change this to C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe /p MyMach3Plasma

now start this shortcut, (everything should be exact the same like in Mill Profile),

now you can load the Plasma Screenset (View -> Load Screens -> Plasma.set).

and you should a 1 by 1 copy of your Mill Profile.


General Mach Discussion / macro on startup/screenset load
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:46:02 AM »
i am sure i have read that there is a possibilty of a macrocall on statup or screesetload.
macro has to have a specific Name, and to be at a specific place.

not the Thing with the Initialisation string in General config.

i have searched now for two hours, but cant find it anymore.

maybe someone can remember, seem's i am getting to old. :o


FAQs / Re: pc crashes in windows 10
« on: January 24, 2019, 01:59:37 AM »