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General Mach Discussion / tips on installing license
« on: October 13, 2012, 10:36:08 PM »
Just got my license this evening
getting ready to install on XP machine

I read all the previous post I could find that was relevant
to license install

But, knowing how I mess up the most simple things I
want to take my time and try and do this right the first time
so that I won't be forever trying to figure what I did wrong

any advise on installing the license??

It says put the license file in the Mach 3 directory
just drag the file over into the Mach 3 directory
does that mean what it says...

I open up the Mach 3
directory and drag it in there with all the other files...

Is that it??

General Mach Discussion / exact stop vs cv mode
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:21:12 PM »
Well, I don't know what I would do without this forum
I appreciate any one who can help to keep me moving forward

My new problem is I lost my "all reference home"

I do have the yellow abnormal light on

I read everything I could find on the yellow flashing abnormal light
and I realize it is an alert to a irregular condition....

But, I do have yellow lights on m1 limit and m1 home on the
diagnostics screen....

I can't get those to go out....

when I try to "all reference home" the z axis reverses off the home switch and
the "reference home" cycle stops right there with a message "triggered limit switch"

I suspect this problem is link to my yellow lights on M1 limit and m1 home

thanks in advance for taking the time to help

General Mach Discussion / switching from metric to inches temporarly
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:32:50 PM »
My machine is set up for Metric I want to run a program in inches
I do not want to change the whole Mach 3 set up
what is a better way to change from metric to inches for this run...
I tried finding this in the videos but ran out of patience


Third party software and hardware support forums. / vectric aspire
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:17:28 AM »
I may be in the wrong support group...
I am brand new to the CNC I knew nothing...
I had to take the seat of the unlearned!!

I need a software to help me generate codes
I have seen Vectric mentioned often...along with others
Vectric Aspire seems huge is this to much for a new person
to start with??
Should I begin with maybe 2D cut or something easy first???

General Mach Discussion / rar files
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:07:40 PM »
I am finding most G-code files are in the rar format
If this is the case then I am going to need a way to open these things
Can anyone recommend a good software to use

I couldn't get 7 zip to work for me....

General Mach Discussion / trying to set up home and soft limits
« on: October 08, 2012, 07:01:08 PM »
My machine was set-up using the supplied XML from the manufacturer
But, I noticed the setting for units is in mm I would be more comfortable in
inches...if I go in there and change it to inches will this mess up all the settings
that the XML put in??

General Mach Discussion / initialization macro called on reset
« on: October 05, 2012, 09:25:07 AM »
I am brand new , the machine is brand new
both us don't know we're doing
just received S1000 high Z from Germany this is my first cnc machine
So installed Mach 3 by dragging the provided XML file into Mach 3 loader and this is the message I get when I push the on screen reset button "initialization called on reset"
I am absolutely clueless what to do next but, just start over......It appears that all the particulars loaded into the program but, then I get this message....I know somethings not right.....
any body got any feedback on this....I have had this two weeks and I haven't heard the motors run yet..... ???

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