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I'm guessing that the developers at Artsoft might agree with your points as that's how they are acting: implement new features and leave the documentation for a later time.

But I would argue that the most efficient use of the developers time would be to document new features as soon as they're completed.  Isn't it much faster to document a feature while it's fresh in mind, rather than trying to document it months or years later?

Also when a new user finds a large number of options in the Mach4 configuration screens which are not in the documentation it does not make the company look professional.

I'm making a point which is critical of Artsoft but I want to also say that I'm loving Mach4.  It's so much better than Mach3 in my opinion.

Mach4 General Discussion / Will the Mach4 Configuration Manual be updated?
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:19:21 AM »
There are quite a few settings in the current version of Mach4 > Configuration > General which are not explained in the Mach4 Installation Manual.

The manuals have not been updated since 2014 which makes setup extra challenging for new users or users who are updating to the current version of Mach4.

Found a helpful document here http://www.automation-dfw.com/pdf_elec/baco03-disconnectswitches.pdf
 and was able to fix the switch.

My rotary power switch is jammed! 

I can not fully rotate it to the off position or to the on position.

Does anyone know where I could find an installation guide for this type of switch?

I've disassembled the internal (inside the control box) part of the switch and it is perfectly fine.

The spring mechanism in the outside part of the switch seems to be jammed.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

I've attached a picture of the switch.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How many use Notepad++
« on: November 13, 2016, 03:51:53 PM »
Just discovered this.  Looks excellent!

Keep up the great work!


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: how to connect analog joystick to Mach4?
« on: September 20, 2016, 01:10:35 AM »
Has anyone ever used an ESS along with a PoKeys 57U for extended I/O?

I'm thinking that the 57U would give me the analog inputs I'm looking for along with a huge amount of future expansion while still using the ESS as the motion control device.


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: how to connect analog joystick to Mach4?
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:14:14 PM »
Thanks for your replies.

I see that the Pokeys57CNC has analog inputs so that's a possibility if I want to switch over to Pokeys from ESS.


Mach4 General Discussion / how to connect analog joystick to Mach4?
« on: September 17, 2016, 09:54:48 PM »
Any suggestions for how to connect a generic 2 axis analog joystick with a potentiometer for each axis to Mach4?

I'd like to use a joystick for jogging like this one: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1PCS-2-axis-Joystick-Potentiometer-JH-D202X-R2-5K-ohm-2D-Joystick-/201463142585?hash=item2ee82398b9

I'm running an ESS and C25 BOB but I think I need some other input method for analog signals?


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: ESS & C25 Wiring help for home switches
« on: September 11, 2016, 02:31:30 PM »
Yup it was a faulty switch.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: September 10, 2016, 11:04:38 PM »
It would be fantastic to have Spline and Nurbs G codes like Linuxcnc


If this was implemented in Mach4 I would no longer need CAM software for my application: carved top electric guitars.

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