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Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:47:05 PM »
I went back and re-copied all of the macros from the 2010 folder and overwrote the ones in my configuration folder and it worked. Not sure what happened but I did edit the correct file in the correct folder but maybe I didn't get all of the necessary macros copied over before. Thanks agian Ger. This screenset is just awesome.

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: October 21, 2013, 03:43:36 PM »
I thought I did but I'll do it again. Thanks again Ger

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:41:29 PM »
Ok probably another stupid question. This is on the laser crosshair setup. My cross hair is X -4.6119 and Y 5.1975 away from the center point of my spindle. I edited the M890.mls file to reflect those numbers. When I hit the laser zero button or run the macro from my pendant nothing changes in the DRO's in either work coordinates or the machine coordinates and when I hit "go to zero" my machine doesn't go to where I had the crosshairs aligned.

What am I missing?

XOffset = -4.6119   'X offset from laser crosshair to spindle
YOffset = 5.1975   'Y offset from laser crosshair to spindle



General Mach Discussion / Re: Android pendant for mach3
« on: October 21, 2013, 01:41:18 AM »
Looks promising. Well there be more development so we can add macro controls?

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: October 19, 2013, 10:12:08 PM »
Of course, the manual. I'm an idiot :)

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: October 19, 2013, 08:25:35 PM »
I searched but maybe just didn't search right but I'm trying to figure out which macros exactly handle the simple zero, full tool-change zero and just the tool-change so I can assign them to my wireless pendant. My computer is a ways from the CNC so it would be nice to be able to hit the pendant button for each thing instead of weave my way back to the computer.

Thanks ger21. Will adding a button to the top row of buttons be an issue for your screenset?

Since my centipede controller board has the power and relays built in the physically turning on and off of the laser can definitely be handled by Mach3 and tying the on/off to something like a key but I just need to know how to do that. My machine is about 20 feet away from the computer (I'm planning on adding a camera as well to help with the walking around all my machines and save some time) but I'd rather not have to do a physical switch when the board can handle it.

If someone could tell me how to set a hot key, say for L, and tie it to Output 5 I'd be golden.

I apologize if this has been asked and answered but searching did't turn up what I was looking for.

I just physically hooked up a laser cross hair to my machine and it is connected to the output port 32 on my controller.

Using ger21's 2010 screenset there is a button for using the cross-hair but I'm still new enough at this I have no clue which output  this button is trying to use.

When i looked in the ports and pins setup I obviously have many choices to map the pin to under outputs but want to make sure I choose the one I need the button to power.

Actually now that I'm thinking it through as I type I'm guessing the cross-hair button only tells Mach3 to reset the DRO's to the coordinates of where the laser cross-hair is pointed so I need to figure out how to map turning it on and off to a key but I've no clue.

It is currently mapped to Output5 .

Thanks in advance and thank you so much for all the help you guys give on this forum.


I cannot say enough good things about Sergey at KSILabs.com he patiently helped me work through everything and then asked "are you sure your CENTIPEDE controller is getting power? Nothing is making sense." and somehow the fuse for the controller board had blown in between uninstalling Mach3 and reinstalling it.

His hardware isn't cheap but the level of support he gives is absolutely the best.

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