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General Mach Discussion / BigTexBlue Screen.. modify gcode?
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:25:28 AM »
I'm pretty new to Mach and GCode so go easy on me please..

I'm trying to utilize BigTex's BlueScreen's Auto tool zero and I see that it says that it zeroed in "Metric" when I ran it.

I have 2 questions:

1) How do I edit the GCode in Bigtex's screen for the speed in which it auto zero's, etc.?

2) If I can't edit the GCode can I change it to inches?

Thanks,

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General Mach Discussion / How to - code manual tool change?
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:48:10 PM »
So, I'd like to run a single job that incorporates a manual tool change but I must admit I don't know how to make that happen. I was hoping someone could assist me with the process...

Below is the G-Code that has been produced and I see there is a tool change form a 1/4 to 1/8 bit (N258T2M6) but I need the machine to stop cutting, raise the Z axis, allow me to manually change the bit and them home the Z axis using the new bit and a touch off plate.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated..

Adam,


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(PROGRAM NAME - TABLETOP FINAL)
(DATE=DD-MM-YY - 20-10-12 TIME=HH:MM - 20:37)
N100G20
N102G0G17G40G49G80G90
( 1/4 FLAT ENDMILL TOOL - 1 DIA. OFF. - 1 LEN. - 1 DIA. - .25)
N104T1M6
N106G0G90G54X11.375Y12.45A0.S5000M3
N108G43H1Z.25
N110Z.275
N112G1X11.625Z-.1F75.
N114X12.45
N116Y8.8
N118X8.8
N120Y12.45
N122X10.625
N124X11.625
N126X11.875Z.275
N128Z0.F50.
N130G0Z.25
N132Z.275
N134X11.375Y12.5
N136G1X11.625Z-.1F75.
N138X12.5
N140Y8.75
N142X8.75
N144Y12.5
N146X10.625
N148X11.625
N150X11.875Z.275
N152Z0.F50.
N154G0Z.25
N156X11.375Y12.45
N158Z.175
N160G1X11.625Z-.2F75.
N162X12.45
N164Y8.8
N166X8.8
N168Y12.45
N170X10.625
N172X11.625
N174X11.875Z.175
N176Z-.1F50.
N178G0Z.25
N180X11.375Y12.5
N182Z.175
N184G1X11.625Z-.2F75.
N186X12.5
N188Y8.75
N190X8.75
N192Y12.5
N194X10.625
N196X11.625
N198X11.875Z.175
N200Z-.1F50.
N202G0Z.25
N204X11.375Y12.45
N206Z.125
N208G1X11.625Z-.25F75.
N210X12.45
N212Y8.8
N214X8.8
N216Y12.45
N218X10.625
N220X11.625
N222X11.875Z.125
N224Z-.15F50.
N226G0Z.25
N228X11.375Y12.5
N230Z.125
N232G1X11.625Z-.25F75.
N234X12.5
N236Y8.75
N238X8.75
N240Y12.5
N242X10.625
N244X11.625
N246X11.875Z.125
N248G0Z.25
N250M5
N252G91G28Z0.
N254G28X0.Y0.A0.
N256M01
( 1/8 FLAT ENDMILL TOOL - 2 DIA. OFF. - 2 LEN. - 2 DIA. - .125)
N258T2M6
N260G0G90G54X11.5Y12.5125A0.S5000M3
N262G43H2Z.25
N264Z.275
N266G1X11.625Z-.1F9.6
N268X12.5125
N270Y8.7375
N272X8.7375
N274Y12.5125
N276X10.625
N278X11.625
N280X11.75Z.275
N282Z0.F6.16
N284G0Z.25
N286Z.275
N288X11.5Y12.5625
N290G1X11.625Z-.1F9.6
N292X12.5625
N294Y8.6875
N296X8.6875
N298Y12.5625
N300X10.625
N302X11.625
N304X11.75Z.275
N306Z0.F6.16
N308G0Z.25
N310X11.5Y12.5125
N312Z.175
N314G1X11.625Z-.2F9.6
N316X12.5125
N318Y8.7375
N320X8.7375
N322Y12.5125
N324X10.625
N326X11.625
N328X11.75Z.175
N330Z-.1F6.16
N332G0Z.25
N334X11.5Y12.5625
N336Z.175
N338G1X11.625Z-.2F9.6
N340X12.5625
N342Y8.6875
N344X8.6875
N346Y12.5625
N348X10.625
N350X11.625
N352X11.75Z.175
N354Z-.1F6.16
N356G0Z.25
N358X11.5Y12.5125
N360Z.125
N362G1X11.625Z-.25F9.6
N364X12.5125
N366Y8.7375
N368X8.7375
N370Y12.5125
N372X10.625
N374X11.625
N376X11.75Z.125
N378Z-.15F6.16
N380G0Z.25
N382X11.5Y12.5625
N384Z.125
N386G1X11.625Z-.25F9.6
N388X12.5625
N390Y8.6875
N392X8.6875
N394Y12.5625
N396X10.625
N398X11.625
N400X11.75Z.125
N402G0Z.25
N404M5
N406G91G28Z0.
N408G28X0.Y0.A0.
N410M30
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General Mach Discussion / Charge pump not functioning..
« on: October 12, 2014, 07:57:57 PM »
I have a G540 and Mach3 currently setup with a PCI Parallel port card that I thought had been working well, until I realized I had the Charge Pump "off" on the G540.

After some further testing it appears that either Mach or the Parallel port is not functioning correctly and not generating the necessary pulse for the G540 to pick up.

So, can someone assist me in how to determine what is not working? I see 3 variables here, the G540, parallel port or Mach.. I need to be able to eliminate them but I fear I need a oscilloscope to do so.

Is there another way? I have pretty cool multimeter that is supposed to measure frequency but alas I'm not sure how to use it.. maybe it could be useful?

http://www.amazon.com/Amprobe-37XR-A-Digital-Multimeter-Component/dp/B0012IUYK0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413158160&sr=8-1&keywords=37xr-a

I'm hoping other have run into similar issues so I'm open to suggestions..

Thanks.

Adam,


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General Mach Discussion / Homing and Home Offset
« on: February 01, 2014, 08:58:18 PM »
I've got my machine homing quite nicely now thanks to the members but I have 2 questions about the normal operating procedure and the Homing Offsets.

When I click on the REF ALL HOME after a reset my machine will home all 3 axis as well as run a home offset.

1) Should the normal procedure for the initial start up of the machine be to REF ALL HOME and if using the "Machine Coord's" click that button and zero all the axis? Does the Machine Coord's always need to be reset at start up?

2) My machine is set to inches and my Home Off. in the Motor / Soft Limits is set to 2.0 for x/y/a and -1.0 for z. After the REF ALL HOME I am assuming this is when I should see the offsets put into place however they are much smaller offsets than I have set, not sure what is not correctly setup, any ideas?

Thanks.

Adam,

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First post on the forum so go easy please.

I'm a newbie to the CNC world and have some rather simple questions I hope about homing and limit switches when setting up MACH.

- Are the "Soft Max/Min" set from the distance of the Limit switch or Home switch?

- Is the "Slow Zone" the distance before it hits the Limit switch or the Home switch?

- Is the "Home Off". used to set a distance from the physical Home switch?

I realize that MACH enters default settings but I was hoping someone might share what their settings are and how they came to those conclusions.

Thanks for any and all input..

Adam,

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