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Galil / Re: Galil plugin version 4.6 available.
« on: July 11, 2014, 02:13:45 PM »
I can only relate my experience.  I had similar issues in the beginning, un installing and reinstalling Mach 3 and registry cleaning made ZERO difference for me using XP an ethernet. 
Normally you would not have Smart Term. and the galil suite working together but I see on the Galil site that current downloads of ST have the latest drivers so they may coexist together if your ST was downloaded since the latest drivers were included.
My suggestion would be to manually delete whatever Galil plugin DLL that you have in the Mach 3\plugin directory.  Uninstall all Galil stuff and run a reg cleaner.  Then install ONLY the Galil Suite and the non ST plugin.  That worked for me.  Galil Suite has everything that Smart Term did.

Galil / Re: Galil plugin version 4.6 available.
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:35:29 AM »
i think that the plugin works with W7.  It turns out that my problem was that I wrongly thought that the plug-in with the ST suffix was for the latest Galil drivers.  It works fine for me when I use the plug-in without that suffix. 

General Mach Discussion / Motor tuning
« on: July 08, 2014, 06:39:45 PM »
Simple question.
When driving through an external motion controller card, Galil to be specific, which has its own motor tuning, does the Mach 3 motor tuning still apply?  If not, is there a default setting which should be set?  In general I find the documents poor when it comes to describing the differences between what is required for driving through the printer port and driving an external motion card.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 and Galil
« on: July 01, 2014, 03:37:10 AM »
Many thanks for your help.
Yes I am using an ethernet connection and everything seems fine with the standard plugin.
I am new to both the Galil controllers and Mach 3 so there is a lot to learn, but I am at least able to made chips now.  Although I am sure that there are many settings yet to be optimized.  I was a bit spoiled with my old Anilam system, it came totally setup and ready to go.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 and Galil
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
Talking of plugins.
I have the latest Galil Smart Terminal software loaded and I see that there is a different Galil plugin for that.  However when I start Mach 3 with the Galil-ST plugin loaded I get an error message.  I do not get that with the non-ST plugin.  I can run Mach 3 with that plugin.  Can you confirm that the combination of the Galil ST software and the standard plugin will not jump up and bite me some day in the future.  Else is there a way of using the ST plugin.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 and Galil
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:21:35 PM »
Many thanks.  So from your message I get the idea that when using external motion controller cards like the Galil, there will be little point in waiting to get Mach 4.  Mach 3 will be just as good for that setup?

Galil / Re: Galil plugin version 4.6 available.
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:42:17 PM »
That didn't work any better.
I uninstalled Mach 3, ran a reg cleaner which deleted several Mach 3 keys, reinstalled Mach 3, installed the ST plugin and started Mach 3.
i got the same error messages as before.  It tells me that the Galil ST DLL is defective.  I am running a new installation of XP with no internet connection and I have disabled all unnecessary features that I can think of, such as the firewall, auto-updating etc..
The only other software that I have installed is Galil suite and the reg cleaner.

Galil / Re: Galil plugin version 4.6 available.
« on: June 25, 2014, 11:59:51 AM »
Many thanks.  I am off to test that now.  Fortunately XP is what I have installed on the computer that I have dedicated to Mach 3.  I'll run a regcleaner first

General Mach Discussion / Re: Galil plug-in
« on: June 25, 2014, 09:15:23 AM »
Thanks, I'll try that.

Galil / Re: Galil plugin version 4.6 available.
« on: June 25, 2014, 09:12:17 AM »
When I try to load Mach 3 after installing the Galil ST 4.6 plugin.  I get a message saying that the plugin .DLL is not valid.  I have downloaded and installed a few times with no change.  I have also tried this on 2 separate computers, one with Win 7 and the other with XP.
However, if I install the Galil plugin for the older Galil software then Mach 3 accepts it.
Is there a known issue with the ST plugin?  If so is there a workaround?

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