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General Mach Discussion / Re: Switching from Mach3 to Mach4
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:30:21 PM »
Tweakie,

Good point “ after all I use the same machine for both purposes”

Sorry, I must have misread the post.

With the setup I now have,  fixed position laser(no mirrors) and moving 2000 # table, I would be jerking around a lot of mass to do raster work like you are doing.

I was thinking of a K40 but now thinking of building one from scratch similar to yours.

Cheers
Chuck

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Switching from Mach3 to Mach4
« on: November 18, 2019, 02:18:17 AM »
Thanks for the input Tweakie.

I have purchased Mach4 but have not installed it yet. The machine I would install it on does 4 axis milling and laser cutting. It has an ESS.

As you may remember I was having xml corruption issues with Mach3 and chose to switch over to Mach4. Fortunately Mach3 has been stable lately.

Before installing Mach4 I decided to see what other were  saying about switching over.

I ran across this somewhat negative Mach4 post but it was 18 months old.

Was hoping to get some positive info on the update process, like “an update wizard “, I know, wishful thinking.

Cheers,
Chuck

Ps
On one of your posting a while back you said something to the effect “laser cutting and laser raster engraving should be dedication difference machines”

I have decided to go that route and not use Mach4 for laser cutting and raster imagines on the same machine.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Switching from Mach3 to Mach4
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
Fast forward 18 months——, any new thoughts on switching from Mach3 to Mach4?

I too thought the home screen on the demo was confusing.

Thanks,
Chuck

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
Tweakie,
 I’m surprised this popped up again, I closed it out on July 4.


Oh well, not the first time computers surprised me !!

 Still haven’t loaded the MACH4 but hope to soon

Cheers,
Chuck

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 Thanks David,   Very good video, doesn’t look that difficult to have your own custom screen
Chuck

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“When all said and done what I really REALLY care about is how the machine works”
I totally agree, my problem was the screen was unreadable and hard to tell exactly what the different buttons were.

I say “was” because I found when I change my display character size on windows, the MACH4 screens were readable.
I would still like to see some screen sets that others have used. The machine I am considering upgrading to MACH4 is used for CO2 laser cutting. 

Being new to MACH 4 I have not tried modifying screens yet,  but maybe I should give it a shot.

Chuck

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Craig,
 No,   The laptop has a large screen, I don’t know the actual size —  it’s not available to measure.   

 I’ve been doing some “Poking around“ in MACH 4 and I see you can build custom screens but I would like to start out with a standard screen that doesn’t have too much data on it and is easy to read on my laptop

 I’ve got three machines with MACH 3 and I’m so a custom to the standard screen set, 

This MACH4  Standard screen  dampened my enthusiasm for switching over to 4

 Hoping to find a currently available screen set that looks more like MACH 3

 Chuck




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 I’m considering Mach4  for a machine currently using 3.

 I loaded the trial version, and the screen is unreadable on my windows 10 laptop   

 Print too small very hard to read.

 Too much information on screen.

 I found a screen set on this forum called “simple screen” and I didn’t like it. 

 Any suggestions for being able to use a standard screen set that’s easy to read and only has typically used information on it?

Thanks,
Chuck

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:02:54 AM »
Thought I had closed this out but looks like I didn't
Problem was the wrong IP address for The ESS

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General Mach Discussion / Re: m11 and m10 commands
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Thanks Tweakie
 Great website, hadn’t seen this before.
Chuck

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