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Mach4 General Discussion / Use probing for tool zeroing
« on: November 28, 2015, 06:14:36 PM »
Can someone explain how to use the probing screen for tool zeroing??
Not sure what it's looking for and the "help" buttons on the screen are useless.

There's an option for Z position. I'm guessing this is how far the probe will travel to make contact??
When I click the "Measure Z" button, it just gives an error saying "No contact with Probe" (not exact message), then it disables Mach.
If I try it with soft limits active, I get a PMDX error 7.
The probe is working based on the diagnostics page and the fact that I got the Measure Z to move the axis once, it made contact with my "Z block" (1/4" aluminum), it retracted but then I got the no contact message and it hasn't done anything but give the error since.

I'm using Mach4.2803 on Win7 Pro 32 bit with a PMDX-410 to a G540.

Give me steps if possible and what will the results be? Does it stop at zero like mach3 scripts did?

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Auto Tool Zero
« on: November 24, 2015, 01:57:13 PM »
I haven't updated anything. This is the first build of Mach4 I'm using.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Auto Tool Zero
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:48:04 AM »
What does "was removed" mean?? It's clearly still there.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Auto Tool Zero
« on: November 23, 2015, 09:29:59 PM »
Mach4Hobby Installer-

Mach4 General Discussion / Spindle Problems
« on: November 22, 2015, 11:11:25 AM »
Mach4, to a PMDX-410, to a G540 to a SuperPID.
The spindle works fine, rpm's are correct.
When I run gcode, the spindle is starting late, meaning the tool is already into the material before it turns on, and it doesn't shut off when I hit the stop or reset buttons. It just goes to the lowest rpm and sits there.

Does Artsoft read these or am I wasting my time posting here??
Meaning is this actual support, or just a user base support?

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Auto Tool Zero
« on: November 22, 2015, 11:05:03 AM »
You don't think 'what' is working yet??
It's my understanding that the button is blank from install, and we need to add our own code to it as we did in Mach3. Is that not correct?
I saw a post on here with code and it said to paste it into the button. My question is how to do we paste it into the button? I can't seem to find a way to do that. Is that what you mean is not working yet?

Mach4 General Discussion / Auto Tool Zero
« on: November 21, 2015, 05:12:39 PM »
I found a few topics on this but nothing with any meaning to me.
Where can I find steps to use the "auto tool zero" button as I used it in Mach3? ie brings the tool down until it touches the plate to set the top of the material.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 soft limits reverse axes
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:56:14 PM »
That Was it! Thanks a lot Bob.

Anyone know why my Y soft limit will not allow a full inch increment??
I set it to 49", If I go back in to check, it's at 48.998.
I set to 47", go back in to check, it's at 46.998.
What's that about?? Just the Y.

Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 soft limits reverse axes
« on: November 20, 2015, 06:21:00 PM »
Whenever I enable soft limits, all my axes move in the opposite direction.
So if I press the x+ button, with soft limits off, x goes in the + direction.
Enable soft limits, press the x+ again, x goes in the - direction.
This happens on all axes.
Anyone see this happening??
Using a pmdx-410, and G540.
Talking with pmdx support now also.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Can't zero DRO or home more than once??
« on: November 17, 2015, 03:11:58 PM »
IS this MILL ? Turn ??

it IS a mill.

I have no idea what this means " Just noticed this too, If I zero WCS, then move, then reset, then go to zero one axis, they all zero?"  TRY NOT to use abrieviations when describing a problem. To me WCS is World Coordinate System. ??

WHAT did you reset ???

Seriously?? ARE you Kidding me/? You don't know what Work Coordinate System IS? Ya know, machine coordinates and work coordinates.
WHAT did I reset?? As I said, when I cycle the RESET...

Did you set up soft limits ? If you did AND you were outside the limits then it will NOT move to refhome. ??

I have never seen this problem with the LPT version.

(;-) TP

Yes I have soft limits set but was not outside of them.

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