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Mach4 General Discussion / Windows 10 Closing Mach4
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:03:44 AM »
I have mach4 run on a windows 10 controlling a CNC Router. when I running gcode mach4 will shut down in the middle of a cut. It is just like you clicked the X up in the corner. No errors given, I can click on the mach icon on the desktop and start it back up. Everything working with no errors,  then I run some code and it will close the program again never the same time 1 min maybe 5 min in. Windows is doing this I think. Any help would be great, scraping parts is not fun.  

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Mach4 General Discussion / Following top of sheet with Z
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:36:00 PM »
Can there be a way of following top of your sheet? I have to cut a 1/16ā€ slot .080 deep in a flat sheet of PVC 4ā€™ X 5ā€™. With turn and lines. The sheet has a change of .003 to .006 in thickness. I need to try and hold .080 as close as I can.

Just a long shot

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Mach4 General Discussion / Z 0 help
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:16:43 PM »
Iā€™m using mach4 and pmdx 424 board. When I probe down with a G31 to touch the set plate, when it touch the plate it will jump maybe .010. Not sure way this is happening. It does not do it all the time 1 out of 3 times. It will continue with the rest of the routine but the dro in mach4 will be off.
Any help would be great.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Lua editor
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:52:18 PM »
I just got a new computer for my router with window 10 everything installed ok imported my old profile, everything is there.
when I try to open the PLC script it gives me a error can not open the lua editor. I can not open any button script as well... same error.

Any help would be great
Thanks

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Mach4 General Discussion / Tool Finding
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:47:57 PM »
I heed some help with finding the current tool edge. I working on a XYZ 0. I got it to find XYZ 0 but the setting is to the side (XY) of the tool not the center. Any help with the lua code would be great.
Thanks


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Mach4 General Discussion / Post Processor
« on: February 08, 2017, 01:33:37 PM »
What post processor do I pick when using VCarve pro 8.

firechief

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Mach4 General Discussion / MACH4 EGDE FINDING
« on: February 08, 2017, 01:22:50 PM »
I need some help with setting up mach4 with edge finding routine. How do you use a edge finder and set all the variables that go with it. Lot of help with Mach3 but not a lot with Mach4.
Please can some one make a video or manual that can explain the basic. with all the setting you need to do before you click cycle start.   ???

BIG THANKS

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Mach4 General Discussion / Need help getting started Mach4
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:49:35 PM »
Building a CNC router and have the control box built and turning motors. I need some help with inputs set up like feed stop buttons and cycle start on the machine. Got them wired in to input pin 1,2 and ground on the bob but not getting setup in Mach4.  Any help on this would be great. This is the first time running Mach4 and not doing so well.

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