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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 or machine problem?
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:16:21 PM »
I've used both and I would not waste any time on Mach3.  I used Warp9 ESS on both and no issues, and I am not an expert like these guys, I just want stuff to work without any screwing around.  I have sold those machines and built up a Chinese Work Bee to move into the retirement home when I go  ;D.   I used a PMDX USB instead of Ethernet and it seems to fine. Running Mach4 on Windows 10, sorry Microsoft I cursed and swore I would never use W10 but its ok.

Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / Why Is my ISP Blocked?
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:57:50 PM »
Ok I have been a member here and a licensed user of Mach3 and Mach4 registered here and on the ArtSoft site forever. So for the past two or three weeks the only way I can get on either site is with Verizon Wireless (cell phone hot spot) OR like I am doing today with "Hide my IP" address?  Exact same computer, exact same browser. ??

Going through hell   with MediaCom and they don't know $hit.  So the question is to the website developer  and host at Artsoft why is my IP address blocked?  No its not on my end, remember when I am using Verizon and Hide my IP  address its fine.  My IP address today should show as a random one from San Francisco CA area.

Mach4 General Discussion / ArtSoft Website Down Again??
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:45:16 PM »
Here is the fun thing, I can log in from the house computer, but that won't work for the licensing as I need to log in from the actual computer the work software is on to get the PCID or whatever.  Same login from the shop computer... Password not valid???  Its so s l o w from either  location.  All MY OTHER sites are like the speed of light, I even stream my TV over it.

So is ArtSoft not paying its server rent or lease?? Its getting old, all I want is my license transferred to my new computer.

Mach4 General Discussion / Mini Computer to Run Mach 4 and PMDX?
« on: May 07, 2020, 08:37:25 PM »
A guy local to me has  a Mini PC  Win 10 Pro 4Gb memory, 64 Gb storage,  with room for ssd. Atom processor? Will this run Mach4 with USB PMDX board? I have the  PMDX board installed in my control box, tested and working on my Mac Book Pro parallels with Win 7.

Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 on Parallels?
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:39:50 PM »
SmartBOB-Opto USB  PMDX-416 I've got this on order and I am running low on shop computers... could it run on a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Parallels of course?  Yes I have valid licenses for Mach4 & Mach3.

Simply put a sign on the computer.... Machine Must be Homed before any other movement!

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: X-axis reverse not working
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:45:26 PM »
I flipped both, works fine, I switched step back to active low works fine. So yeah changing just the DIR works.

I am so used to just using reverse in the motor section in Mach 3. Plus, becasue this system uses premade cables(I usually make my own cables using IGUS and just wire directly to the motor)swapping wires at the motor is more trouble than it's worth.

I thought becasue this was an older controller that might be the cause, I have to upgrade two boards to get with the 2019 updates, apparently the Avid profile needs to be changed. It's not a huge deal unless someone is new to Mach4 and an ESS where there are far more clicks to get to where we need to be to make changes. A newb might pull out their hair for a week trying to find the solution for this pretty simple fix.

What is the issue with the VistaCNC M1?

See above S & V reversed, it works fine with the old Mach4 and ESS plug in.

You can reverse the axis motor at the driver in the panel, you just  swap the wires around on one Phase A or B, not both and with the power off!  I have the NEMA 34 plug and play panel and I have been very impressed with it and Avid.

Mach4 Plugins / Re: Stupid Vista Plug in, S and V reversed
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:35:50 PM »
The V & S functions on the M1 Pendant just control wither the function is either in the S step by step mode speed or V velocity or constant speed mode.  I have contacted the folks at both Avid and VistaCNC 
 In the mean time I have ordered a wireless keypad and will use the keyboard function to do my pendant thing when zeroing the work piece.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: X-axis reverse not working
« on: February 15, 2020, 08:42:56 AM »
Just to clear things up your just changing the DIR nothing else. My new load from Avid same thing yesterday and PS my VistaCNC M1 pendant does not work either!

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: X axis is reversed?
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:09:19 AM »
Now if I could figure a way to make my VistaCNC M1 pendant work in the new Avid M4 load?

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