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Mach4 General Discussion / Home and limit switches
« on: August 06, 2018, 05:58:36 PM »
I went to home my machine today and y does not work right, I shut down last night turned it on today and the Y axix heads for home 0 as always, it bumps the switch backs off and reverses right back into the switch putting it in stop mode. Can't figure that out.

I checked all my settings and nothing has changed since turning off last night.

I feel like i am chasing a ghost. Some suggestions would be great.


Mach4 General Discussion / work zero in mach 4
« on: July 18, 2018, 12:24:10 PM »
How do i set work 0 and how does that relate to offset settings?

Do i have to set offsets first?

Do i start the test program tap file in mach 4 from home 0?

i need some help


General Mach Discussion / mach 4 demo
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:54:03 PM »
I need some Help  with first test run
I am to the point of loading a test gcode file for the first time.
Where do i home the machine first or do i set 0 some where else?

I want to load the road runner tap file. This will be my first test.


Mach4 General Discussion / setting up mach 4 demo
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:47:43 PM »
Does anyone have the time to walk a DUMMY through the STEP BY STEP setup of Mach4 Demo or a site i can go to to find this info.. some of you have responded to my questions which i greatly appreciate! There always seems to be another term that comes that has several different names and here i go in another direction. We are not all as savoy as some of you think we are. Everyone starts somewhere. I plowed through mach 3 demo and decided if i am going to buy i should buy the latest greater version only being a little more cost .
Here i am with Mach 4 demo and it is very different to set up. Motion controller, Mapping, ETC. Nothing carried over as far as settings

All i need is a 1,2,3 step by step verbal video or pdf to instruct me on how to set it all up, I want to start doing things.
ArtSoft has a video tutorial fine, none of the screens and check boxes resemble the Demo screen that i have so that right there gets me off to a bad start and not very far before i am totally lost again.

Ken   ???????

Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4
« on: June 27, 2018, 02:43:21 PM »
Is mach 4 really this difficult!
I sorted through mach 3 demo and decided to try mach 4 seeings i will be buying a license eventually.Mach 4 uses some different terms and i can't carry over my mach 3 settings. The PDF mach 4 install/setup guide says and describes  alot of things and no info on how or what to set to.
There has to be a video or documentation sheet with step by step directions for Hobbyist's who want to use mach 4 router 3 axis and have very little experience  with the terms and technology involved.

I need some help????


Mach4 General Discussion / mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »

I am a retired cabinet maker and trying some ideas for retirement and this looks and sounds like fun.

Mach 4 demo, how do i set up motors to run, connect, etc setup ion general.

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