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Mach4 General Discussion / Install Mach 4 demo with uc100
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:06:43 PM »
4.2.0 3804 build
Have been trying to set up mach 4 demo for a month now and it is very disappointing so far. NO INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER. Retired people want simple and explanation of terms. STEP BY STEP WHAT TO DO AND WHAT YOU NEED TO RUN. Click this and then click that.

OK, enough

Now can anyone help me do this, my grand kids will be very thankful
I want to make some intricate parts for a savings bank i have designed and tested, just need a way to make the parts, Birthday gifts, Big switch for a retired cabinet maker.

Mach4 General Discussion / lua
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:44:50 PM »
What is lua and do i nee it for mach 4 ??

The more i read about the more frustrating it gets. Now this lua thing came up and all i want to do is use mach 4 router. Maybe this is a bad choice for the beginner. No one seem to want to talk to someone just starting out to learn cnc.
Mach 3 demo was kind of fun to figure out.
It never mentioned LUA.

LUA, Do i need it to run mach 4 demo? I want to try before i buy, makes sense to me!

imlumber60 @ gmail .com

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 / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:30:29 AM »
Thanks for the info, i have been doing my diligence research and have come to the same conclusion. Now all i need is step by step on how to set up mach 4 demo with motion controller uc100 connected. pins, and ports motors, drivers etc. I just can't figure it out. mach 3 went ok for me after alot of trial and error and research however, the terminology in mac4 is a little different, can't figure it out. Any help with this matter would be appreciated.

I am a beginner and starting to get more frustrated.


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:26:39 AM »
yes i did use the simulator adon as you first suggested with the same results

3 was a breeze to demo


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:19:38 AM »
i am under the impression with 4 that only one machine can be used with the license. Hence 2 machines 2 licenses, etc.

What i see as my need to be able to create and test run on my laptop and then when i get back to my machine i am  run ready.

4 seems to be a little more user friendly than 3., although limited to run time for me to test anything in Demo mode.

Even with the uc100 installed i do not get to try all the demo adons or test tool paths without timing out. The impression i have from the artsoft 4 description of product i should be able to run the add on features as well as the standard features in demo with controller installed.

What am i missing???


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:01:47 AM »
We'll, my conclusion i think will be to stay with mach3. Reason being that mach 4 license term and the additional cost doesn't justify it for me, too many restrictions. My mach 3 machine works just fine.

Thanks for your help in making my decision. Mach 4 is"ok" but not worth it to me.


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:01:46 AM »
I will give it a go and see what happens.


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach 4 demo setup and try.
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:40:05 AM »
Thanks for the quick response.

 I have a uc100 from Automation technology  but can't get mach4 to recognise it. worked well on mach 3 demo. Now i am trying out the mach 4 to see which one would be best for me to use, "diligent home work on my part, any suggestions how to get  mack4 to find the uc100 ?

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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