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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: work zero in mach 4
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:48:49 AM »
How do the offset settings relate to all of this and do i need to set them up???


Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: work zero in mach 4
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:15:30 AM »
thanks, i will try to work this info through and give you a shout.

Leaving tonight for a week away again, always something to do in summer. I will be back at it next week Saturday


Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: work zero in mach 4
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:00:39 AM »
Yes, you are correct i use a uc100.

I don't know what a ESS is. Something electronic control i would guess.

OK back on track. Am i understanding that for each Gcode project i set up i have to zero  the axes to the dimensions of the material or is this done in the cad/cam program when it asks for the material dimensions input when  creating the Gcode?



Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: work zero in mach 4
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:26:39 AM »
Hello Craig,
I want to thank you again for all your help. I am starting to see myself making progress and getting a few dumb dumb moments as well as a good laugh out loud one to, my wife thinks it's funny when i call myself names.
It's getting a bit exciting even at this beginner stage.

I have limit switches that i use as a home switch as well. Is that not a good idea?

Does that change anything in the homing and zero process?

Ken

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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

Ken

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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.


Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: setting up mach 4 demo
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:54:30 PM »
Thanks Craig!!
I think i have got it right. I will let you know. Now i need to configure all of the other topics limit switches, motors, mapping, etc which the terminology is a little different from m3.

Maybe there is someone out there that can walk me through just as you did{I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT}

I think i have the uc100 setup correctly, might as well jump right in.


Thanks,
I will keep you updated

KEN

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: setting up mach 4 demo
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:20:06 AM »
OK, do i restart under the profile name i created  or  under mach 4 router profile{the one i copied}.




Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: setting up mach 4 demo
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:53:44 PM »
Where would i find one of these standard ones that you speak of?


Ken

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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   ???????

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