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I have setup a Mach 4 profile with everything the way I want on old computer but now want to move that profile to a new computer that has a new license and deactivate the license the old computer. I want to be able to deactivate using the Mach4 License Manager from one to the other when needed. Basically, to be used as a backup system in case something goes wrong.

I can get everything to work except the Reference All Home, which just zeros out DROs where ever spindle is located. I also have a custom screen created that Bryanna suggested in on of her videos. PMDX works, Configuration looks the same on Home/Soft Limits, etc.

Not sure of the correct steps to do this and most of the references I have found refer to copying from Mach 3 to Mach4.

Any help appreciated.

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Yes, the Soft Min of -4.000 stops the Z from hitting the table, but that is before I put a tool in. I'll adjust to a bigger number, depending on the tool, like -2.000 then, correct?

BTW, "Thank You"  to you, Bryanna, joeaverage and others for all the help. It is appreciated.

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Would it be okay to just go through the sample file, setting anything greater than 0.0000 for the Z axis to 0, save with a new file name, load it and run?

Part of the reason I am being so careful is the table is 2" higher than the lowest the Z axis can travel. That is before I put any waste board on it.

Never mind on changing all the values as there a hundreds of them > 0. Doing as you suggested now to test again.

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Now that the home limit switches are setup, the roadrunner file runs successfully. But if I turn on soft limits on, the roadrunner file still errors and stops on the second gcode line in the file with:

Error, Z axis commanded over SoftMaxError

The line is:

G0 X0.000000 Y0.000000 Z0.200000

The Z axis Soft Min = -4.000 and the Soft Max is 0.000

Now what?

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Thanks Bryanna!

I've watched it a dozen times, slowed it down trying to figure out each step you made.

I've subscribed to that channel too. Looking forward to more content on Mach 4.

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Okay, now have Ref. All Home working with the limit switches and Soft Limits turned off. I can jog to anywhere on the table, click RAH and it goes until each limit switch opens, then backs off until they close. I see each switch as it trips in the History box. Now what?

Also, for the Z axis, my Home switch as at the top of the slide. Should I move it to the bottom to keep it from crashing into the table top or will the Soft Limits (when they are active) stop that?

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Okay, now have Ref. All Home working with the limit switches and Soft Limits turned off. I can jog to anywhere on the table, click RAH and it goes until each limit switch opens, then backs off until they close. I see each switch as it trips in the History box. Now what?

Also, for the Z axis, my Home switch as at the top of the slide. Should I move it to the bottom to keep it from crashing into the table top or will the Soft Limits (when they are active) stop that?


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Okay, learning here.

So there is no way to use Soft Limits instead of Home switches?

If I click on Goto Work 0, it moves to where I want it to be. Can the Ref All Home be disabled in a script?

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If the spindle is sitting at home, nothing happens.

If I have moved it somewhere on the table, it resets the DROs?  from whatever readings they had to 0.

No axes move.




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Ah, I have not setup any tools yet. I was trying to test without putting any tools in the spindle.

Active H Offset is 5
Active D Offset is 0

Home/Soft Limits for Z are: Soft Min -4.000, Soft Max 0.000. I also tried Soft Max 1.000

Limit switches are/were setup and working, but my Soft Limits settings are less than the X,Y,Z home positions to keep from going that far. I wanted to go to a soft home position on the table.

Looks like this is the line on RR file where it stops:

G0 X0.000000 Y0.000000 Z5.00000

Guessing that Z5.0000 is the problem?

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