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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach XML Reader
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:37:18 PM »
thank you for the feed back :)

I will add in a better search words and a few more small features here soon.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3 screen looks bad
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:34:36 PM »
Couple things that will work:

-Resize the DRO's in Screen4 to the resolution of the monitor.
-changing your Font size in Windows to small
-Change the font type of the DRO's in Mach
-Use a Flash screen (they are vector based and will scale to any size shape and look clear)

I'm not exactly sure of the issue you are having but you could create your own MDI input if you like:

Past this code on a Button:

Code: [Select]
Private Sub cmdok_Click()
Dim ans As String

MyGCode = InputBox("Enter Gcode", "My MDI")

If MyGCode = "" Then

MsgBox "Gcode Canceled"


Code MyGCode

End If

End Sub

VB and the development of wizards / Re: Find mach version from VB?
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:08:55 PM »
Having one would help us all out :) %90 if a customer has a issue it is because they are using an older version of Mach.

You would be best requesting at the Yahoo forum for one...but there is a trick that I know if you can parse a XML file that I can share:


Find this value:

<Value>C:\Documents and Settings\MyComputer\Desktop\Mach3Version3.043.000.exe</Value>

If you would like I can write VB code to do this for you.

General Mach Discussion / Re: i want to scale ma design in mach?
« on: May 29, 2009, 01:15:32 PM »
Hit "regen" to see the new size in the toolpath.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mdi jog stop
« on: May 27, 2009, 11:18:50 PM »
Use the "Teach" feature to enter in multiple commands

General Mach Discussion / Artsoft logo's
« on: May 07, 2009, 03:46:10 PM »
Artsoft logo's
If you need the logos to post on your website or packaging etc...
Zip file contains each logo separately.

Hi Prendice,
My emails kept getting rejected…so somehow there is an issue with email.

I've PM'ed you the newest version.

Mach Motion has not received any emails or phone calls from you and I have been on a job site for the last few weeks, so I apologize that I could not respond quicker.

I spent today reviewing your list and could not find any issues with the screen.

However Mach does have a few bugs its self that you are seeing on 2 of the case's ;)
Please read over Artsoft's bug list... oh wait it is not up yet :( when it is made available.

We currently have hundred of people running the screen and have not reported back any of these issue, please watch the videos included and/or read the Mach Manuel.

With the little time I have I can post some quick guide to the problems you are having.

First off very important:

Chapter 3.2.1: Most will not work unless Mach3 is reset and out of the EStop state, You have a valid license of Mach and are not running in DEMO MODE.

Screen Limits:

Soft limits :

-   Soft Limits is working you have to set them in the config panel

Z Inhibit off :

-   Check under Config/Safe_Z_limit (check that it is set to machine cord)


-   This is to change the top DRO’s to display machine cords/Offset cords

To Go

-   This is to change the top DRO’s to display distance to go

On-line Offline
This toggle and warning LED "disconnects" all the output signals of Mach3.
This is intended for machine setup and testing. Its use during a part program will cause you all sorts of positioning problems.

Screen Controls:

Single Block

-   You can not Feed Hold the machine and then do a Single Block Single BLK
SingleBLK is a toggle (with indicator LED). In Single Block mode a Cycle Start will
execute the next single line of the part program and then enter FeedHold.


-   You will need an M1 Command in the Gcode…you cant nest a M1 currently in Mach



-   You will need to click on the top menu and hit Brain Control.
This is a know bug…Hopfully this will be resolved in the next Mach update

Tool Path:

-   Don't know what you mean?

Manual override off limits

-   You need to have tripped a switch to turn this on.

Jog Mode

-   Works fine you might have to check you pin config

Jog on

-   Works fine you might have to check you pin config

In Simulate mode, it acts as Run and do not show the Estimate Time

-   This will not estimate time but do a Offline run. Use the Estimate time button

Zoom, such functions do not work

-   All of the above are for the toolpath screen

Tool Offset Information:

Auto Zero

-   This might not work on your machine. You may need certain hardware.


-   You have to set " remember" first, then hit "return"

Ignore tool change on:
-   This is working no know issues

If you can not resolve the issue with the answers above please email Mach Motion and they would be more then happy to talk to you on the phone or via email.

I belive we have resolved Prendice issue.
The screen is compatible with Mach3 R3.042.020 or newer.

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