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journeyonline:
You weren't deleted on purpose. In the last couple of days art and Benny have moved this forum to a different isp. We basically lost 2 days worth of users and posts, but we now have higher bandwidth and more room to grow. 

 "I want to ask is it ok to post in here if your just demo/trying the software? "

You bet! just look around and try to ask questions in a specific area or just in the general area. There is tons of info around here and lots of great people.!!

Chad

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General Mach Discussion / Re: increased speed equals bad corners
« on: March 16, 2007, 03:22:43 PM »
I on my big mill i pretty much only use quantium at this point it works verry well for being an alpha.

As for the cv yes you want to run with cv on.

As for the settings. try this:

Go to the settings screen:

Click cv feed rate turn it on enter a number that gives you a good cut on corners like 50

Now enter the angular limit. This tells mach whenever you are doing a cut above this number to use the slower feed rate for that part for the cut. So if you use 45 degrees any direction change greater than 45 will slow down to feed of 50. Play with this and you should be able to smooth out the corners and reduce the rounding.

You want your accel at the fastest stable speed you can get.

Chad
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: increased speed equals bad corners
« on: March 16, 2007, 12:48:56 AM »
Hey go read up on quantum.  It might be worth giving it a shot.


Chad

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: My workplace..
« on: March 15, 2007, 05:19:21 PM »
LOL!  You need to do what I do when my desktop gets like that, simply make another "latest desktop junk" folder and dump everything in it. Now you can spend hours going through one of 5 desktop junk folders looking for what you need!

Chad


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Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: Mach 3 Plug-in and Grex Current status.
« on: March 15, 2007, 05:13:24 PM »
Hi Chad:

Your right , I shoudl ahve updated the Web group, Id appreciate your updaeting them there..

>>am asking for a list of stuff and weather it works or not as of yet. I am
looking for things like:

Spindle indexing NO

probing, NO

homing YES

and soft limits, - NO, well partially..

analog in - YES
analog out - YES
mpg - YES ( I think)
inputs - YES
outputs - YES
the little jog bug - GONE
the random program stop bug - GONE

Thanks,
Art
www.artofcnc.ca

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Error handling
« on: March 14, 2007, 01:15:10 AM »
That looks pretty cool. Keep us updated.  Sorry i can't help, i am programmatically challenged ;)

chad

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Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: Mach 3 Plug-in and Grex Current status.
« on: March 13, 2007, 01:05:50 AM »
HI all. Just a quick update.

So there is a new version of the software (plugin and firmware) for the g-100.

I have not installed it yet, so i don't know what is up yet.

My recommendation would be to hold off for a week or two and let some of the bugs shake themselves out. If you are the type who likes living on the edge than go for it but don't be surprised if things get a little wiggy!! 

Chad
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: dir pulse length
« on: March 09, 2007, 04:25:51 PM »
That is a good question..  I am not sure what that is there for any way. The direction pulse is sort of a misnomer. The direction pulse doesn't really pulse, it just goes high for forward and low for reverse.  I suppose if you were going back and forth 2 stepper pulses on the step then you might need to add some time but that would be a very rare instance.   I wonder if it has something to do with macx nc mode or something..


Brian??

Chad

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Jogging Z axis while machine is cutting
« on: March 09, 2007, 04:21:10 PM »
Brian would have to b the definitive answer on this but my understanding is when a program is running it totally shuts off the user input (jog).

So in a work no..

Chad

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Wild Rotory
« on: March 06, 2007, 02:37:36 AM »
a 400 mhz machine is really pushing the limits of mach3, it should be over a gig. How much ram does it have? I would recommend just building the 1+ gig machine with 512 of ram. You should be able to build one for ~$300 or so. I am sure you have spent at least that much in time messing around with the system.

Chad

 

Well,,, kept dubbing with it on Dayjob cam cutter but still got "steppy" motors.  Slowed the accel and vel from nothing up to missing steps.
I may bring in my 500 mhz to see if its better than the 400. If that don't cure it, I might bring in my 2.4 from home shop and try that.

If that works, then I will just build a 1 ghz or so for the Day job cam cutter. Cant find any settings that would affect the pulsing of all three steppers.
It runs great under Mach2.

Other than that>>>>>........................Life is good.


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