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Thanks Ryan,

The week was anything but quiet for me on the JOB, but yes I can see it as quiet around here. Brett is always around to throw a smile or two our way, nice to be back.

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Outputs stay high
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:19:22 PM »
Ryan,

I agree I have tested it and you are right I have also noticed that when Mach 3 recieves an e-stop from the pod, it does not pull the output lines down either, I will have this fixed as soon as I can contact Art. I won't bug him this weekend, but first thing monday I will.

Regards

Dave

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NC Pod / Slaving over a hot Pod
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:15:03 PM »
Good luck with the retro Greolt, I bet you are looking forward to seeing all the Axes finished and moving well.

Regards

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Probe function with NCpod
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:13:01 PM »
The probing function is being worked on at the moment. There is probing in the pod at the moment but there is no ramping set with it so all probing will be either slow or inaccurate. As soon as the firmware is updated to allow Art to use a ramping facility in the firmware, it will be finised off and activated.

80% there.

Regards

Dave

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Ryan,

I have been on an interstate cnc installation and have only just returned. As it is the weekend, I will get back into things first thing Monday and let you know how the progression went last week while I was away.

Regards

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Slaving over a hot Pod
« on: January 20, 2007, 11:14:59 PM »
Thanks for letting us know Ryan.

Guys, I have to go away for a few days, I will try to check in while I am away, but if I seem a bit quiet, thats why. I will be back next Wednesday.

Take Care

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Slaving over a hot Pod
« on: January 18, 2007, 05:31:04 PM »
greolt,

I will try slaving my axes and see what I get. I am just about to go into a meeting so it may be a little while before I get to it. Best for me to try first before you go and re wire you machine in the hope of reducing any noise issue that may not be there.

Regards

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Missing steps in jog follow mode
« on: January 18, 2007, 02:42:47 PM »
Ryan,

I must appologize, I missed the part of "rotating the graphics" in Jog Follow Mode I only tested it the other day in standard view. Thanks for pointing it out to me again. I purchased a brand new PC for my Pod Machine as I am also beta testing the next version of a Cad/Cam system and needed a powerful PC, so my video card is the fastest I could get at the time. I tried it in Jog Follow mode and had no problems at all with any tool path, simple or complex. I tried rotating the graphics on a 50mm x 50mm simple square tool path and still no problems. I then tried running a complex tool path and rotating the graphics and "YES" I see what you mean. This problem is not so much with the Pod, it is more about the amount of number crunching that needs to be done to re-draw the graphics to the screen and is interfering with the information being sent down to the Pod (or parallel port + other devices). For now, I think it is a good idea for Art to lock the graphics rotation for the Pod Plugin as he has already done for the Parallel Port.

I spoke to Art yesterday regarding this issue and he is considering his options. From my point of view, Art has given everyone this function and a great function it is, but it is hard for him to have something like this that suits every PC.

It is excellent that you found this Ryan, as it is very early in the Pods Development and we can alert everyone to this issue. Thank you. Glad to hear that your FRO is working.

Best Regards

Dave


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NC Pod / Re: Slaving over a hot Pod
« on: January 18, 2007, 02:18:40 PM »
Greolt,

Sounds like there might be a problem with the slaving function. Do me a favour, can you disengage the A axis motor and try to slave X and Y together. If this works, disengage your X axis Motor and re-engage your A axis and slave Y and A together. Let us know the outcome.

On the Motor reversal issue, the place to do that for the POD is in your Homing/Limits in the config not in Ports and Pins. In the table in this section under Home/Limits, the first column will allow you to reverse the motor direction, this works, I had to do it on my machine.

Hope to hear the results soon.

Regards

Dave

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NC Pod / Re: Missing steps in jog follow mode
« on: January 17, 2007, 11:03:58 PM »
Ryan,

Thanks for letting us know, it all helps.

Regards

Dave

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