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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: MPG with Feed Hold SAFETY ISSUE
« on: June 16, 2017, 02:12:11 AM »
PMC == programmable machine controller.  It is a ladder logic software PLC.  Search of PMC in this forum for how to use it. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: MPG with Feed Hold SAFETY ISSUE
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »
I would use the ISIG_MPG_INHIBIT instead.  As a workaround until the next release.  You can use the PMC to hold it high when no axis is selected on the MPG.  You could also use that signal along with the machine state and hold it high when the machine is in any of the feed hold states. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: MPG with Feed Hold SAFETY ISSUE
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:42:14 PM »
We experimented with jogging in feed hold but took it out but failed to take it out for MPG movements.  It will be corrected in the next build released. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Module Works Simulator
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:19:15 PM »
Correct, a lot of what is displayed not needed.  What I wanted you guys to do is run depends.exe, point to the mwSim.m4pw, and then save the output to a file and post that file up.  That way, I can load that file and analyze it.  I do this stuff for a living, you know.  :)  I can't tell much from the screen shots, as there is going to be a lot of misleading info.

The MW guys are using VS2013.  And probably on a Win10 machine by now.  So you are most likely correct in your assumptions.  Developers tend to target the newest OS to make sure it runs on it because that is what most people will be running if they bought a computer within the last couple of years or so.  But that can backfire.  Maintaining backwards compatibility and such is a freaking nightmare.  All perpetrated against programmers by Microsoft.  The newer compilers will not even run on XP.  So XP is definitely on its' way out. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Module Works Simulator
« on: June 14, 2017, 11:11:58 PM »
There has got to be some other missing component.  Maybe another DLL that is required to run the MW simulator is missing on your systems?  Are either one of you familiar with dependancy walker?  http://www.dependencywalker.com/

I would like to see the output of that program when run on both of your machines.  It may tell us something.  So if you are comfortable running that, please do so.  Just point it at the mwSim.m4pw file. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: What do Control Modes Change?
« on: June 14, 2017, 12:56:50 PM »
C is E and E is C in the 3D interpreter.  Only one axis is mapped (C) to motors.  You use E to control it incrementally, if needed, regardless of G90/G91 setting (that WILL affect C).

Yes, it will all be custom LUA scripts.  Because there really isn't anything standard in the 3D printer world.  It is forming up a little, but not there at all yet. 

Steve

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Still no example?  Dude, I can't magically reproduce your problem.  You need to post your profile (help->support->package profile) and provide a file that crashes.  Why?  Because everything file I run doesn't crash.

Steve

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Uh...  we were talking about Windows.  :)

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Mill Spindle Issues
« on: June 13, 2017, 08:32:53 PM »
Well...  I think it is going to be very particular to how you machine is setup.  And we all can't look at that.  :( 

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: subroutines?
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:43:50 PM »
Because the P word of the M98 call converts 0001 to the numeric value of 1.  So don't use leading zeros in the sub name (and file name) and it will all be good.  e.g. It will find O1 in a filed called O1 in the Subroutines directory.

Steve