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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: License questions
« on: November 27, 2016, 06:21:09 PM »
Contact Todd, not Scott.  toddm -at- machsupport -dot- com

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Looking 4 Onsite Mach4 setup/help
« on: November 27, 2016, 06:15:49 PM »
Mike is...  well, Mike.  :)  A supremely good guy.  Glad you guys met up and got things working!

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Rename A axis to U axis?
« on: November 21, 2016, 11:32:12 PM »
Glad you are working now! 

I looked at the docs and this was unmentioned in the mill manual.  So I updated the docs.  :) 

Just to be clear for everyone, this is for mill.  For turn, UVW are used for incremental moves of the XYZ axes.  There is no G91 in turn anymore for Mach 4. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Looking 4 Onsite Mach4 setup/help
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:29:21 PM »
Mike, I figured you might be able to help Cattle out.  :)

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Re: Mach 4 and Galil
« on: November 21, 2016, 03:08:18 AM »
Ok, I finally found this post to reply to it.  The Mach 4 Galil plugin has been release and it is up on the website.  

The new "special" Galil firmware is NOT released yet.  You must use the latest GA firmware releases, 1.2d or higher for the 41x3 controllers and 1.2e or higher for the 40x0 controllers.  

It is probably not a good idea to try this on an older Optima or Econ controller.  Why?  I have not had time to even test with them.  :(  This means they are not officially supported.  If you buy the Galil plugin and try it with the older controllers and it does not work for you, expect little or no response/help/support.  Galil had to fix their firmware for the 41x3 and 40x0 controllers to allow for faster communication.  (See above firmware versions.)  I have no idea if they are merging that fix into the older controller's firmware updates or even if they need it as it could possibly only needed for their new generation of controllers.  I just don't know.  I also don't know, at this point, when or if I will get a chance to look at any of the older controllers to check them out.  

The reports are sweet though for the 41x3 and 40x0 controllers.  :)

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Rename A axis to U axis?
« on: November 21, 2016, 02:41:39 AM »
In Mach 4, UVW controls ABC in a linear fashion.  Simply change A labels to U on the screen and use U in your G code.  (Don't forget to turn on the in/mm display in the DRO.)  Wire and map everything on A.

Steve


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: LOVING the PMC!! Thanks Steve!!!
« on: November 09, 2016, 01:18:51 PM »
I guess they haven't posted it up then.  :(  I just make the builds but I don't put them up on the web site or ftp site.  I'll see if can't find out what's going on. 

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: LOVING the PMC!! Thanks Steve!!!
« on: November 09, 2016, 12:09:26 AM »
It should be there in the 3233 build. 

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: LOVING the PMC!! Thanks Steve!!!
« on: October 06, 2016, 04:25:44 PM »
I think I have it working with decimals now.  All of the tests I did showed good results.  But I had to change a lot of code and I might have missed a path or two.  It will be in the next release. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: LOVING the PMC!! Thanks Steve!!!
« on: October 04, 2016, 11:37:07 AM »
PMC was never meant to handle decimals as most PLCs don't have decimal registers.  :(  I'll see what it takes to put that in but it may not be trivial at all.  It will not handle strings either, FYI.