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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil doesnt stop motor when home switch trigged
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:39:53 PM »
The way the home and limits are wired will change the way the switch is sensed internally.  LSCOM + or - makes this happen.  Try inverting the limits and homes active low in the plugin configuration.  (It is actually setting the CN command).  This is always a pain to get right.  You need to have an understanding of how the Galil works to get it right.  I still get it confused and I have set up so many Galil I can't remember them all! 

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil 2123 with AMP-20520 lathe Z axis DRO not working
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:35:28 PM »
You have a two axis controller.  That means Galil axis A(x) and B(y).  You have no C axis.  The motor types are by "Galil" axis, not Mach axis.  So set the Galil B axis to servo.  Then mapping Mach X to Galil X(a) and Mach Z to Galil Y(b) is correct.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: October 10, 2014, 04:55:55 PM »
Throw another panel on top and make it any color you want.

Transparent windows are not supported on all platforms.  :(

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:12:39 PM »
I ran my 2038 build for 12 hours straight to test.  It never stopped.  I'm running a Galil.  So it may be in your motion plugin.  What are you using?

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:47:05 AM »
There was a bug where it showed Licensed even if it was actually in Demo mode.  The real tell all is what type of license it says.  If it says Demo and Licensed, then you are in demo mode.  If it says Hobby and Licensed, then that is a real problem. 

A PC restart or Mach restart?  Because we really don't do anything that might need a PC restart.  Maybe Darwin? 

We shall see.  But in the meantime, build 2038 will be posted up in the morning.  Get that one and try it. 

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:16:33 PM »
A bit more on the demo mode...  We changed the way the computer ID is generated.  Because it was previously looking at USB devices that, if unplugged/plugged, would change the computer ID!!!  Now it is ONLY looking at items that are stable on the PC.  But it requires a license update with the new computer ID.  Also, licenses are now kept in a separate Licenses folder and are no longer kept in the Mach installation root.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:13:31 PM »
Tweakie,

Check the license status in Help->About.  I bet you are just in demo mode.  It is a random time.  The error message means that nothing was in the status history, nothing more.  I do need to fix that so that there is no message.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Build 2030 Crashes during startup
« on: October 06, 2014, 02:07:51 PM »
Remove any plugins that do not have a matching *.sig file and get updates for them if available.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:37:54 PM »
Do not use plugins older than build 2012 with builds 2012 and newer.  All plugins now require a digital signature file (<pluginname>.sig).

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil 2123 with AMP-20520 lathe Z axis DRO not working
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:49:16 PM »
Galil Error -2: Emessage = "96 SM jumpers must be installed for stepper motors."

Your Galil B axis motor type is set to stepper but no stepper jumper is installed.  If you are using amps with servos, change the motor type for the Galil B axis to "Servo" in the plugin configuration dialog.

Steve