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General Mach Discussion / macro on startup/screenset load
« Last post by TPS on January 24, 2019, 05:46:02 AM »
Hi,
i am sure i have read that there is a possibilty of a macrocall on statup or screesetload.
macro has to have a specific Name, and to be at a specific place.

not the Thing with the Initialisation string in General config.

i have searched now for two hours, but cant find it anymore.

maybe someone can remember, seem's i am getting to old. :o

TPS 
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FAQs / Re: pc crashes in windows 10
« Last post by TPS on January 24, 2019, 01:59:37 AM »
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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: g-code post processor error
« Last post by Tweakie.CNC on January 24, 2019, 01:44:09 AM »
Which CAD/CAM and which Post Processor?

Are you using Mach3 or Mach4 ?
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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Jog buttons are not activated
« Last post by mouridsen on January 24, 2019, 01:34:27 AM »
Hi,

I will try your suggestion out tonight  :)
I have never used the keyboard for jogging. I always use the buttons on the screen and the mouse.
That is also the ones I’m referring to. It’s something that has happens since I upgraded and reinstalled Mach 4 (and maybe I have touched something  ;) )
I Will check if the keyboard input plugin is enabled, I can’t recall.

Brian
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Third party software and hardware support forums. / Re: PMDX-414 motion coms error
« Last post by joeaverage on January 24, 2019, 01:19:16 AM »
Hi,
I think you will get more help if you ask PMDX directlty. They have an excellent reputation for helping their customers.

You might also try an Email to Steve Stallings, a regular on the forum and one of the head honchos at PMDX.

Your description is the classic description for a glitch or electrical noise interfering and/or crashing USB communications.
USB can be very sensitive to such problems.

Craig
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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Jog buttons are not activated
« Last post by joeaverage on January 24, 2019, 01:05:24 AM »
Hi,
just a quick question, do you have the Keyboard Inputs plugin enabled?

Craig
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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Jog buttons are not activated
« Last post by joeaverage on January 24, 2019, 01:01:48 AM »
Hi,
I assume you mean that when you first start Mach the arrow buttons on the keyboard don't work?

That is normal, its not so much that jogging doesn't work but that the keyboard arrow buttons are by default disabled
on start up.

If you go to the jogging tab and click the <Keyboard Inputs Enable> button and try again.

Craig
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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Can't set machine position in script
« Last post by joeaverage on January 24, 2019, 12:54:09 AM »
Hi,

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I use the mc.mcAxisSetMachinePos but it doesn't seem work.

Have a closer look at the API.chm for msSetMachinePosition, note that there is no 'description' which certainly doesn't
help but look at the usage example. It is of course using C syntax....

Code: [Select]
Usage:

// Set axis 0 fisxture offset.
int mInst = 0;
mcAxisSetMachinePos(mInst, 0, 0.0 /* set part zero */);

Note that it says 'Set axis 0 fixture offset'.....that implies that it does NOT set the machine coordinate. This may seem
strange or contrary to your expectation but my experimentation concludes that you cannot use this API to set the machine
coordinates.

With any sort of luck smurph will read this post and he may be able to confirm my interpretation.

My understanding is that there is only three ways to change the machine coordinates:
1) <Ref All Home> or <Ref Axis>, ie the machine will drive to the home switch location and reset (or alternately set the
    machine coordinate to your programmed offset) your machine coordinate.
2) <Ref All Home> or <Ref Axis> when the axis does not have a home switch in which case it will home in place.
3) Move the machine either by jogging, MDI or Gcode

Note that none of those methods allow you to arbitrarily set the machine coordinates.

Craig
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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / g-code post processor error
« Last post by speedracer1190 on January 23, 2019, 10:30:08 PM »
Hi Guys,
Whenever I post process,  the processor is trying to move the XY before lifting the Z axis,  same as return.  EG Below:

Start
"(T1  D=6. CR=0. - ZMIN=-27. - FLAT END MILL)
G90 G94 G91.1 G40 G49 G17
G21
G28 G91 Z0.
G90

(2D POCKET1 3)
M5
M9
T1 M6
S17585 M3
G54
G0 X-39.903 Y41.183
G43 Z5. H1
G1 Z-1.4 F557. "


Obviously,  this crashes into the part and stuff a few good cuts,  I was wondering if there is a way to fix this without editing every bit of g code i create in the editor ?

Thanks
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General Mach Discussion / Re: Lathe tool table
« Last post by N4NV on January 23, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
I have an 8 tool carousel that is electronically linked to Mach, meaning each position is hard wired.  I can't fool Mach into thinking tool 1 is anything other than tool 1 (like it can't be tool 9).  I also can't have a tool 0 as it is greyed out in the tool screen.

Vince
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