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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 11:33:59 PM »
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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 11:39:41 PM »
Hi,

N125 just doesn't have a G command earlier ver's had issues with this.

Look under HELP, About Mach, What Ver. are you using.

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2009, 01:25:24 PM »
awesome Thank you some much I'm not sure what VER means

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 02:27:59 PM »
Hi, Machininginc

Hears a picture, Click on Help then About, Version R3.042.029 is what I'm using.

Chip
Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 01:21:44 PM »
I am using  VERSION R3.041

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2014, 04:51:11 AM »
is there a macro or a g-code in mach3 for THC on and THC off? How can I turn off/on the THC? I need that to solve the diving problem at the end of the cut. Sheetcam people make it look so simple in their cutting rules tutorial on youtube. It doesn't seem to work though. Can anybody help?

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2014, 11:47:05 AM »
is there a macro or a g-code in mach3 for THC on and THC off? How can I turn off/on the THC? I need that to solve the diving problem at the end of the cut.

This is not really the way to go about solving your issue. A dive at the end of a cut is either because your accel is too low OR because you're crossing a kerf. The second is easy to solve - don't do it. The first can be solved either by upping your accel if possible OR by using Mach's THC anti-dive.

Even if you did do what you want with a macro - you're going to get a pause in movement - no way around it.

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 05:29:28 AM »
Well, as you said, I can turn on and off the THC with the macros but that pause makes it useless. My problem is not around corners, I have great accel., and a never cross kerfs, the problem is at the end of cuts. The torch dives at the end of cuts whether is a hole or the contour of the part (a bigger hole in fact). I gave up leads out. Useless.
And I have another problem, maybe one out of five cuts the torch doesn't fire and the cut continues with no fire.  It seems that mach doesn't order the torch to fire and doesn't expect it to be lit. And is never in the same place. Just random.  I cut the same part with the same code and it misses the cuts randomly.
If I could solve these 2 problems than I could say I have a plasma cutter.
Can anyone help?

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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2014, 06:54:33 AM »
1st problem: I can only repeat...

either by upping your accel if possible OR by using Mach's THC anti-dive.

2nd problem: See http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27826.0.html

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and doesn't expect it to be lit.

It does when you have THC turned on - no arcok - no movement. However THC turned off - it doesn't care whether you have arok or not - hence (part of) the discussion in the link above.
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Re: What is a Macro? and what can it do for me?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2014, 02:00:58 AM »
I did the activate/deactivate thing. Works in a strange way. The machine starts the cut without ark and the ark starts maybe 1 sec after the movment begun. You can see the result in the attach.
I went back to dospinCW.... with the same problem. Misses holes.