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Mach3 condition abnormal light
« on: March 12, 2009, 01:59:29 PM »
I have two computers with Mach3 mill ver 3.00 .  The code below runs fine in Mach3 in one computer but not in the other.   In the computer set up on my mill I get a flashing "abnormal condition" light.  The code is fine.  What is causing this in Mach3???   

Jack


G00 G49 G40.1 G17 G80 G50 G90 G64
G20
(Standard Drill )
M6 T1
M03 S4583
G00 Z0.1250
X2.0000 Y0.2810
G81 X2.0000 Y0.2810 Z-0.6722 R0.1 F4.0
G80
G00 Z0.1250
G81 X0.5000 Y0.2810 Z-0.6722 R0.1 F4.0
G80
G00 Z0.1250
(2 1/2 Axis Pocketing)
M6 T2
M03 S4583
X1.2737 Y0.7375
G01 Z0.0292  F10.0
Z0.0042  F6.0
X1.2723 Y0.7383 Z0.0039  F4.0
X1.2656 Y0.7407 Z0.0026

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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 02:45:57 PM »
If you click the abnormal light/button it will tell you what the problem is, what is the problem?

Graham
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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 03:10:31 PM »
Graham,

Exact Stop VS CV

The G code is fine, the problem is in Mach3.

Jack

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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 03:58:25 PM »
OK, double click the abnormal button and click yes in the pop up window.

Reload Mach3 and see if all is well.

Graham
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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 04:47:36 PM »
Hi, Jack

I've sent you a PM message, Click on the message box as shone in the picture.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 09:41:34 PM »
Hi, Jack

What version of Mach3 are you using, It's under "Help",  "About". ?

I did duplicate the issue your having hear again, With ver. 42.022 & 42.021, It seems to be a saving xml's issue.
It's pretty hard to know your experience level and guide you through the interaction that are going on, All the information is in the Documentation, But it's a steep learning curve at first.

When you have everything setup and develop good habit's things will smooth out. When you start up Mach It's in in the Mode you left it in and depending on you to ether know that state or have a routine to configure it to a known state. The problem arises when you run G-code files that change it to a different state and doesn't return it at the end of the code to the previous state.

As "Hood" stated and I Agree, This Normal Button feature is Good for Some and a Paine or Bothersome for Others, Did you get my PM.

Thanks, Chip

Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 07:42:33 AM »
OK, double click the abnormal button and click yes in the pop up window.

Reload Mach3 and see if all is well.

Graham


Yes, I have been considering that but then have to reconfigure for the machine.   Probably what I will do but I'd sure like to know what happened!

Thanks,

Jack
Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 07:44:19 AM »
Hi, Jack

I've sent you a PM message, Click on the message box as shone in the picture.

Thanks, Chip


Chip,

I did read the message but am going to be very busy until Saturday eve.  Will answer then.

Thanks, well get in touch.

Jack


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Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 09:41:23 PM »
Hi, Jack

I was still dwelling on your rino/mach3 issue and missed the ver # so it's Mach3R3.00 your using.

I've done some testing and find that once you've set this Normal/Abnormal feature to "on", There doesn't seem to be a way to turn it "off",

Still Looking for a solution.

On your computer that's working make a copy of the profile you load at startup that's the "xml" file I was talking about. If your running a standard Mach3 install you'll find it located in C:\Mach3 folder, Mach3Mill.xml, Rename the copy to JackMach3Mill.xml and try it on your other computer.

You should be able to use it, Just Don't Say "Yes" to the Normalcy Monitoring Question.

Edit: Well It's in the xml file in the "Normals" sub folder, By deleting that folder it turn's the Normal/Abnormal feature "OFF", Till the next time you say "Yes" to It Again.
        I try not to encourage people to edit xml files, But if they have the will there's is a Way, Short of deleting the whole Button from there Screen.set.

Maybe we can get a Check Box for it's Use Added.


Let me know, Chip
« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 11:35:53 PM by Chip »
Re: Mach3 condition abnormal light
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 10:29:55 AM »
Chip,

OK, I'm back.

Where do I find the XML folder.  All I can find is a "xmlbackups" folder.   Did a search for "normals" in windows explorer w/o success.

Thanks,

Jack