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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2009, 08:16:36 PM »
You can open it with a browser such as Opera, Firefox or Internet Explorer then you should be able to print, just hope you have a load of paper ;D
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2009, 08:19:11 PM »
Oh meant to say you will find it in the Mach3 folder, double clicking should automatically open it in a browser. It is called Mach3MillGcode.htm
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2009, 08:44:05 PM »
Oh meant to say you will find it in the Mach3 folder, double clicking should automatically open it in a browser. It is called Mach3MillGcode.htm
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Excellent Hood, you made my day.

I looked in the mach3 folder but was looking for gcode something file. Now I got it and it is only 22 pages, nice weekend reading

In comparison to mach3mill.pdf and mach3install.pdf (157 / 106 pages each) which I printed before, this one is a piece of cake

Thanks so much
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2009, 05:34:52 PM »
I’m only working with 2 driver boards right now so today I switched the boards to have the Y & X axis running for adjustments.

I have the steps set at 2000, and the kernel speed at 25000Hz.

The X axis (with an approx. travel of 22”) is running real nice at 80”velocity and 9” acceleration

However after a lot of tries I got the Y axis (with an approx. 34” travel) half working at 85” velocity and 6” acceleration. When I press the keyboard arrow keys the axis moves nicely for about 4” to 6” and then the motor whines and I lift my finger from the keyboard because I don’t want to force the motor. Now if I press the same arrow button again it reverses direction and again goes about 4” to 6” and I stop it again for the same reason.

This does not happen at the same spot because by playing around I have been able to move the gantry from one end to the other although is steps of 4” to 6” at a time.

The Y axis does not bind anywhere because I used my screwdriver as a motor and she runs nice and smooth from one end to the other.

What it means when the motor whines? Not enough torque? Too much torque? Any ideas?

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2009, 06:14:27 PM »
That is the motor atalling, you need to reduce the velocity a bit and see if that helps. Maybe the accell needs dropped a bit as well but try with the Velocity first.
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2009, 06:33:14 PM »
That is the motor atalling, you need to reduce the velocity a bit and see if that helps. Maybe the accell needs dropped a bit as well but try with the Velocity first.
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I will give it a try, thank you
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2009, 06:37:10 PM »
You probably understood but above I said atalling, meant stalling but just got in after a long drive (for me, I hate driving) so thats my excuse ;D

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2009, 08:52:03 PM »
You probably understood but above I said atalling, meant stalling but just got in after a long drive (for me, I hate driving) so thats my excuse ;D

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No problem Hood, I understood stalling anyway. I don't hate driving but prefer to play with my CNC instead LOL

I watched the video “Home Limits & Offsets.swf” and at the top right in the Program Run window screen (Tool:0    Table Display) I could see the outline of the table and the co ordinates moving when he was jogging the motors.

I have set the soft limits in my machine but I can’t see the table outline on that window.

Do you know what I’m doing wrong?
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2009, 03:00:19 AM »
You press the Display button to toggle between Table displat and Part display, you need to also regenerate after the Display button has been pressed. Another thing is you need some code loaded before the table will display.
 It is possible to alter the VB in the display button so that it automatically refreshes, see here for my post http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12227.0.html

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2009, 08:56:45 AM »
Ahhh, you got to load the roadrunner to get the display going, now it works fine, thanks a lot

Looking at the other post you suggested, that is another issue I have which I could not figure out; how to zoom.

My laptop does not have a mouse wheel; can I zoom without a mouse wheel?

Where is the VB file to add the code DoOemButton(160)?

Thank you
Nicolas
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