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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 03:03:32 PM »
Hi, Nicolas

Never seen that happen, What happens if you press the opposite arrow key and then try the original one again ?

Dose it just happen on one axis ?

Have you used the Jog Pendant ("Tab" key pop-up) ?

Chip

I have set the jog to "Continue"

Yes if I press the opposite arrow key it changes the direction but if I keep my finger in one key it keeps going until I release this key. Then if I press it again it is going in the opposite direction. Nothing wrong for me, it's more convenient.

Yes I have used the Jog Pendant but is much easier to use the arrow keys. I use the Pendant to change the jog parameters.

I only have the X and Z axis working. My Y axis driver was defective and sent it back. Waiting for the new one to arrive soon

Nicolas
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 03:53:33 PM »
Can you attach your xml please, something is not right and may bite your arse if you leave it that way as one time you may be expecting it to reverse and it wont.
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 05:33:10 PM »
Here is my XML

Thank you
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 05:43:11 PM »
Looks ok and works ok here, just wondering if your keyboard could be the culprit?
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 06:04:36 PM »
Let me give another try and I will post back. It is possible that my keyboard could be defective since I use an old laptop but I doubt it. Keyboard works fine otherwise

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 05:40:10 PM »
I posted the following message in the g-code section of this forum and got no answer. Did I do something wrong?

I have been able to adjust my three axis and they all work fine and smooth while I jog the motors. Now I think it’s time to set the home / limits on Mach3. This is my first build of a CNC router with a table size of 48”x26”, travel of each axis is approx X=24”, Y=38”, Z=9”.

I would have like to have a simple g-code to move the axis for testing. Like I would like to jog lets say the X axis to the home position and the run a g-code to say “move X axis from 0” to +24” and then the g-code will terminate. Then I will repeat this for the Y and Z axis. I would prefer not to have a g-code that will test all 3 axis at the same time. One axis at a time is much better for me

Is this the right way to do it?

Obviously I have no experience at all with mach3 or g-code but I’m learning as I go along.

Nicolas
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 06:28:22 PM »
Easiest way is just to use MDI
If you type G0X0 then press Enter the X will go to your Work Offset X zero
if you then type G0X24 and press enter then it will go to X24

Both of these are at rapid speed, if you prefer to do it at a certain feedrate then use a G1 as follows
G1X0F50

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2009, 07:35:29 PM »
Easiest way is just to use MDI
If you type G0X0 then press Enter the X will go to your Work Offset X zero
if you then type G0X24 and press enter then it will go to X24

Both of these are at rapid speed, if you prefer to do it at a certain feedrate then use a G1 as follows
G1X0F50

Hood

Thank you Hood

5 minutes after I sent my message here, I got 2 replies in the g-code section of this forum.

Yours along the one from RICH are enough to get me going

My defective driver board was shipped last Wednesday. I hope to start making some "light dust" some times next week.

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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2009, 07:39:08 PM »
Sounds good :)
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Re: 1st Run on MACH3MILL
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2009, 08:01:47 PM »
I sent the message below to RICH but noticed that he is offline. Would you happen to know how to print this file?

Thank you
Nicolas


You can click on the g-codes button next to the reset button and it will give you a listing and definition of the gcodes.

RICH

That button has a lot of "goodies" which I would have liked to print but I can't find a way to print it.

Is there any way that I can print the "Summary of G-Codes"

Nicolas
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