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Homing question
« on: August 25, 2006, 05:39:51 PM »
Mach 3 R1.84.002  I asked this question on CNCzone but did not get a response yet :)

I have homing switch position on the X axis at 100mm in from the left or zero end of the mill table
so that it is less distance to reference from middle work area. Saving time.

That switch is active if the table is already within that 100mm of the travel.

When referencing the axis goes in the negative direction looking for homing as it should.

Now acording to the PDF manual, if it is already active it should look in the other or positive direction for home but it doesn't. 
See section 4.6.5 of manual.

The program says "One or more homing switches are active....Please fix, then home"

Now what am I doing wrong? Is it a bug?

Thanks, Greolt
Re: Homing question
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 07:10:04 PM »
This not a bug :( This was changed in the newer versions.

I think you can make a macro that will pull it off the switch... but I think it would be better to just jog the machine to the right place to be homed.
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Re: Homing question
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 07:47:18 PM »
Do you mean an older version will do as shown in the manual or a newer version will?
Re: Homing question
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2006, 08:25:47 PM »
The old version will... we changed it to safer
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Re: Homing question
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 09:53:10 AM »
Hey Brian it is there in Version D1.90.075

Don't know about R1.84.002 as I have upgraded now.

Config / General Config / Home Sw Safety / Checkbox

Too many changes to keep up with ;D