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Offline Bfive

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Smoothstepper config problems with known, good Parallel Port XML
« on: November 10, 2009, 04:30:16 AM »
Hi all,

This forum seems pretty quiet...

I've been trying to set up my Smoothstepper. My software is all up to date. I'm using Mach3 R3.042.032 (released Nov9), smoothstepper USBDriver2.04.16.zip and Plug-in Beta2_v015ogx2.m3p (released Nov7). I have a good XML file that works perfectly with the parallel port. However, when I try the same XML with Smoothstepper, my X and Z drives to not enable while my Y drive enables but does not move. Any idea where to start with the troubleshooting?

Thanks!
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Offline Jeff_Birt

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Re: Smoothstepper config problems with known, good Parallel Port XML
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 09:04:11 AM »
Did you tell Mach to use the SS as your motion control device??? I would guess not. You have to go into Function Cfgs->Reset Dev Sel.. and then restart Mach. Now when you start back up you'll get the license terms screen and then the 'Hey I found an external motion device' dialog. Select the SmoothStepper from the list.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 
Re: Smoothstepper config problems with known, good Parallel Port XML
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 10:23:45 PM »
Sorry wrong post