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ArtCAMPro and Mach3
« on: February 02, 2010, 09:24:30 AM »
Hi all,
     I have a question concerning ArtCAMPro and Mach3. Yesterday, I downloaded a machining program developed in ArtCAM to Mach3. Normally I would close ArtCAM, but this time it slipped my mind, just minimized the screen and went right to Mach3. In setting up my cnc mill, the Z axis went nuts, bouncing, screeching, and finally just took off completely ignoring the hotkeys. I won't do that again, but can anybody explain why ArtCAM and Mach don't seem to be able to run at the same time? Scared the daylights out of me. Thanks.

George

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Re: ArtCAMPro and Mach3
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 08:57:35 AM »
Hi George,

There are a number of different reasons, probably a list as long as your arm, but for reliable Mach operation that you can trust no other applications or avoidable background tasks should be running at the same time as Mach.
This is why a dedicated machine PC without any frills is the best bet.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: ArtCAMPro and Mach3
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 05:35:13 PM »
Thanks Tweakie, it's what I suspected. I have an older DELL that I intend to dedicate to Mach3, just haven't gotten to it yet. It will become a priority. Thanks again.
George.