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Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« on: May 25, 2010, 08:54:07 PM »
I'm new in this forum and new with Mach3.
My question concerns the 'Program run display' and there the 'Scale display on x-axis DRO display'. This scale display changes the value from +1.000 to -1.000 while machining and the cutter moves in the opposite direction. As Gcode I used the Roadrunner example and others.
What I'm doing wrong?  Is anything missconfigured?

Peter

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 02:12:26 AM »
Can you attach your xml please, if using the standard Mach3Mill profile it will be called Mach3Mill.xml and will be found in the main Mach3 folder. You will need to copy it to the desktop and rename to something like Peterstg.xml as the forum only accepts a file name once and Mach3Mill.xml will already have been posted.
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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 02:37:56 AM »
Hi Peter,

You are not doing anything wrong. Putting a negative value in a scale DRO will reverse that axis. It will reverse the axis starting position as well as the image produced (words, for example, would be engraved backwards or upside down etc.). This can be quite a handy feature for engraving on the reverse of glass or acrylic.

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 02:59:11 AM »
Ah maybe I was reading this wrong, I was thinking you were meaning the scale changes by itself, can you clarify whether you are changing it or if its doing it on its own?
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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 12:35:51 PM »
Hi all,

thanks for quick response. I meant the scale value for the x-axis changed by itself while mach3 is milling. This hapens with every Gcode-file I tested. After short time the value changes to -1.000.

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 02:01:42 PM »
Please attach your xml then and someone may find the problem.
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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 05:51:32 PM »
Hi Hood,

attached you will find my XML "Mach3Mill_peterstg.xml". I hope it helps to find the problem.

Peter

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 06:16:21 PM »
Runs fine here so unlikely a problem with your xml.
Do you have any Brains or Plugins enabled?

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 06:57:47 PM »
There are to Plugins enabled:
- Flash-Flash Sceen-SWF PlugIn
- Video PlugIn

Brain Control shows ModIOMPG.Brn is loaded but not enabled.

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Re: Problem MACH3 X-axis DRO scale dispay
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 02:30:20 AM »
Afraid I cant think of any reason why it would happen then :(
You could try unplugging your keyboard just in case that is the issue but really that is unlikely, maybe a reinstall of Mach might help..

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