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Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:55:04 PM »
Between my 3 computers running Mach3, each one has different (steps per inch) settings under motor tuning for the same cnc machine.

I have always wondered about that since backing up my mach settings for the motor tuning won't apply on another pc.

Has anyone run into this scenario?

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Re: Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 04:12:57 PM »
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Has anyone run into this scenario?

 I just reuse my XML file on different pc's and never ran into what you are experiencing. I am guessing, done that for
5 pc's or so, and, they are like night and day in makeup.

RICH
Re: Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 06:02:23 PM »
May I ask what version of Windows you are running. I run XP. I tried copying the XML file, but when I run the machine, the measurements are way off so I have to redo the step on each axis which leads to different numbers to get the measurements correct.

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Re: Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 08:24:14 PM »
Windows XP SP 2 & 3 ( SP dosen"t seem to matter )
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Re: Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 04:21:04 AM »
Cant see how that is possible, a step is a step.
How much of a difference s there between the different computers?

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Re: Motor Tuning / Different Computers - Same Machine
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 01:05:39 PM »
Tulsaturbo,

As Hood has said 'steps are steps' and these are calculated from the relevant axis motor steps, lead screw pitch, micro step setting and any gearing used - they have no changing relationship with the computer that is used.

Tweakie.
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