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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2010, 05:45:14 PM »
Well here goes. Thanks for all of your help. I imagine by the time I get finished and run another part you will be asleep. I'll get back to you and let you know my progree. Thanks again, Ron

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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2010, 05:57:50 PM »
The more I think about this the less I can see where things are going wrong. The DROs show the axis in the correct positions, presuming the toolpath does too? If I recall correctly I am sure Art said Mach monitors directly at the port and updates the DROs from pulses it puts out, so that would kind of make it seem Mach is putting out the correct pulses. Hopefully Terry will chime in and tell us what he saw but I suspect he actually saw the DROs and the Toolpath showing the axis going wild.
So whats left then, hardware issue I suppose but not really sure how that could be the issue unless a Dir change is not being seen by the drives or something like that.
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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2010, 06:08:37 PM »
I don't really know, I guess anything is possible. I reinstalled Mach and now I can't get my drives to move. I thought I copied everything down correctly, but I must be missing something somewhere. I have to run out to a meeting, when I get back I will try to look and see where I made my mistake.

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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2010, 06:13:33 PM »
Heres your settings.
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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2010, 06:14:06 PM »
And last one.
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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2010, 07:47:52 PM »
Sure helps if you assign the right parallel port address!

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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2010, 02:18:27 AM »
LOL thought that would be the most likely ;D

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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2010, 10:44:14 AM »
Well I did check, but I assumed that it was the correct address. After double and triple checking everything else I looked at it again and realized it was wrong! I did manage to cut one part last night correctly. I used the ATZ feature and everything appeared to be working correctly. I have one more part out of this run to cut. I will then start on a different run and we'll have to see what happens. Thanks again for everything, I would have never been able to get this worked out. Ron

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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2010, 10:45:29 AM »
Hopefully thats it sorted :)
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Re: Mach 3 doing wierd things
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2010, 11:48:32 AM »
I sure hope so, I'm running the last part now and will start running the next one in about two hours.