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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 01:32:39 PM »
Activating switch ( yellow led) input on the diagnostic panel with the mouse or hot key.


Hello
I am a newbie and I am watching and following the tutorial videos step by step.

On the input output video, the guy turn on a input in the diagnostic panel by cliking on the switche with his mouse.

I can’t do that. Even with the hot key, I cannot turn the switch from yellow to gray.
If I go to the port and pin/input signal and I change the “active low” to red, the yellow LED appear in the diagnostic panel. Otherwise, I cant turn it yellow.

Wy is that so?


Even with the hot key I did not worked, I tried other inputs, and the same thing again
It probably a stupid question, but I will apreciate help.


More details

Like in the video

port and pins configutarion/input signal

x++
enable is gren
port 1
pin 10
Active low is grenn
Emulated is red


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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 01:43:49 PM »
Not sure what you are meaning but you cant activate an input by clicking a button, only outputs can be activated. You can emulate an input by choosing the emulate and then clcik in the box and press the key you want to use to emulate it.
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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 02:36:55 PM »
Ok simpler.
Go to the tutorial videos pages.
http://www.machsupport.com/videos/
Take the third one, Homing, limits and offsets

I about 1/3 of the video. The guy say’s

“Before i do a reference all thought,
and before any of you do a reference all
I want you to go to the diagnostic pages and hit your home switches
Your screen should look like this, with none of them lit, until you push a home switch and then, it came on.


And then, one turns yellow.
I can’t do that. Its stays gray.


In fact, I have uninstalled the software and destroyed all the profile.
Reinstalled it, took the mach3mill default profile.
Went into config/port and pins/input signals,
Enabled x++, port 1, pin 10, active low
made estop, pin 15, active low
Hit apply and ok

Reset

When I go to the diag panel
I am not able to turn "m1++lim "yellow by clicking it.

Is it normal?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 02:43:26 PM by Smtl »

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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 02:41:28 PM »
When he is saying "and before any of you do a reference all
I want you to go to the diagnostic pages and hit your home switches" he is meaning press your home switches, not anything on the screen but the actual switches.
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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 02:59:59 PM »
I tough by “ hit home switches” he means, clicking, with the mouse, on the place where it is written M1home, M2home on the diag/panel.

It’s not that?
What did he mean if its not that?The hot key? I have tried it.
What physically is my home switches?

TX in advance for help
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 03:06:29 PM by Smtl »

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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 03:03:32 PM »
He means press your Home Switches, nothing to do with the screen but the physical switches that you have connected to Mach Via the parallel Port.

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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 03:21:56 PM »
TX a lot Hood.

Sorry for the communication problems.

I don’t have any switches on my controller.
I build the CNC, put 3 steppers, and link them to my controller, a Xylotex XS-3525/8s-3.
The controller is directly link to a PC via a parallel port.

So far, I can jog my CNC with mach 3.The 3 steppers do a nice sound.

But there is absolutely no physical button on my controller.Would I be able to properly set up my CNC with mach3 without the buttons you referring to? I guess I lack an hardware piece.
TX
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 03:24:35 PM by Smtl »

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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 03:31:31 PM »
Have a look at this video, it will give you an idea what Home switches are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v5tCda3lZE&feature=related

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Re: Problem activating input switch on the diag panel with the mouse
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 03:39:49 PM »
You dont need home switches on a machine but they are handy as they will allow you to easily set up software limits and also if you lose position for some reason you can rehome the machine and pick up from where you left off.
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