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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #100 on: December 01, 2012, 04:28:03 PM »
thanks. as far as i can recall the last thing i cut was an L shaped homing bracket. i checked the pattern in Vcarve Pro where i made it and it was in Inches. for all i know i did something during the set up. i have to finish setting it up tomorrow. still have safe z and my stationary plate setup.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2012, 02:36:02 PM »
the more I do the less I know. I finished setting up the screenset set up. run the double plate setup. that ran great told me the fixed plate was set. so i loaded a g code, moved off home and ran the work piece height which worked great. i hit cycle start and my machine went to the change tool position and said hit cycle start after tool change. since the tool i needed was already in my router i hit cycle start. i figured it would go to the fixed plate touch off and then get to cutting. well the hour glass came up and whizzed around for about 10 min and nothing happened. of course it says at the top Mach 3 not responding. took forever to shut down Mach3. i opened up Mach3 and rechecked all the numbers i used to do the screenset setup, all seems OK with them. so i tried again same result after tool change prompt to hit cycle start nothing. I'm sure I am doing something wrong but I don't know what.
Back info.
computer used for my machine has Windows XP, Mach 3, Vcarve Pro, Norton, and a wireless connection to my house internet.  that's it i bought a new computer (3 months ago) for my machine no extra crap on it. in fact i don't use Vcarve on it to do design work, i have a different computer for that, i just have Vcarve on it to check designs if a problem arises.
I'm sure once it get it to work right i will be happy as a Pig in S--t. i must say i do like the actual window for the screenset very easy to get to all the features available on it. nice job GER.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2012, 02:56:06 PM »

The hourglass is caused by a bug when you use version 3.43.022. Double check that, because the screenshot you sent me was 3.42.040 I think?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #103 on: December 03, 2012, 03:07:31 PM »
Isn't that just ducky i have 3.043.022. tell me there is a fix for this or do i have to wait till there is an update, or can i go back to an eariler version?
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #104 on: December 03, 2012, 03:31:25 PM »
OK i read thru more posts and found where to find 3.42.040 version. when i install this older version will i have go thru all of the setup again? also will my license number for my current version still be good?
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #105 on: December 03, 2012, 05:08:06 PM »
There's a new lockdown version that should work fine.
http://www.machsupport.com/ccount/click.php?id=1

I sent you an email about the other issue.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #106 on: December 03, 2012, 05:30:43 PM »
Thanks Gerry for the link. i haven't gotten the email yet but i will let you know.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #107 on: December 03, 2012, 10:03:57 PM »
Gerry I never got your email
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #108 on: December 03, 2012, 10:34:24 PM »
If you get it, disregard it now that you have it working.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2012, 01:17:36 PM »
gerry i just wanted to say thanks. i updated to a different ver Mach3 and your screen set works great. i have started to design and cut some new pieces for my DIY machine to make the cut area bigger. only thing i have to do is remember to change my static settings for my permanent touch off plate as i change the table area.  For anyone who reads this chain about Gerry's screenset, I say it is well worth the cost. make life so much easier. 
off topic question: does anyone know of a real good G code to DXF program? free would be great, under $50 would be OK.
Safe machining everyone