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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #150 on: May 13, 2013, 11:32:48 AM »
There's already a RUN LED. I'd probably use a Brain to activate the output while the LED is on.

As for the LED being active during a macro, have the macro turn it on and off.
Gerry

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

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #151 on: May 14, 2013, 08:11:25 AM »

 Thank Gerry !

 I had a look into brain features for Mach3... It looks to be what I was looking for...

 Unfortunately, the brain editor is awful and buggy.... Is there any other way to create a new brain for Mach3 with another editor ?


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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #152 on: May 14, 2013, 09:48:35 AM »
Someone was working on a new Brain editor a year or two ago, but I don't think they ever finished it.
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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 #153 on: June 07, 2013, 02:00:06 PM »
I have been working with a demo version of mach 3 version R3.043.066 for sometime know. I just ordered the full package of mach 3 and have not installed the file to activate yet. I was also going to purchase screen set 2010.

I have a question in regards to reloading an older version of mach as suggested on the cnc woodworker website were I was going to place my order. Below is the note on the website!!

Note: A change in the 3.43.versions of Mach3 have caused the M6 toolchange macro's which auto zero during a toolchange to NOT work in the current lockdown release of Mach3, version 3.43.022. I can not confirm that it will work correctly in any 3.43.********* version prior to 3.43.022.

As of development version, 3.43.028, Artsoft has fixed the issue with the 3.43 versions. I have tested it and it appears to work correctly. However, as it is a development version, I recommend using 3.42.040 or slightly older. I personally use both 3.42.020 and 3.42.040.

my question is I have made changes with the demo program and have my machine working good know. I have changed back lash, motor turning etc, to name a few things I don't want to lose all the settings (changes) that I have done.

What should I do with this problem.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2013, 02:18:07 PM »
I should probably update that notice on my website. The version you are currently using should work fine. You don't need to install an older version.
Gerry

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #155 on: June 07, 2013, 05:47:54 PM »
Thanks Gerry.

I cant wait to try your program.
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2013, 03:28:12 PM »
Hello Gerry:
I have your screen working great on a small mill running PP and steppers.  I have two other commercial CNC mills, one of which I converted to Mach3, and the dspmc controller, driving analog Westamp servos after the original control failed.

The Mach3 CNC mill commercial conversion is using the MSM screen, and also Modbus running on the Cubloc hardware. This machine has been in operation for several years.

Last week, I decided to put your 2010 screen on the above mill. The effort has been very frustrating, but I am close to getting it working. For some reason, the MSM macros kept appearing in the 2010 macro file of my new profile. The MSM macro files are in the Mach3 macro folder along with the 2010 macro file folder.

I finally was able to make a separate folder on the desktop which held the original Mach3 macros. I then opened the new profile, went into the macro folder for that profile, and deleted all the macros. Now I copied all the original Mach3 macros from the file I made on the desktop, then copied the 2010 macros from your folder into the new profile.

I then loaded the appropriate 2010 screen, and all looks OK. No more MSM corrupted macro files to be found.

However, the Mill will not run normally; on power up, the servo's go into a creep, no response to the e-stop, and it will not act normally. No jog key response, no e-stop response, just the motors creeping slow towards hitting limits

I have laboriously checked all the Mach3 settings in ports and pins, and all other settings that work fine in the MSM profile.

Any suggestions where to look, or any other users with a similar problem ?

Thanks,
John


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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2013, 06:02:34 PM »
I can almost guarantee that it has nothing to do with the 2010 screenset. It should run exactly like the stock screenset.
If you go to View>Load Screens and load 1024.set, you should see the exact same behavior from the stock screen.

If you can't get out of Estop, nothing else is going to work.

The only thing I can recommend is to set up a new profile from scratch. Perhaps the .xml file is corrupt?

Sorry I can't be more help, but this isn't a screenset issue, it's a Mach3 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 #158 on: August 28, 2013, 12:51:00 AM »
Hello Gerry:

I should have spent more time looking for my problem. Sorry about that.  >:( The problem turned out to be my error! I forgot the "Configure Plugins" screen. The dspmc controller plugin needs to be configured for every new profile!

The mill runs great now, with the 4 axis set.

I did not think it was at all related to your screen, and didn't mean to imply such. I really like the screen set, and the elegant simplicity.

Thank you for all your efforts.

Best regards,
John


 

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #159 on: August 28, 2013, 07:52:27 AM »
I wouldn't of thought of that one. Glad you got it working.
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html