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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #500 on: June 30, 2017, 09:13:12 AM »
Are you sure that your code is not just off to the side, where you can't see it?
I don't recall ever hearing of anyone not having the toolpath showing? Is there anything in the window at all? Can you post a screenshot?

Ill check over the weekend. I have tried to scroll around but see nothing but black. Will do a screenie as well as video of the monitor as I try things. I can only see the three Axis markings in the bottom left corner and I can see the Z height moving but no toolpath.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #501 on: June 30, 2017, 09:22:53 AM »
Go to Config ? Toolpath. and make sure the toolpath color is not set to black.
It sounds like it's working.

Also, in Config Toolpath, turn on Jog Follow mode, which should bring the toolpath onto the screen if it's out in space somewhere.
Gerry

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

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http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #502 on: June 30, 2017, 04:55:13 PM »
Go to Config ? Toolpath. and make sure the toolpath color is not set to black.
It sounds like it's working.

Also, in Config Toolpath, turn on Jog Follow mode, which should bring the toolpath onto the screen if it's out in space somewhere.

Nothing worked as per above. I could scroll around and it was like I was zoomed in x1000 but couldnt zoom out. I ended up loading the Mach 3 screen, then 2010, now its showing. Odd, thanks for the help.
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #503 on: July 02, 2017, 09:55:00 AM »
Hi Ger another question. I am trying to get my z axis to back off it's home switch after refall. When I remove the apostrophe from in front of the G53 and the While IsMoveing and Wend and use the refall button it refs the axis but nothing else happens, if I step through the macro in the VB editor it moves the axis on the G53 but when I try to step through "While IsMoving" it crashes the VB editor and Mach3 and I have to restart my computer. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #504 on: July 02, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
Are you editing the macro in the Mach3\macros\2010\ folder, or the Mach3\macros\yourprofilename\ folder?
And which macro are you editing?

I'll be driving home for the next 3 hours or so, so won't be able to reply again for a bit.
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 #505 on: July 02, 2017, 11:10:11 AM »
Hi Ger I am editing m884 in the Mach3\macros\Baroness2000 folder.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #506 on: July 02, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
And using the Ref All button? If so, this should work. It's the same code that I use. Make sure that Baroness2000 is the current profile.

Code: [Select]
DoButton( 24 )
Code "G53 G0 Z-1"
While IsMoving()
Wend
DoButton( 23 )
'Code "G53 G0 Y1"
'While IsMoving()
'Wend
DoButton(22)
'Code "G53 G0 X1"
'While IsMoving()
'Wend

Are you using the parallel port, or just a motion controller?

Try modifying the M887 macro and using the Ref Z button to see if it's 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 #507 on: July 02, 2017, 03:43:42 PM »
Yes I am only using the Baroness. When I edit 887 the ref z button behaves as expected. But Refall is still hanging after it finds the switch. If I try to step through it it hangs and I have to restart the computer, if I run it from the button it hangs and I have to do a reset before I can jog or try another button. I am using a Long's motor parallel BOB.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #508 on: July 02, 2017, 04:44:53 PM »
Copy and paste the code from your M884.
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 #509 on: July 02, 2017, 05:36:30 PM »
Ok I kind of have it figured out, I was using Refcombination(3) to call the x and y at the same time and that seems to break the macro. I copy/pasted the original 2010 macro back into my file and everything works now. Here is the code I was trying to run.

DoButton( 24 )
Code "G53 G0 Z-60"
While IsMoving()
Wend
RefCombination(3)
DoButton(25)

Is there a way to use RefCombination in the macro? I'd love to run this, but it hangs my system:

RefCombination(7)
Dobutton(25)
Code "G53 G0 Z-60"
While IsMoving()
Wend