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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 05:20:17 PM »
Which buttons are the scripts in?
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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 05:24:01 PM »
Found one in the vice jaw button and changed it and all seems fine, where do you actually tell Mach the probe dia though? Is there a DRO in the screenset?

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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2011, 05:42:21 PM »
I wonder if the screenset is protected in some way, I changed the VB and exited Mach then when I started up again the screenset was not loaded so I had to reload, checked the VB and it had not saved.
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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 05:43:40 PM »
One thing I just noticed...  If I change anything in the file and save it... even if I change it back to the original... that PCNC1100M3-W.set will no longer work!!  Below is what I did to test.

1. backup/copy PCNC1100M3-W.set to PCNC1100M3-W.set.bak
2. open PCNC1100M3-W.set and change only the first <0.25 to <0.30
3. save file
4. change back the mod from <0.30 to <0.25
5. Save file
6. Start Mach and it crashes.

I can rename the PCNC1100M3-W.set.bak to PCNC1100M3-W.set and the original file will work.

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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011, 05:46:28 PM »
Probably best contacting Toirmach and asking them how you can change the tip dia
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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 05:48:38 PM »
I think it might be protected somehow like you said.  I just tried changing the date and time back to the same as original file and that did not work.  This sucks.  I already called Tormach and they said they will put it in as a suggestion to increase the probe tip dia and I will have to wait til the next release which will not be for a while.

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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011, 05:51:49 PM »
Not so good :(
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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2011, 12:28:10 PM »
Would it not be easier to just change the probe tip (;-) Last I heard you can get Tormach to unlock your screenset BUT from that point on you are on your OWN as far as trouble help. 

Just a thought, (;-) TP
Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 02:54:39 PM »
My Mach is unlocked...  My warranty has been over for a few years so it didn't really matter to me.  I'm trying to find out if unlock gives me access to screen sets.  Anyone know?

As for probe tip... I've searched everywhere for them... but no one seems to sell them.  eBay has plenty of Renishaw Stylus but not Marposs.  Marposs uses a M4 0.7tread and Renishaw has some stylus that uses a M4 but not 0.7 Tread so they aren't compatible... I found out the hard way.  I've got 2 Renishaw Ruby tips that I can't use.

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Re: "probe tip diameter is invalid"
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 04:50:10 PM »
I see 4m x .7 just about everywhere I see aftermarket probe tips listed ???

(;-) TP