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hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« on: February 15, 2011, 06:26:07 PM »
hi
i hope i'm posting in the right place i have a denford micromill and microlathe
i updated the mill with mach3mill new controller motors everything   and all seems fine there
i took the motors off the mill put x and z axis on the lathe started mach3turn configed the same as mill and got them working was calibrating and everything set 1 inch is one inch.   save before exit and shut off everything 
when i turned everything back on later my config was not setup in  mach3turn anymore and i cannot get any motor movement in turn the dro moves but no motor
if i close turn and open mill i can jog the x and z no problem
i'm lost I'm sure its in set up but i cant find it can mill and turn run on the same pc one at a time
oh ps i'm licenced in mach lazycam and newfangled

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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 06:35:02 PM »
Yes you can run them both from one PC as long as its not at the same time like you say.
Sounds like you may have made a new profile rather than the standard Turn one. What to do is browse to your Mach3 folder and right click in a blank space then choose to arrange by modified, you may see a profile near the bottom that is the name of the one you set up, if you did, that is ::)

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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 07:00:33 PM »
thank you for the reply
the profile's are the xml files correct
i only have on mach3turn xml file there
i edited it again with the same setup as mill saved it but nothing if i run mill they move fine  no motion in turn the dro moves the motors wont i have no limits enabled or connected estop is not pushed and when it starts mach3turn says driver installed correctly   is it in some sort of demo mode maybe

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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 07:06:21 PM »
Do you have the correct port address set in the turn xml?
Hood
Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 07:12:28 PM »
yes
everything in config is set the same as mill
there are no limits or inputs on no outputs on
is the a button somewhere to run the program but not the lathe to watch toolpath or something, it was working and calibrated
oh thanks for trying to help hood 
shame your so far away i'd phone   lol
Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 07:18:02 PM »
can i copy my mill xml and use it for mach3turn somehow?

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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 07:28:44 PM »
You should be able to use the loader and clone the Mill profile, then when  you load that profile if you choose a Lathe screenset it should turn it into a lathe profile. Be careful though as I  have never actually tried it.
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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 07:35:17 PM »
thanks i'll try that i have everything backed up so maybe that will work
ok I'm off to the shop
thank you hood i'll let you know if it works
Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 07:59:12 PM »
HOOD  thank you your a genius
seems to be working fine have to calibrate then do a test run but they move fine now
i'll try a few air cuts first then keep you posted
thanks again very much  oh boy another new toy :)

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Re: hello i'm new to cnc mach3 and forums need help with mach3turn
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 08:03:57 PM »
:)
Have fun, just keep an eye on it for the first while in case its not quite right.
Hood