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ESC key not responding
« on: March 15, 2011, 10:28:12 PM »
Hi Guys, I'm Dave and a newbie, I bought a Kit machine from Phil who sells the Pilot Pro, After several weeks of watching Videos on Mach I have some questions.. In the video under homing and limits he can hit the ref all home button and the machine starts to go home.. he hits the ESC key and the Z axis Stops and the program moves onto the Y axis.. My ESC does nothing.. Any Ideas? Thanks And looking forward to posting more..

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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 04:35:59 AM »
Esc key normally terminates a macro I think. If using the Ref All and your axis are moving then I would think it would terminate the whole macro so all homing would stop totally.
Do your axis move when you press the Ref All?
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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 09:19:50 AM »
Thank you for the reply, Yes my Axis start to move, but if i hit the ESC key on my keyboard, Nothing happens...

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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 09:21:19 AM »
Can you attach your xml and I will see if I can replicate the problem here.
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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:33:01 AM »
The file i'm playing with is the roadrunner file that comes with Mach3, How do I find the XML File

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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 09:36:27 AM »
Ok look at the lwer right of the main page in Mach and you will see your profile name. Look in the main Mach3 folder for a file with that name and the xml extension. You may need to copy it to your desktop and rename it to something like bajadave.xml for the forum to accept it.
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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 09:42:21 AM »
Hope This is correct

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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 09:48:09 AM »
Esc is working fine here with your xml, I pressed RefAll, Z started moving, I pressed Esc and the Z stopped and RefAll macro exited.
If you dont get that happening then maybe it is your keyboard, could even be the layout of your keyboard if it is not a UK or USA layout.
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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 09:52:08 AM »
Ok, I will hook up another keyboard and see if that is the problem. Thanks for your help... I'm just trying to learn to home the machine.. lol

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Re: ESC key not responding
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 09:58:31 AM »
You shouldnt need to press the Esc key to Home, press Ref All the Z should move to its switch, hit the switch and then back off until the switch closes, then the Y will start moving and do the same then the X.
As you have the Y and A slaved then A will move with Y but you probably wont see the A DRO move. I think also you will need to choose the Home slave with Master option on General Config page.
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