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" using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« on: May 23, 2011, 10:27:21 AM »
Hello all - I am a newbie and have just connected 3 stepper motors to the driver prior to putting the steppers
on to a desktop lathe.

I an working thru the manual called using mack3turn and on page 3-6 it explains how to
jog in manual mode
i select jog on and the led lights
On selection of the up/down buttons or the left/right button on the keyboard i expect to see the
the DRO's changing value -- but nothing is happening

All suggestions will be gratefully appreciated

Best regards
fred evans
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Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 11:58:38 AM »
Check your configuration to see if you have the correct keys assigned. Make sure you hit reset if it is blinking.
RICH
Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 03:22:53 PM »
thanks rich- I will try this tomorrow
regards fred
think of the trees-- use both sides of the computer paper
Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 10:25:25 AM »
hello rich

you said "check configuration to see if correct keys are assigned?

I fond config but dont know what to look for

( by the way the reset was blinking but stopped when i hit it

( Thanks for answering- but may I should be in a different forum??)
if so which forum should i be in??

regards fred
think of the trees-- use both sides of the computer paper
Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 10:48:25 AM »
Hello there

I found something else out

I can get jog to work with the up and down keys on my laptop-
but on te desktop pc where to lathes is- it doesnt work

Does this help at all??

fred
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Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 10:20:00 PM »
You assign the keyboard keys you want to use for jogging via CONFIG>SYSTEM HOTKEYS.
Select the axis, hit the key for jog movement you want to use and click OK.

Try the above,
RICH
Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 09:35:10 AM »
sorry- please excuse a real dodo

Found the hot keys

am I doing this correctly because it still made no difference

select manual
make sure reset is not blinking
make sure that jog is on
select config
select hot keys

Now i select an axis on the dro on the right - say i select X axis

now the jog should surely have a forward and a backward direction
how do i select this on the hotkeys menu?

I have bought a new keyboard so i know that iot is not a keyboard error

regards fred





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Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 10:22:01 AM »
Your not trying to use the PP on a 64bit OS are you? Are you sure the Motors are enabled in the ports and pins?

Whats the PC specs, and can you attach your XML.
Re: " using mach3turn"-cant get jog to respond
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 06:45:24 AM »
sorry about the previous post- I exitterd before the message was complete
I dont understand about using the PP
What is a PP?
no the systen is not 64 bit
the operating system is windows XP sp2
the machine is a pentium 4 with 1.5 ghz and 1.5 g memory
and lastly where do I find the "XML"
regards fred
think of the trees-- use both sides of the computer paper