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Connecting to Machine over ethernet
« on: June 04, 2011, 06:48:53 PM »
So I'm thinking about writing  a driver to let my CAD/CAM computer connect direct to Mach running on the shop pc over ethernet.  I know in Vcarve I can post straight to mach if its on the local machine.  Is this already possible and I just missed it?  Is there a place that I can find the info that it uses to create the local connection?

Thanks!

J

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Re: Connecting to Machine over ethernet
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 10:16:42 AM »
if you shop computer is on your same network, then on your shop computer, (where ever you store your G code files), map-share that folder/location for the LAN. Then on your CAD/CAM comp, map that folder to the output side of your CAM post.

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Re: Connecting to Machine over ethernet
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 01:57:04 PM »
If you want V-Carve to load g-code into Mach3 on another PC, I don't think that's possible.

I do what Scott said. My control computer has a shared drive, and I just write the files to it, or copy them to it. Then just open the code in Mach3 and cut.
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Re: Connecting to Machine over ethernet
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 09:39:48 PM »
I hadn't done it in a long time and I seem to forget that it just saves the gcode then tells Mach to open it.  I thought it actually transfered it without saving.  Thanks for the suggestions!

J
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