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quick question about the demo version of Mach
« on: September 06, 2011, 07:45:06 PM »
Aside from the 500 line limit, is there anything different about Mach3 licensed? Only reason I'm asking is becuase I'm still in the process of building the machine and I was wondering if I'd be able to tune the steppers and test out all my wiring issues with a demo version, or should I buy the license at this stage...


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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 09:19:03 PM »
You can do a lot with the demo version. There are other features that don't work, like Run from Here and threading in Turn.

But nothing to prevent you from running the machine and making parts. My machine paid for the license making parts with the demo version.
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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 02:37:07 PM »
You can do a lot with the demo version. There are other features that don't work, like Run from Here and threading in Turn.

But nothing to prevent you from running the machine and making parts. My machine paid for the license making parts with the demo version.
threading is supported in the demo 2.0 version of mach

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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 05:26:11 PM »
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threading is supported in the demo 2.0 version of mach

Dose not have the fixes that make the current versions work so well.

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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 06:00:32 PM »
You should be aware of what the demo version does if you exceed the 500 line limit.
It still runs the code, but turns every command after the 500th line to a G1 move to safe Z, this is a bit disconcerting if you happen to be in relative mode when it happens, since the head keeps moving up until it hits the top of the column or the stop.

Took me a month to bother upgrading, just check the end of your program and make sure it's what you expect before you run it.

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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 06:16:07 PM »
I have never heard of that before, just changed my licence name so it runs in demo, loaded the roadrunner and it gets to line 496 and all stops just as would be expected.

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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 07:03:44 PM »
I'm with Hood, every time I've ever exceeded 500 lines in demo mode it just stops. And I've replied to numerous posts from users, asking why Mach3 stops after 500 lines of code, not realizing it was a demo limitation.
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Re: quick question about the demo version of Mach
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 07:05:12 PM »
In my case I generated the code from a wizard, so that might have something to do with it.