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Mach3 probe plugin?
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:28:12 PM »
Newbie here learning how to not destroy the G0704 that took me a lot of money and too long to build.

Does anybody know where the Mach3 probe plugin is located?  It's not on the Artsoft page.
I'm trying to use the the Circle Center wizard but I don't get any motion when i press the start button.  I guess I need to install the plugin?
Any advise??

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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 01:39:56 PM »
Is it not included in the Mach download? Have a look from Config menu then Config Plugins and see if its there, if not I can attach it.
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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:50:59 PM »
Hood  there has been a lot of trouble with Art's probing plugin and newer versions of mach3. I believe that is why it was taken down from the site.

Just a thought, (;-) TP
Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 01:55:53 PM »
Yea, its not included with the install.

So is there a way to use the probing wizards without that plugin?

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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »
Ah ok Terry, never used it but looked and saw it was there. What about the digitising wizard, it work ok?
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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 01:58:40 PM »
The circle centre wizard is just a jog and press button operation as far as I am aware.
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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »
Ah, manaully jog it to trigger the probe, that's how it works?
I was under the impression that once I pressed the start button that it would travel automatically.
Wonder why then there is a feedrate DRO on the screen?

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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 02:11:13 PM »
I have never used it but just thought as there is the jog control it would be manual, also seems to me that there are buttons to press when you have touched off the edge so definitely looks a manual operation to me.
 Maybe it works in auto as well though?
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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 02:12:21 PM »
Oh also meant to add the feedrate will likely be for the Go to centre button, so it goes at the speed you set there.
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Re: Mach3 probe plugin?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 02:14:36 PM »
Thanks, appreciate the input.
Happy holidays!