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Offline Jeff_Birt

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Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:30:22 PM »
Just for fun I thought it would be interesting to see if Mach 3 would run on the Windows Surface Pro tablet I just got. Since this table runs the full version of Windows 8 and has a USB port it seemed like it would likely work. Mach 3 installed without a hitch. Since Windows 8 is more strict about using signed drivers some hoops had to be jumped through and a beta driver and plug in from Warp9 had to be used.

A tablet like this may not make for the most practical Mach3 PC but it is fun and I think it will be a neat to take to shows to run a machine with it.

You can find a short video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBl9Qk7rIas
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Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 07:01:41 PM »
Very nice Jeff!

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Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 11:12:46 AM »
Just for fun I thought it would be interesting to see if Mach 3 would run on the Windows Surface Pro tablet I just got. Since this table runs the full version of Windows 8 and has a USB port it seemed like it would likely work. Mach 3 installed without a hitch. Since Windows 8 is more strict about using signed drivers some hoops had to be jumped through and a beta driver and plug in from Warp9 had to be used.

A tablet like this may not make for the most practical Mach3 PC but it is fun and I think it will be a neat to take to shows to run a machine with it.

You can find a short video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBl9Qk7rIas



Thanks for the info, I will watch the video you put in and I will apply it to my tablet.
Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 12:28:32 AM »
Just for fun I thought it would be interesting to see if Mach 3 would run on the Windows Surface Pro cheap tablet I just got. Since this table runs the full version of Windows 8 and has a USB port it seemed like it would likely work. Mach 3 installed without a hitch. Since Windows 8 is more strict about using signed drivers some hoops had to be jumped through and a beta driver and plug in from Warp9 had to be used.

A tablet like this may not make for the most practical Mach3 PC but it is fun and I think it will be a neat to take to shows to run a machine with it.


You can find a short video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBl9Qk7rIas


I am sorry it didnt work for me, i guess i need a new tablet
Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 09:19:00 PM »
I just installed Mach on my laptop running windows 8 32 bit. I am having some issues with the machine getting off center and or remembering previous tool paths. I had no issues when running on windows 7. My old computer crashed and the new one that I purchased has windows 8. Loaded Mach and I am having issues with tool paths created under windows 8. However, if I run a saved project that was created before the crash on windows 7 now on the computer with windows 8 I have no issues. Have any thoughts?

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Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 09:26:17 PM »
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Loaded Mach and I am having issues with tool paths created under windows 8. However, if I run a saved project that was created before the crash on windows 7 now on the computer with windows 8 I have no issues. Have any thoughts?

That sounds like a CAM issue not a Mach3 issue. How are you creating your GCode? What post processor are you using?
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Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 09:34:11 PM »
I create in Aspire 4.0. And then save tool path files to MACH 2/3 ATC ARCS inches. Maybe I will look for an update for Aspire.

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Re: Mach3 running on Windows 8/Microsoft Surface Pro tablet
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 10:39:57 PM »
Aspire isn't the problem. What kind of issues are you seeing?
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