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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2013, 04:57:36 PM »
Ok I struggled to see the dxf, in draftsight it was all black, in Dolphin its very light ;D
Anyway have attached a basic xml, should be enough to get you started.
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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2013, 05:44:38 PM »
Thanks Hood. I'll look at it tomorrow.

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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2013, 10:08:35 AM »
Hood,
I got the replacement boards yesterday, but before I install them, I want to get Mach to get to the point where it'll bring the machine up to some extent.
I copied the mvoros.xml file to Mach3 directory. As it is now, when Mach opens nothing is set in any of the configurations. The old xml file is still in the xmlbackup folder.  Should I delete what's in that folder?
Anyway, I'm sorry about the BOB file not showing good. Can you import a DWG (autocad) file? You see the dwg file is only about 500KB, the dxf one is almost 3MB.
Mike

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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2013, 02:22:58 PM »
You will have to use the Mach3Loader to open Mach and you will see mvoros in the list, you can then choose it and Mach will open and the settings should be there.
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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2013, 03:17:26 PM »
Hood,
Now that you mention it, there used to be a Mach loader, but I must have deleted it from my desktop in the past. What I did do before I got your reply I renamed the mvoros.xml to Jcut.xml since that what I used before. It worked, the settings that you made are all in there.
Can you tell me what Kernel speed should I put in? Also I get this pop up window: Estop not assigned to an ethernet smoothstepper input.
On port 1 I have pin 15 and 17 unassigned. Will there be only one wire needed for the estop? Can I assign pin 15 for it?
Another question:
On Mach's ports & pins window, it says step pin and dir pin, on Arturos diagram it is PUL and Dir. Is the PUL the same as the step in Mach?
Mike
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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2013, 03:44:20 PM »
Ok you dont have the E-Stop wired at the moment so if you just set the E-Stop to port 1 pin 10 then you will likely have to change it to Active Low until you do hook up a switch.
Dont set any Kernel in Mach when using an external device. For the Smoothstepper you would set the frequency for each axis in its config.

Yes Pulse is another way of saying Step

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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2013, 04:23:39 PM »
Thanks Hood,
For further correspondents should we start a new thread? This one is getting big.
Mike

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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2013, 05:42:40 PM »
Whatever you want, wont make much difference although if it still relates to info in this thread then probably best to continue here so people can look back to see what it relates to.
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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2013, 06:56:41 PM »
OK my friend, we'll stay with it.

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Re: My retrofit nightmare
« Reply #69 on: May 23, 2013, 08:38:16 AM »
Good morning Hood,
I'm working on Mach's configurations. I need to ask you, about the ports & pins. What am I to put in for the axis + and - signals? Also on the ESS Plug in Dialogue page there are things to set, what are they need to be? I'm attaching 2 images.
Mike