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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2660 on: December 10, 2018, 01:42:49 AM »
John here from Alaska, bought a homemade CNC Plasma table, slowly learning it.  Having a prob now with the thing trying to take my z axis to -4, must be in the drawing right?  I can't see where I have that, have redrawn several times and get the same results. if I stop then start it seems to work, its driving me crazy.  Where can I get some advice

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« Reply #2661 on: December 10, 2018, 01:46:31 AM »
Hi Jcrews,

Welcome.

Use the 'New Topic' button and post your question the 'General Mach Discussion' section.

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« Reply #2662 on: December 10, 2018, 02:02:19 AM »
Not sure the picture attached tot he original post

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« Reply #2663 on: December 11, 2018, 01:25:51 PM »
hi,
your screenshot (machine) says everything what is wrong.

you are not trying to get the z-axis down, you are traying to do a probe
with radius comp (G41/G42) on.

G41/G42 + Mach3 is a no go (bugs) IMHO
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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« Reply #2664 on: December 11, 2018, 10:08:35 PM »
hi,
your screenshot (machine) says everything what is wrong.

you are not trying to get the z-axis down, you are traying to do a probe
with radius comp (G41/G42) on.

G41/G42 + Mach3 is a no go (bugs) IMHO



How do I turn it off or make it stop?

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« Reply #2665 on: December 12, 2018, 01:18:31 AM »
pls create a new 'New Topic' in 'General Mach Discussion' section,
and post your G-Code.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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« Reply #2666 on: December 12, 2018, 09:18:42 PM »
Hello, back in 2004 I had converted a table-top size mill to cnc for a final project in classes I was taking. It worked great until about a year ago. Might add it was running Mach2 on a laptop computer. When it went, the computer and the breakout board took it bad. Recently I have been able to get the Mach 2 program off the computer to a thumb drive, and I have picked up a desktop computer running windows 7. I no longer have the old printer port, so I ordered a new usb breakout unit. My problem is that I can open my Mach2 file, but for the life of me can I get it to install. Any thoughts anyone?

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« Reply #2667 on: December 14, 2018, 01:24:35 AM »
Hi,
Mach2 is long dead and all development on Mach3 ceased five years ago.

You will have to update to at least Mach3 or if your controller has a Mach4 plugin then upgrade to Mach4.
I'm guessing you will have to buy a new licence to go from Mach2 to Mach3 and you would certainly need a new
licence for Mach4...there is no upgrade from Mach3 to Mach4....you have to buy new.

What USB controller do you have?

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« Reply #2668 on: December 14, 2018, 08:49:41 AM »
Licence for Mach2 is 100% valid for Mach3.
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« Reply #2669 on: December 18, 2018, 12:44:45 PM »
Hi guys.  Jason from Cedar Rapids, IA.  Built a 3D printed CNC dremel last winter (MPCNC), quickly outgrew it, and now I'm building what I hope to call a proper CNC router table.  I'm sure I will have a lot of questions for everyone, and I will likely make every mistake in the book!
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