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Axis movement problems while running code.
« on: June 24, 2013, 10:11:32 AM »
This started just today and I don't know what is going on.  Once I hit cycle start my my Z moves down to the part it is going to cut but before it gets to the piece it stops; the axis just stops moving.  I can hit cycle start again without stopping the program and it will move again but then stop shortly after.  I restarted Mach 3 and my computer but the problem still persisted, it even did the same thing to my Y axis twice.  I've tried changing the Debounce settings, it seemed to help at first (by that i mean it moved further than it had before) but then it stopped again.

Any Ideas on what is going on???

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Re: Axis movement problems while running code.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 05:44:56 AM »
Do you get any message in the status window at the bottom of the screen ?

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Re: Axis movement problems while running code.
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 07:23:50 AM »
I don't think so because the flashing message usually catches my attention, but I didn't look for that.  I will try it this morning again and see for sure.  The only thing that struck me as curious was the Abnormal Condition.  It would be in Normal Condition but once I hit cycle start it would immediately change to Abnormal Condition. 
Re: Axis movement problems while running code.
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 07:28:34 AM »
Okay.  So there is not message that pops up when this problem happens.

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Re: Axis movement problems while running code.
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 07:50:42 AM »
From what you describe, my guess is that you have a corrupt .xml.

If I am right (50/50 chance)...

You could either create a new profile (not as a clone of the original) and configure it (port & Pins etc.) from scratch.
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Look in your Mach3 xmlbackups folder and choose a fairly recent (before the problem was noticed) one from there ( copy it, rename it to [your profile].xml and copy it into the Mach3 folder - backup your existing [your profile].xml from the Mach3 folder first, just to be safe)

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Re: Axis movement problems while running code.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 10:01:29 AM »
That seemed to do the trick.  Redid the XML and everything seems to be working fine!! THANKS!