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Offline nobby

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can i test my motor in demo mode at all?
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:12:59 PM »
hello, is it possible to move my motor in demo mode, or are all outputs blocked?

just want to see if iit moves.............
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Re: can i test my motor in demo mode at all?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 05:20:51 PM »
Licensing

Without a license, Mach3 will operate in Demo mode. While in Demo mode, the software has the following limitations:
Mill & Plasma: 500 line gcode limit (10,000,000 limit after licensing)
Turn: 50 line gcode limit (10,000,000 limit after licensing)
Kernel Frequency locked at 25kHz (only applicable if using the parallel port driver)
Set Next Line function disabled
Run From Here function disabled
Turn: Threading disabled
Plasma: THC functions disabled
Non-commercial users (aka hobbyists) are permitted to use one Mach license for as many machines as they require. For commercial users (anybody who uses the software to generate profit), we require a separate license purchase for each machine. Mach1, Mach2, and Mach3 may all be used on one computer, but only one version of each will co-exist on a single computer.

A license is only required on the computer actually running a machine. If a computer not connected to a machine is used to test code, please use Mach3 in Simulation mode – it will remove the 500 line limit. Simulation mode can be accessed by uninstalling (or not installing) the Parallel Port Driver. The Add-ons for Mill will only work with a licensed copy of Mach3 as this software is an Add-on, and not a stand-alone product.
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Re: can i test my motor in demo mode at all?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 05:42:09 PM »
ok, I don't know how to use it yet



all me bits have lit up



got the demo working, non parallel, 64 bit vista

I just want to get some computer numerical control, can't seem to open that on screen wheel doofer and make the motor move.

will be buying a license soon, no funds in the pay-pal at the moment.



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Re: can i test my motor in demo mode at all?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 07:35:53 PM »
my mistake, i had the e-stop on, but not connected, also was looking for files not knowing the .tap extension
ho -hum, it works, well the x-axis does, excellent, cnc control for the first time = yippeee