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axis doesn't move after upgrade
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:47:55 PM »
I am very new to mach 3 and purchased a bridgeport with an old unlicensed version of mach 3.  It was working fine but I needed a full version of mach 3, so I purchased one and updated mach 3 as well.  Now I can't get anything to work; can someone please give me some advise.

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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 03:45:22 PM »
Did you just overwrite your original install or did you delete it or possibly even install to a different location?
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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 03:49:59 PM »
I did an uninstall of the existing software then reinstalled the new version.  I believe it is in the same location "default" on the C:\

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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 03:52:49 PM »
Ok so did you keep a hold of your xml? That is the file that holds all of your configuration settings.
If not you will have to set up all your ports and pins etc again.
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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 03:55:35 PM »
I saved the xml file; however, that doesn't seem to be helping at all.  I might not have grabbed the right one???  I have no idea what the settings are supposed to be.  I have found a few things no internet and now the e-stop seems to be responding but can't get anywhere with the drives.

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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 05:12:51 PM »
Can you attach the xml you saved and I will see what it looks like.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 10:13:54 AM »
here it is
Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2013, 10:15:38 AM »
The above file is believed to be the original, I had to rename it to get it to upload. 

I was also looking around in the config - ports and pins menu and noticed that the x,y,z axis were not setup.  I have no idea what the pinout on the board is.

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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 10:39:14 AM »
That would seem to be the wrong xml you saved as it is basically blank.
If you do not have the old Mach folder with the correct xml then you will have to set up an xml from scratch.
Do you know what hardware you have,things like breakout boards, drivers, steppers or servos etc?
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Re: axis doesn't move after upgrade
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 11:02:03 AM »
That is what I figured.  The machine is pretty much stock with a hillbilly BOB.  Is that enough information or do I need specifics?  I know it has stock steppers and pulleys.