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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2014, 03:36:50 AM »
What I would do as a test is go to ports and pins and then set the Index to emulate and the choose a key for the emulation, maybe F8 or something. Next turn on the spindle in Mach and start tapping the key and see if the RPM starts reading in Mach. If it doesnt then there are problems in the setup, if it does then there must be a problem with your real index.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2014, 07:38:17 AM »
Hood, I tried and it did not work. So I definitely have a problem with my settings somewhere, I just cannot figure out where.

Just to be clear, I am looking for Spindle True to be reading something, and it does not budge from 0 after I hit the spindle button, when I first click it, it bumps to around 1000, comes to 0, and stays.

Would you or anyone be able to identify the problem? Here are some pics of my settings.

I also tried to un-disable the relay and that did not make a difference.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42248323/Mach3/Photo%20Feb%2001%2C%206%2057%2038%20AM.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42248323/Mach3/Photo%20Feb%2001%2C%206%2057%2056%20AM.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42248323/Mach3/Photo%20Feb%2001%2C%206%2058%2011%20AM.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42248323/Mach3/Photo%20Feb%2001%2C%206%2058%2030%20AM.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42248323/Mach3/Photo%20Feb%2001%2C%206%2059%2056%20AM.jpg

I really appreciate the help, this is frustrating.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 07:40:22 AM by AVRnj »

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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2014, 09:26:15 AM »
Can you attach your xml please and I will see if I can find an issue with it.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2014, 09:30:37 AM »
Just looked at your pics, you do not have any port and pin set up for the Index.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2014, 09:34:33 AM »
I did originally, but took that off when i was trying to emulate, tried to emulate both ways and did not work.

here is my xml

thanks much for your help!

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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2014, 11:13:21 AM »
I will have to go and build up a computer to test this from as the only ones I have here at home have 64bit OS now :(
If I cant find enough bits I will test out when I get to the workshop but that will likely be Monday.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2014, 11:30:13 AM »
Ok I decided to try on a virtual machine and it is working fine.
I had to enable the spindle relays and I set the emulation to F8, although I dont think it would really matter which key you choose.
I turned the spindle on with the button on the manual page, the DRO started counting down then I started tapping the F8 key and it worked.

I have attached an xml, if you place it in your Mach3 folder then use the Mach Loader to open it then see if it works for you.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2014, 12:20:00 PM »
Hood,

Thanks very much for doing this for me, really appreciate your help.

I am not sure if I am really dumb or what, but this is not working for me.

I loaded the xml file, checked the config settings, did not change anything.

I clicked on the manual button.

clicked on the e stop to stop it from blinking

clicked on the spindle button, the DRO counted down, the bar below turned yellow, I tapped F8 and nothing at all.

Tried changing from F8 to another key and still nothing.

Really at a loss

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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2014, 12:25:29 PM »
Ok few things, first go to the View menu then Load Screens and choose the mills 1024.lset. Once loaded go to the Diagnostics page and see what Time in Int and Frequency say.
Also when tapping the key do you see the index flashing?
What Rev of Mach are you using?
You can change back to the lathe screen by the same procedure but make sure you choose lathe screen from the drop down menu or you will not see it.
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Re: Lathe Threading Wizard Rev 1.17
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2014, 12:30:17 PM »
OK, I am using Version R3.043.066

Time in int says: 0, I don't see a frequency.

Yes, I do see the index light flashing.

I am wondering if it's the time in int?