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Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« on: April 23, 2014, 04:42:18 PM »
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Well after 3 years of work, 2 chairs, glasses, bad back, two PC's and no
life Mach4 has made it to the webpage. Mach4 is setup for 3 axis Mills
(it will run a 4th but we know it needs wrapping and so on added) in
this download without motion plugins. This was done so everyone could
test the new Screen interface MachGUI.exe. With this EXE you can play
with the new screen disign tools and see under the hood. We are working
with the motion people to get the motion devices tested and working 100%
before they are set out on the world. We don't know how long this
process is going to take but we will do it as quickly as we can.

Please feel free to comment on the screen and tell us what you would
like to see changed. The goal is to lock down the screen so we can start
making the operation manual for the screen/ software. We are working to
get some script examples done in the coming weeks and as soon as they
are done we will make an update to the Demo release on the web.

Please take the time to look at the Docs directory in the installed
folder. We have added an install and config manual as well as a Gcode
manual To help you with getting the software setup.

I am sorry this took us so long to get to this point but here we are ...
the end is near!
Thanks and have a great day.
Brian

http://www.machsupport.com/software/mach4/

Hobby Demo

The purpose of this Demo is to give users a look at Mach4 Hobby. It will not control the motion of motors.

- The current test version is for

3 Axis Mills and Routers
Simulated Motion Control
Getting a feel of Mach4
Testing the Screen Designer
Beginning to understand the major differences between Mach3 and Mach4
Support: No support is currently offered for this version. It is simply a release for users to play with Mach4. We welcome constructive feedback in the user forum so that we may improve the software.

Brett
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 08:55:41 PM »
Hot off the stove, Steve and Brian have cooked up an updated version that address's some issues mentioned in other post. When you click on the following link you should be asked for a user name and password. The name is Tester and the password is M4D1. If you have any problems let me know.

http://www.precisionchaos1.com/Mach4/Mach4-1754.zip

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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 09:24:42 PM »
Build 2178         approximate release date  Jan 12th, 2015   

Notes:
license mechanisms updated, API changes required plugin update
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 09:26:26 PM »
Build 2192         approximate release date  Jan 27th, 2015      

Notes:
plugin API changes in anticipation of new features (breaks older plugins)
new PCID generator, and license mechanisms updated
bug fixes to jogging, M63, status bar messages
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 01:36:45 PM »
Build 2223 released      approximate release date  Feb 12th, 2015
 
Includes the following changes that will impact the user experience:

1) Added support for printing from gcEdit and mcLuaEdit screens
2) Added Native Language Support mechanism in wxMach, gcEdit, and mcLuaEdit
3) Fixed quirks with "decimal" character ( . vs , ) when using Native Language Support
4) Fixed bug with resuming after activating E-Stop while a homing operation was running

There may be other changes behind the scenes including:

5) Started adding infrastructure to API for rigid tapping

Mach4Hobby is evolving rapidly, so be sure to check that your plugin is compatible with the version of Mach4Hobby that you are running.
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 01:38:18 PM »
Build 2230 released      approximate release date  Feb 20th, 2015

Includes the following changes that will impact the user experience:

1) Updates to lathe screen for installers
2) Updates to language support files
3) Ignore setting #3000 or #3006 when generating the tool path (buffering)
4) Force G95 for G32, G76, and G92 lathe threading. Improve error messages in G76
5) ModBus plug-in improvements
6) Added some code to set the position before the run to here is done

There may be other changes behind the scenes.

Mach4Hobby is evolving rapidly, so be sure to check that your plugin is compatible with the version of Mach4Hobby that you are running.
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 01:39:32 PM »
Build 2238 released      approximate release date  Feb 25th, 2015

A minor update and includes the following changes that will impact the user experience:

1) Updates to printing from G-code and LUA editors
2) Add search function to LUA editor
3) Fix syntax sensitive color highlighting in G-code and LUA editors

There may be other changes behind the scenes.

Mach4Hobby is evolving rapidly, so be sure to check that your plugin is compatible with the version of Mach4Hobby that you are running.
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Re: Mach4 Announcements and updates.
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 01:41:57 PM »
Build 2247 released      approximate release date  Feb 30th, 2015

Includes the following changes that will impact the user experience:

1) Modbus now saves device description.

2) Fix Find/Replace in mcLuaEditor.

3) Implement brace matching in mcLuaEditor.

4) Added the tools to disable the A axis rotation

5) Spelling corrections and language updates.

There are other changes behind the scenes including:

6) Add bitmaps to toggle button.

7) System variable part counters implemented. #3901, #3902, #6700, #6710,
#6711, #6712, #6713 DROs can now edit system var (parameters) by index.

8 ) Single argument ATAN implemented.

9) System variables and Macro B enhancements.

10) Update to names. The vars that are in the parameter list are now started with SV_

11) Use "C" locale only.  Only translate the strings.

12) Update signal states at mapping time.

13) Update lathe screen for installers.

Mach4Hobby is evolving rapidly, so be sure to check that your plugin is compatible with the version of Mach4Hobby that you are running.
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