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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #190 on: July 04, 2014, 08:34:56 AM »
Windows XP

Build 1872

The second time and all times after, I still get the error  File " \Mach4Hobby\Profiles\Mach4Mill\Macros\mcLua.mcc" couldn't be removed (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)

Clicking OK or the red X will not close the error dialog. The only way I've been able to get to Mach4 is to go to Operator > Edit Screen. That will load Mach4 in screen edit mode, and I can then close the error dialog.

Seems to be the same issue as the last build.
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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #191 on: July 04, 2014, 01:34:23 PM »
Delete all *.mcc files from your profile's macro directory.  Then restart Mach.  It will pop the error up again.  Then run some G code file or MDI (pressing cycle start will recompile all of the scripts).  At this point, you should have a mcLua.mcc file in you profile's macro directory.  and you should not get the error again.

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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #192 on: July 04, 2014, 04:33:54 PM »
OK, that fixed that issue.
Still seems to hang with "Connecting toolpaths" for several minutes. But I can access the file menu, so if I load a g-code file while "connecting toolpaths" is displayed, the screen will load right away. Otherwise it will just sit there for several minutes.
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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #193 on: July 10, 2014, 01:12:45 AM »
Build 1888 will be out on the MachSupport download site soon.  All of you guys with video issues should check it out and see if that got any better. 

Steve
Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #194 on: July 12, 2014, 07:29:58 AM »
-Code hangs.. have to hit CS again.
-Simulation doesn't seem to obey set accel/decel and feedrates. (have quadruplechecked the params)
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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #195 on: July 13, 2014, 02:32:51 AM »
Darwin2014-1.1.zip
Mach4 build 1889

Mach4 uses forward slashes to delimit port/signal information in the profile .ini file.  Darwin allows setting the signal description to include forward slashes.

When setting a mach4 configuration item, the drop down will show the signal name with a slash and appears to accept it when you save and exit.  When you go back and confirm that the setting was set it will be gone.  In some cases the selected port will be also missing.

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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #196 on: July 13, 2014, 04:16:53 AM »
Goodmorning
I have downloaded 1889 and still have the same problems as before.
On my "old" xp computor hangs up on connecting toolpath.
On my "new" laptop will not display toolpath other than in the program window.
I know you think I should have a separate/better graphics card but surely the program should work "out of the box" like M ach 3 did.

Graham

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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #197 on: July 13, 2014, 05:13:06 AM »
Hi Graham,

I agree -  Mach4 'Hobby' should run 'straight out of the box' on the average computer and I am sure it will get there.  ;)

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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #198 on: July 13, 2014, 09:04:01 AM »
Sorry, but I disagree here a little. I don't want Mach4 to be compromised to run on the cheapest computers available. At one time, a separate video card was required to run Mach3. If it's needed for Mach4, then get a video card. As I said before, you shouldn't need to spend more than $100 on one.

As for the connecting toolpaths issue. It doesn't seem like a video card issue, or at least not a limitation of the video card, but rather how it's used when Mach4 loads. When it appears to hang, just open a g-code file from the file menu, and it will load right away. Also, on previous versions, you could lower the refresh rate, and get rid of the issue.
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Re: Mach 4 Bug Reports
« Reply #199 on: July 13, 2014, 12:21:50 PM »
The next step is to put a switch in the Mach 4 config to disable the advanced tool path.  Then you guys can have a Mach 3 like tool path.

Yes, try bumping the screen refresh rate up to like 75ms.  Or 100ms (which was what Mach 3 was).

Steve