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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #740 on: April 20, 2015, 07:41:25 PM »
Thanks Daniellyall

You helped me in another post, I am proceeding forth.  This issue was related to enabling the motors, which evidently M3 does without a set up, but M4 needs it specified.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #741 on: April 20, 2015, 07:59:18 PM »
Hi:

>>  I also have the system hang, if you select the choice "select motion control device" af

  This was reported quite a bit early on, not so much anymore. Is this all with latest versions?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #742 on: April 20, 2015, 08:36:57 PM »
that's why i ask for screen shot`s that will tall me and art if your setting`s are correct.

the motors need set in Darwin with the same numbers in m4 so motor 0 in Darwin will be motor 0 in m4, but you only set it high or low in Darwin not m4 same goes for the inputs and outputs.

you should only have to set the motion controller once every time you install a new version of m4 and at the same time you remove the sim plugin.

one other thing that help is just restart m4 anytime you make a change sometimes its needed sometimes not but just do it anyway

the ess plugin is the same did a install this morning it was fine
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #743 on: April 21, 2015, 12:03:00 AM »
Yes all is working now, with the exception of the soft limit issue I reported in the M4 bug thread.

As I said, I was not enabling the motors with an output from Darwin and corresponding in M4.  The motors in the 3020 router I have have to be enabled.

I would like to know why that you have to set the enable in M4 and I did not have to in M3

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #744 on: April 21, 2015, 01:38:44 AM »
you would have to ask brian that

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #745 on: April 29, 2015, 07:21:25 AM »
Hi All:

  Here is a drop of Darwin for ver. 2350, I exposed the encoder counts in this
version. Brian will release an official version eventually, meanwhile, heres the latest.

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step pulse length adjustment
« Reply #746 on: April 29, 2015, 09:24:43 AM »
Is there a way to increase the length off the step pulse?

my steppercontroller works with optocoupler and recognize only steps pulses with a length of minimum 5 us. There was the possibility to enhance the step pulse in the motor tuning panel in mach3.

I measured the issues like shown in the picture.

Motors works fine under Mach3, no reaction under mach4 :(

Is there a way to enlarge the step pulse in the darwin driver?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #747 on: April 29, 2015, 10:07:21 AM »
Hi:

  In the darwin registers, set StepWidth from 0 - 5

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #748 on: April 29, 2015, 11:20:22 AM »
Perfect solution, thxs a lot for this nice work!
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #749 on: May 18, 2015, 03:30:51 PM »
Dear Guys,

i'm getting nuts.
I've bought the Darwin Plugin yesterday. Together with the mach4 hobby license.
Both is register to the same PCID

Its a Win 7 Entrerprice OS, x86.
The Mach 4 version is: 4.0.1.2441 and the software says it Licensed.
Today i've tested a lot of with the darwin plugin, the version is 1.2178.
I installed the license they send me. At the About windows it says: License file installed successfully. And the DarwinLic.dat file is in the licenses folder.
But, when i got to system information - plugins - mcDarwin, the point Feature M4_Darwin is Unlicensed.

And the sad thing is that programs stops running randomly after 100 - 200 rows.

The history says:
Failed to license feature M4_DARWIN (mcDarwin)
Darwin License has failed with -35.


So at the forum i found no hint about the error 35.

Can someone please help me?

Thanks
Sascha