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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #760 on: May 20, 2015, 12:45:23 PM »
Art,
its running, the fix make it.
After all setting ( that where gone ) the machine is now running thru the complete programms.

But one more questions, when i mill ssome circle's, the circle's get not round, they are more elipse.
The machine stumbles when milling the circles.

Do you have any hints?
Sascha

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #761 on: May 20, 2015, 01:06:13 PM »
Hi Sasha:

    The circles should always be perfect, usually only a few things can make them elliptical,

  So you ned to check a couple things..

1) do both axis return to zero when the circle is finished? If so, no steps were lost.
2) Is it possible you have backlash? Is the small side of the ellipse always in one axis? If you swap the step/dir pins for the x,y , does the small side then swap as well?
3) Is the circle still an ellipse if you slow it way down?
4) Did you set a step width a bit wider to make sure it isnt step width? ( Diagnostics/darwin)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #762 on: May 20, 2015, 01:39:09 PM »
Hi Everyone,
 
  I have been asked to drop a current Darwin on here until the M4 website catches up
to the current level. Here it is, as of this morning, tested in both XP and Win7. To anyone updating, you need to replace your DarwinDLL.dll , mcDarwin.sig and mcDarwin.m4pw files, nothing else has changed.

   Please back up any files you are overwriting, it was very hard to upgrade this to the vs2013 compiler from VS2008, so until I see its stable for everyone I just want to make sure you have backups. As I say, it was tested here this morning, and runs on Win7, ( 32 and 64 bit) and in XP. This doesnt mean it will work in 64 bit, it wont, but it will no longer lock up the system when it fails, it will fail gracefully. This only means I can now compile it for minor tweaks on
my 64 bit system.. which benefits those who need a tweak here and there. I am happy to say I get almost no reports of
trouble and many reports of great motion. So Darwin should last until the last printer port upgrades to another motion device. There are now a few to choose from.

Thx
Art
Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #763 on: May 27, 2015, 12:44:24 AM »
Hey Art,

I tried Mach4 version 1.2461 and Darwin version 2461 and I'm getting the
 
"Failed to load shared library 'mcDarwin.m4pw' (error 0: the operation completed successfully.)

so I tried Mach4 1.2461 with Darwin 2350 and it worked. I'm running WinXP.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #764 on: May 27, 2015, 07:14:32 AM »
Hi Dave:

   Have you tried running the vcredist form VC2013? Yuo can download it from Microsoft.
Ill run soem tests here to be sure, but I tested 2461 under xp on my machine. Im wondering
if its just the redist files..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #765 on: May 27, 2015, 12:06:58 PM »
Hi:

  Just in case the files are somehow out of date, here are ones freshly made and tested on both Win7 and XP this morning..

Darwin version 2472

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #766 on: May 27, 2015, 12:14:34 PM »
Hi:

  While GSim isnt offically released, I will put the latest build of it here, it is free for Darwin users.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #767 on: May 27, 2015, 11:50:25 PM »
Hey Art
I put VC2013 on and it worked when I created a new profile..... my old profile would crash Mach4 right away but only when I have Darwin installed.... so I'll have to go through my plc script and screen script and see what the deal is there.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #768 on: June 01, 2015, 09:00:34 PM »
hi art I got my computer back I tried updating M4 and Darwin past version M4 2136 and Darwin version 2157 it wont work I installed VC2013 that did not help, GSim crashes M4.

just for fun I installed gearrotic that wont run at all.

is there any other thing I could install to help with this

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #769 on: June 01, 2015, 10:02:42 PM »
Describe "Wont work" .. what happens?

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