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Should i buyr mach 3 or 4 beta now?
« on: November 19, 2014, 10:37:13 AM »
Should i buy the mach 3  now or wait for 4?

What is actually the difference?

It says that 3 will be discontinued?

My conversion is almost finished.

Thanks, john

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Re: Should i buyr mach 3 or 4 beta now?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 11:29:12 AM »
Mach4 is a completely new control, written from the ground up. The biggest issue is that I don't think anyone really knows how close it  to being "finished".

Are you using a parallel port, or motion controller? There are very few Mach4 motion controller plugins available right now.
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Re: Should i buyr mach 3 or 4 beta now?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 11:39:15 AM »
I'm using the Ethernet smooth stepper for my controller.

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Re: Should i buyr mach 3 or 4 beta now?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:50:18 AM »
There currently is no Mach4 plugin available for the ESS.

If you want to use your machine right away, Mach3 is probably your best option right now.
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