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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2015, 12:37:58 PM »
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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2015, 01:00:23 PM »
Art
Thanks a bunch
It was the same file I used initially but down loaded last one as per thread and all seems to be working as it should
...ah the joys of the digital age
Thanks again
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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2015, 01:43:24 PM »
Hi Eldon:

 Glad to hear it works, must have just been an old version, I havent heard of anyone that cant run it with opengl version over 1.5

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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #163 on: March 07, 2015, 07:55:52 AM »
Art,
Running Mach4 build 2259, I'm getting this brief message in GSim - "Plugin Expired, Please Update". Nothing happens after that.


Also, if I look in the History, there's also this message - "Failed to License feature M4_DARWIN (GSim)" and "Darwin License has failed with -33"

I don't have Darwin installed (at least I'm pretty sure I don't), and am just running in Sim mode.
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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #164 on: March 07, 2015, 08:57:02 AM »
Hi Gerry:

  Looking at downloads and Sim usage, Im not sure Ill keep it released. There doesnt seem to be much interest in simulation in Mach4.
The demo period on the sim plugin has expired and probably doesnt warrant keeping it up to date as M4 matures. It was planned that as of its beta
timeout it woudl then be free to Darwin users or anyone with a Darwin license. Ill look at releaseing it again at some point in the future
or at least turning it on for Darwin users..


Thx
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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #165 on: March 07, 2015, 09:11:20 AM »
Thanks. Just thought I was reporting a bug. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, it wasn't really usable for me anyway.

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There doesn't seem to be much interest in simulation in Mach4.

I think the issue is that there's not a lot of interest in Mach4 right now.
Between the pace of development, and the complexity of using it (if you want to do anything that doesn't work "out of the box"), I think a lot of people are disappointed.
8 months ago, everyone was saying give it 6-12 more months to mature. To me, it still looks like it's another 12 months away.

I read a lot of different CNC forums every day, and I don't see anyone talking about it, or talk of using it.
But I do see a lot of posts from people that can't get it working.

I keep reading posts from the "inner circle" about how great it is, and everything's been working great for a while now.
But from an outsider's perspective, it looks very different.
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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #166 on: March 07, 2015, 09:38:52 AM »
Gerry:

   You have been really helpfll as a tester thoguh, so send me an offline message to support@gearotic.com, Ill send you a current version. I always appreciate all the testing people do.
Someday , Ill re-release it when M4 matures.

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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #167 on: April 06, 2015, 04:07:42 AM »
a little off topic I  guess , but is there a mach4 plugin sdk or other documentation on how to use any api?

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Re: GSim Mach4 Material Removal Simulator
« Reply #168 on: April 06, 2015, 07:27:51 AM »
Hi:

 There is API Docs soon to be released I think, for Lua users, but for the SDK you need to sign a nondisclosure and
such. Youd need to get in touch with Brian to get the full details..

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