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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 01:54:21 PM »
Yes, its demo version. Please don't say that means homing won't work...:)

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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 03:54:44 PM »
 >:D  I do not believe that homing works in DEMO MODE  :o
Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 04:01:57 PM »
seriously?

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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 06:48:41 PM »
IF everything worked in DEMO mode why would you ever buy a license (;-).

If you need Free there is LinuxCNC.

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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2015, 07:08:51 AM »
I wish it had said that on the website, I wasted a good 3 days of my life trying to get it to work. Never mind!
Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2015, 08:17:09 AM »
I wish it had said that on the website .....................

I tend to agree. All know limitations should probably noted here ....... :-\

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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2015, 08:44:53 AM »
I agree as well, however as far as I know homing works in demo mode.


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Are you using the parallel port or an external device?
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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2015, 09:00:29 AM »
Just confirmed, works fine in Demo when using the PP.

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Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2015, 09:18:54 AM »
To my amazement, I've found that homing works, and probably did from the start. I just didn't understand how G28.1 was supposed to behave. I'm sure I tried to read up on it prior to starting this little escapade, but I didn't understand the significance of the number after the axis letter.

I now realise that

a) Home switch will not trigger until axis is in its 'slow zone'. This information is not in the config manual; I have a stretched drive belt and a broken home switch now due to not knowing about that.

b) That the number after the axis letter denotes the point at which that slow zone will start. (Says so in the manual, but not clearly enough for me apparently)

I'd been trying to trigger the home switch with the axis 'out of step' by +/-50mm (simulating massive loss of steps), but with the slow zone setting at 1.00, and only using G28.1 X0, instead of slow zone of 50, and G28.1 X100.

I'm not blaming the author of the manual, it's my fault for not understanding something properly before using it.

I still need to have homing like behaviour on my Z axis that moves in the opposite direction to homing proper, so I'll still try a macro/macropump to achieve that, as in one of other current threads.

I think this may mean my problem is solved, we will wait and see...
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 09:20:40 AM by moorea21 »
Re: New to macros; do macros run only when needed?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2015, 10:31:52 AM »
I think this may mean my problem is solved, we will wait and see...

I sincerely hope so.
Good luck with your further endeavors Richard.

Regards,
Russ