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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2018, 04:22:58 PM »
HI,

I'm new to Mach3 and I'm using version 2.0 Demo.  I have a Crosfire table and the company has given us plugins to add and and update for Windows 10.  My issue is I post my file in Fusion 360 and upload to MACH3 and I'm receiving Generate tool path.  It freezes at that point.  Also, no display of my project.  Can anyone help me please?

Bev

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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 04:37:58 PM »
If you are new to Mach3, why are you using a 10 year old version?
Afaik, the only version known to work with Windows 10 is the latest version 3.043 listed on the Machsupport website.
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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 04:55:50 PM »
This is the version the company that made the table gave us to download.  We did everything they told us to do.  I will ask Langmuir why we have the old version.  Not sure to be truthful.  Struggling with this process for sure.  I'm reading not to upgrade to the version for Windows 10 it crashes.  I can't seem to get anything to work.  The display won't come up and I think I'm getting correct posting via Fusion 360. No errors. 

Ugh very frustrated for sure!  Thank you for getting back with me. 

Bev

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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2018, 05:07:35 PM »
Looking at their site, it looks like they are supplying a cheap chinese controller that only works with very old versions of Mach3. Did they supply a pirated license as well?

I don't recommend using any Chinese made Mach3 controllers, as they all have issues. To sell a machine with them reflects poorly on the company.
If you must run that control, I'd try running it on Windows XP. Maybe windows 7 32 bit.
Your chances of getting it to work in Windows 10 are very slim.

The only version of Mach3 that will even run in Windows 10 on most PC's is the latest version.
Gerry

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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 10:13:30 AM »
Hi,

It looks like when I actually do the download from the site it states MACH3 v 3.02 or something like that.  When I open MACH3 it says 2.0 professional version.  I did download all the pieces on my Windows 7 machine and I'm still getting the same display in MACH3.  I'm wondering if the display would be different if connected to the table.  I'm trying to look at the display on the laptop at my desk.  What are your thoughts? 
I know when i load the GCode from my desk I can't zero out the XY.  I'm thinking that might be some of my issue as well. 

Thanks again for your time with me.

Bev
Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 11:04:01 AM »
Hi,

I just saw this post on another site.  Do you know if this is true? Mach3 Demo version will only show 500 lines of code?  If that's the case it might explain why my project isn't showing up.  I have Demo version.  My files are purchased files so I bet they're more than 500 lines of code. 

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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 01:07:35 PM »
Yes, in demo mode Mach3 will only display  (and run) 500 lines of code.
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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 01:20:30 PM »
So with that being said we should purchase the license version correct?  I looked at the GCode and I see our files are a lot larger than 500 lines.  Do you have the licensed version?  Is it pretty easy to go from Demo to Licensed version?  Not sure how that works to be truthful. 

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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2019, 02:29:14 AM »
The Mach3 license is supplied as a file which you un-zip and copy to your Mach3 folder. When you re-start Mach3 it will be the licensed version.
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Re: Windows 10 issue
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 06:47:55 AM »
So with that being said we should purchase the license version correct? 


Imo, no one should even be considering Mach3 for a new machine. It's basically 10 year old, unsupported software.

Either pay a little more, and go with Mach4.
Or go with one of the competition, many of which are arguably better, and cost as little as 1/3 the price.

Either option, though, will require a new control card which would be an additional $125-$200.
Gerry

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