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Plug-in Backup and reset
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:41:53 AM »
Hi again!

Getting there with my machine using CS-Labs CSMIO/IP/A controller now...

But, a couple of more questions:

Is there a way to backup and restore the settings I have put into the Plugin? I have two controllers, mine and one I have borrowed, and the one I have setup the machine with is the borrowed one. So I want to back up the settings I have made before I switch the controllers over. Also, the controllers are setup on different versions of the plugin, so when I put my new one in, (version 2.703, as opposed to v2.700 on the borrowed unit) I have to re-install the plugin which will lose all my settings - hence the need to backup and restore.

Also, does anyone know if the plugin/mach3 has a set of default values stored somewhere which are initialised when it is turned on? For example, y Feedrate speed is 10000 when I turn it on, but I want it to be 100 and have to remember to change it each time I start it.  If I could find the default values then I wouldn't need to worry about it in the future.

I think this also may be a problem with a X Axis, because the controller is outputting 10V on the analog line to the drive, without any command from Mach3. As soon as I press reset, the drive zooms off at full speed until it trips the PID following error. I presume that I have got a value somewhere in the config that is telling it to do this, but I can't find it. When I reconfigured the drive onto the B axis instead of the X, it works fine.

Any tips regarding the above would be appreciated!

Many thanks
Re: Plug-in Backup and reset
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 02:54:55 PM »
Hi Mark,

I too am curious about settings storage... Regarding the +10v output for your X axis... Have you checked the DAC offset value? On my IP/A install I had to tweek the DAC offsets for X/Y/Z as they were all putting out .1v which was enough to move the servos (via SD 1520 amps) very slowly. Tweaked DAC values to get as close to 0v as possible solved my problem.

Re: Plug-in Backup and reset
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 04:28:28 AM »
I don't think it is drift on the voltage as the controller kicks out the full 10V in the direction that I jog. It is all or nothing. Just glad I had my hand on the estop when I pressed reset.

ORdered a new controller, just in case this one is broken.

Unless anyone knows if the IP/A has a Reset to Factory Default Settings anywhere?