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Need Mach3 help
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:23:10 PM »
I have mach3 installed and have had no success in motor movement, nor limit switches working, nor prob working.  Was limited to number of uploads.
Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 05:59:31 PM »
You're going to have to give us a lot more information than that.
What's your set up?
I'll go out on a limb and guess that you're trying to install Mach3 on a 64 bit operating system and running a parrallel port BOB.
Until we know more, we are just clutching at straws.

"Mach3 Minimum Recommended Requirements:
Requirements if using the parallel port for machine control:

    Desktop PC (Laptops are not supported) with at least one parallel port
    32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit versions will not work)
    1Ghz CPU
    512MB RAM
    Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

Requirements if using an external motion device for machine control:

    An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
    Desktop or Laptop with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    1Ghz CPU
    512MB RAM
    Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)"

Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 07:27:47 PM »
I am using a USB breakout board.  USB driver installed correctly. Unable to upload images. Would lik to send my settings file but when I open this discussion on my Dell I can find no way to reply.  Please advise.  I am answering on my iPad.
Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 11:24:52 PM »
Hi,
USB breakout board?. Bit of a contradiction. A USB connected external motion controller..yes.

What is the manufacturer and model of your board?

Craig
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Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 02:44:55 AM »
Purchased from Build Your CNC https://buildyourcnc.com.  Have not been able to get safety switch to work.  Using only one safety switch. Finally got my Y motor working but slave doesn't move.  Have wiring diagram but file too big to upload.  Can be seen at https://buildyourcnc.com.  Would like to send my settings file for someone to see where I am going wrong. I appreciate any help.

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Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 04:05:39 AM »
Hi kutton,

If you use the Reply tab and then Additional Options... you can attach your .xml file which shows us all your Mach3 settings. This file is in your Mach3 folder and called <your profile> .xml
You will need to copy the file and rename it to a unique name such as kutton.xml to attach.

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Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 04:15:45 AM »
Purchased from Build Your CNC https://buildyourcnc.com.  Have not been able to get safety switch to work.  Using only one safety switch. Finally got my Y motor working but slave doesn't move.  Have wiring diagram but file too big to upload.  Can be seen at https://buildyourcnc.com.  Would like to send my settings file for someone to see where I am going wrong. I appreciate any help.

Hi

Does this guy not offer any support for the kits?


I'm just asking as he seems to be charging pretty top dollar for his stuff so i would expect good support?
Bridgeport Mill, Mach3 V062, CSMIO-IP/A controller, AC Servo Drives
Re: Need Mach3 help
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 10:57:08 AM »
Not really any true support.