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Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2018, 06:25:23 AM »
I have no idea what is best, I just use WinXP on a 32 bit PC.

That Dell Optiplex looks just fine to me (but I have never used one so cannot say one way or the other).
 
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Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2018, 06:42:36 AM »
i would start with

-a fresh install of M3
-a new blanc Profile

and do the steup (manually) again, takes maybe half a hour.
there is no reason that it should not run on a 32Bit Win7

just a thought.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2018, 06:54:29 AM »
OK thanks Tweakie,

I will try to clean the PC as much as I can then a fresh install of M3 and a manual setup, I have my notes.
I will do this on my 64BIT PC running WIN7
and then I will report back...

thanks for the help and advice  :)

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Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2018, 07:20:58 AM »
You may have a problem with the Dell OptiPlex.  Most of the ones I have tried to use  had bad pulse signals
and the pulse rates really varied for the PP .  May need to use an external motion device.

My experience with them, and as usual, your 's may turn out to be different!

RICH
Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Thanks RICH.
Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 10:16:09 AM »
OK so I tried a new install of MACH3 and I did not add the old xml file.

When I clicked on MACH3 to open it to begin configuration the pc crashed!!!   >:(  :(  :o  ???  :'( 

I can open every other program on the PC except MACH3. :)

Unless anyone has a better suggestion I think it is time to reload the PC back to 'factory fresh' and then start again.... ???  ???  ???

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Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2018, 10:39:37 AM »
are you starting Mach3 as Admin ?
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 11:15:01 AM »
I haven't since I set this machine up, should that make a difference?

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Re: Mach3 reads in cm and not in mm in Gcode file...
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2018, 11:59:30 AM »
maybe, who knows.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.