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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2017, 01:45:18 AM »
Hello Tweakie .

Many thanks.

 I have just realized again what a fantastic system you have here.  I have also realized how much I rely on this little machine.

Regards
Buchanan

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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2017, 03:05:12 AM »
Hi Buchanan,

Good fortune building those wonderful time-pieces.

(Friend of mine spent 15 Years building a small, ride-on, steam engine - he spent so much time in the workshop his wife almost forgot she was married).

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2017, 03:15:08 AM »
Hi,
still better in the workshop than at the pub!

Craig
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     and I miss him!

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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2017, 04:23:11 AM »
 ;D

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2017, 10:31:05 PM »
Another dumb question . 

I come to start my computer this morning and I thought to check my motor tuning.  What do you know , but my pulse width has reset to 0 uS.  Well, perhaps I did not save the settings , so I do this.  Then I thought: I will test this out. So I restart my computer and  and check my pulse width again and it has reset to 0 uS. Now i must be getting old, grumpy and suspicious. I check out all the changes Tweakie recommended and they have all changed back to the old settings. I am now just as old but more grumpy and suspicious.

So I reset all the changes back to Tweakia's  and I  start to restart my computer. This takes a little long to do, so, rather than restart , I shut down Mach 3 and reopen it. Now  all the changes remain correct.  So I then restart my computer, now everything  remains correct.

I am now old , grumpy suspicious and baffled!

Is there a proper procedure to make sure all settings are saved.

One thought occurs to me: last night I left the workshop in a hurry. I just flipped all the switches off on  the power board, didn't shut Mach 3 down or the computer.



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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2017, 12:57:19 AM »
Hi Buchanan,

Not a dumb question at all.

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One thought occurs to me: last night I left the workshop in a hurry. I just flipped all the switches off on  the power board, didn't shut Mach 3 down or the computer.

It is as you suspected - Mach3 saves it's settings to the .xml file on shutdown. If the shutdown is not completed correctly Mach3 will load a previous .xml file (settings) on  next start-up.

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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2017, 06:49:17 PM »
Thanks Tweakie.

I am relieved and happy.

Here is the finished article.

Made two other parts yesterday and they were good.

Thanks again everybody.

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Re: lost steps on y after a z move.
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2017, 01:31:43 AM »
Excellent work my friend.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.