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Loading Full Version Of Mach3 To A Computer That Once Had Mach
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:04:01 PM »
Hello all,

I have now a used cnc router.
It was conected to Mach3  from the original owner, and Im useing the trial version
that is installed on the PC.
How do I buy and add the full version?
The settings and alot of the set up work hopfully is already done, with it be installed before.

Could I purchase the full version on my home computer, then load the key into the CNC computer?

Thanks
Re: Loading Full Version Of Mach3 To A Computer That Once Had Mach
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 11:06:09 PM »
Hi,
yes. The trial version is identical to the demo version it just doesn't have the 500 line limit.

If you buy a licence from Artsoft or one of the resellers just put the licence file in the Mach3 folder and thats it.
You don't need to update or get a better version or anything! Too easy!

Craig
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Re: Loading Full Version Of Mach3 To A Computer That Once Had Mach
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 04:22:14 AM »
Hi,
should point out Mach3 is pretty generous, you only need one licence for all your different machines and copies of Mach3, if you are a hobbyist.
If you are using Mach3 commercially you are expected to buy a licence for each machine.

If you have Mach3 on a development computer but not hooked to a machine, ie no motion control plugin selected, then you don't need a licence, it will
simulate running code without limit provided it can't actually control a machine.

Mach4 is a little bit more particular. The licence is for each individual PC with its own identity number. As a hobbyist you may have up to five PCs
licenced at one time. If you no longer need a particular PC then you can release the licence for that one and get a licence for another. I think there is a limit
of seven licence issues in a two year period. All your licence stuff you can do online at the Artsoft website if you buy direct form them. Like Mach3, if Mach4 is
used in SIM mode it doesn't need a licence at all, it runs without restriction. If its hooked to a machine, ie it has an active motion control plugin, then it will
run for about six minutes before it has to be restarted.

Artsoft is pretty generous with licences for hobbyists. Commercial users are expected to pay more and now with Mach4 Industrial a lot people are using it
commercially, its still way way cheaper than Fanuc/Siemens etc.

Craig
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Re: Loading Full Version Of Mach3 To A Computer That Once Had Mach
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 08:22:42 PM »
Thanks for that info
Where is the Mach 3 folder?