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Offsets, probing and operation manual
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:21:01 AM »
I am new to CNC and M4 and struggling a lot in finding the right Z spot (as many others her in the forum).
Trying to RTFM I found, that the maybe important figures 3-9, 3-11, 3-13 and 3-14 are missing.
I use Acrobat reader DC, so it should not be a reader problem.
Please update the manual or at least let me know the this figures.
Thanks in advance,
CNCharly
Re: Offsets, probing and operation manual
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 03:17:54 AM »
Hi,
welcome to Mach4 and CNC.....you poor sick little puppy...LOL

What manual are you reading? Can you post a link?

It is one of the persistent bug-bears of Mach4 that the documentation falls well behind where Mach is and often the documents are incomplete and if not
wrong....out of date. NFS doesn't have the resources to devote to the task. As a consequence the forum has become the goto place to get info.
Perhaps not ideal but it is what it is.

There is a good video about the new probing functions, absolute must see. I'll try to find a link for you.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: Offsets, probing and operation manual
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 03:58:34 AM »
You are right, sometimes I feel realy poor.
I am reading the operation manual that came with the installation download and is located in the M4hobby/Docs directory. It is version 1.0
CNCharly
Re: Offsets, probing and operation manual
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Hello CNCharly,

Thank you for pointing out the missing figures in the documentation folder! Our updated operation manual can be found here and does include those figures you mentioned: http://www.machsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mach4%20Operation%20Manual.pdf
I will see what I can do about getting the documents updated in the next build. Until then, below you'll find some of our probing/offset videos that may help.

Touch Module: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA49atQNzmg
Probing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LvV6iC3zmY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ole5nCpsxlU&t=2s

Happy CNCing!
-Bryanna
Newfangled Solutions Helpdesk: http://support.machsupport.com
YouTube Support Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MachSupportOfficial