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Ahoy there - I'm a pirate. Arrrrrr!!!
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:03:04 AM »
Hi Everyone.
New member here.

Just bought my first machine and I'm super excited to get into CNCing!!

I was warned not to, but I bought one of the infamous Chinese machines (I live there after all).
The machine is set up and running (not without a bit of struggle off course) but I have many many questions...

I'm steadily working my way through previous threads on here, because it seems that all the problems with Chinese products have been experienced countless times before.

First thing I want to clarify though is my Mach3 license.
I'm pretty sure I have a pirated copy - the well mentioned "MaoA˜A ¯Ðtonar"

My question is: how do I fix this?
When I buy a new license from the Mach3 website, will I get a Mach1Lic.dat file and then simply replace the existing one, or will it be a bit more complicated?

Many more questions to come, but I figure step one would be to pay my dues first  ;D

Regards
André

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Re: Ahoy there - I'm a pirate. Arrrrrr!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 02:11:28 AM »

First thing I want to clarify though is my Mach3 license.
I'm pretty sure I have a pirated copy - the well mentioned "MaoA˜A ¯Ðtonar"

My question is: how do I fix this?
When I buy a new license from the Mach3 website, will I get a Mach1Lic.dat file and then simply replace the existing one, or will it be a bit more complicated?



Hi, yes it is usually that simple :)
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Re: Ahoy there - I'm a pirate. Arrrrrr!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 02:48:46 AM »
Hi Andre,

Welcome to the forum.

The "MaoA˜A ¯Ðtonar" is indeed a Pirate License - a genuine license can be obtained directly from Artsoft :  http://www.machsupport.com/shop/mach3/

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 03:15:45 AM »
Thanks Dave and Tweakie for the speedy replies!

All done! No more rum for me now... :(




Thanks
Andre

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 03:34:06 AM »
Nicely done, now the fun starts ;)
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 03:55:25 AM »
Hi Andre,

Not sure which version of Mach3 you are using but...
By popular opinion the recommended version is R3.043.062 and it can be downloaded from here : ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe


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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 08:56:12 AM »
Thanks Tweakie, that was going to be my next question

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:08:06 AM »
And here's something I started throwing together today that the 6040 will sit on.

You see, it currently sits on the dining table, and for reasons beyond me,  my wife has a problem with that

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 09:20:31 AM »
:)

I love it when woodworkers say "I threw it together..." and show a picture of a perfectly good coffee table with hidden joints and all that :) :)

I just can't get on with wood, it only exists to torment me ;)

My attempt after a mornings work would look like this.....
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 09:22:48 AM by Davek0974 »
Bridgeport Mill, Mach3 V062, CSMIO-IP/A controller, AC Servo Drives.
Plasma table, Mach3 V062, Step motors, C&CNC THC.