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Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:07:52 PM »
I have an issue with Mach3 that I am scratching my head about.  I went to calibrate the the motors, I hit 5 inches and it moves 5 inches.  Every axis good.  I load a test part to run and something goes haywire and the motor steps are off.  I go to the MDI screen and hit Y1 and the motors move about 15 inches.  I then go back into the settings page and hit 5 and it now moves 15". I just can't seem to get a repeatable result.  Why do the settings keep changing?  Thanks in advance for the help. 

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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 12:45:12 PM »
Do you always press "Save axis" before exiting the settings screen??
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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 12:49:02 PM »
No I hadn't  because I didn't change the dettimgs .  Do I need to regardless of i change something or not.
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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 01:01:27 PM »
No, only if changing something

You are not set for metric and running inch g-code?
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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 01:10:56 PM »
 I was wondering the same thing but on the settings tab when I say move five it moves 5 inches not millimeters. 

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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 01:18:42 PM »
Is this setting correct?
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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 01:22:40 PM »
Mine is the same as yours, set at mm.

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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 01:42:08 PM »
and your GCode what does it look like.

G20/G21 ???
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 01:44:09 PM »
GCode is in inches.

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Re: Mach3 Settings Keep Changing
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 01:46:05 PM »
so if you set up mm and GCode is inches, what would you expect ?
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.