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Skipping G Code Moves
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:18:32 PM »
I am having a issue with Mach4 is skipping over some G Code moves on files that work perfectly in Mach3, I am using the HiCON controller. Another member informed me he encountered simular  problem and corrected it by updating the firmware in the HiCON control, so I updated the firmware and now I cannot arm the HiCON, in Mach4 message screen getting: [ Error Unable to ARM Drive (code 355) ].  Anyone have ideas on how to get the control to arm?? Tried to go back to previous firmware but still cannot arm the HiCON. Did not have any problems with arming the HiCON before the firmware update.
Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »
Hello,

The flash on the controller can be reset unintentionally if both the controller and the motor drivers are not properly earth grounded. When the flash is erased, all of the activated features of the device are removed. We will need the serial number of the controller so that we can provide you with an activation code for the arm enable feature. Please email support@vitalsystem.com with your serial number.
Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 12:01:26 PM »
cv580

Did you get the g-code skipping issue sorted out?

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Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
Not completely, ended up putting the machine back to Mach3
Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
What GCode you are running?  The interpreter in mach4 is different from mach3 implementation.  Do you have internet on the cnc PC? We can remote login using teamviewer and see what the problem is. 
Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 10:44:42 PM »
cv580
are you using the HiCON on the Mach3 machine?

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Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 11:46:43 PM »
Vital System Support
It is a problem with custom built post processor for Mach3 generating G-Code that is not compatible with Mach4, nothing to do with the HiCON.

peabrain
No the HiCON will not work with Mach3
Re: Skipping G Code Moves
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 09:41:40 AM »
Please email or call us for help getting the HiCON controller to work with Mach3. Many people have used the controller with Mach3 but it will require you to downgrade the firmware on the controller.