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Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« on: May 23, 2018, 12:40:33 PM »
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I am running a Legacy CNC router with Mach3 on Win7. My issue is that when I run the program to perform a touch off on the pad the Z axis drops down to touch off, lift off a few millimetres and starts down slowly again to touch off the pad. The activation light comes on and the tol stops. However, nothing else happens - it won't finish the cycle. Any ideas why? I have tried replacing the Macros folder from a good backup to no avail. I am stumped and in dire need of this machine. Please help!

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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 01:08:18 PM »
If it worked in the past, try replacing the .xml file with a good backup copy.
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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 01:28:50 PM »
Thanks for replying
Tried the .xml from several backups and same thing with all.

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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 01:45:00 PM »
Did it work before?

Did you change anything, or update Mach3 or a plugin?
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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 01:52:41 PM »
Yes it worked until recently. I got a guy at Legacy to fix a problem with the driver using TeamViewer. Everything seemed OK until I tried a touch off. The backup I have all worked as well. It seems like its a configure issue within Mach - but then I know very little about it.

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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 06:17:40 AM »
Can someone tell me if the file that controls the touch off sequence is in the Macro folder, plug=ins or where? If this file does not exist what controls the touch off and where can it be found?

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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 06:50:22 AM »
The macro is most likely embedded in the screen button, but it could also be a macro.
Are you using the default screen, or a Legacy custom screen?
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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 07:04:18 AM »
Legacy custom screen

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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 07:18:08 AM »
Then you probably need to talk to legacy, as the touch off macro is most likely something written by them.
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Re: Touch off sequence not completing. Urgent help required!
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2018, 07:23:51 AM »
Ok Gerry. Thanks for your help.