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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 05:52:09 AM »
I apologize for not being able to explain this clearly enough but please let me try again...

If you cannot run Drivertest.exe on any particular PC then the parallel port drivers are not installed and you will be able to run your Gcode file to the end (with or without your license file being installed).

If you can run Drivertest.exe successfully on any PC then the parallel port drivers are installed and Mach3 will only run 50 lines of Gcode without your license file being installed.

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2018, 06:10:28 AM »
Which Drivertest.exe do you mean?
I had no problems setting up the machine, the x and z axis went smoothly with the keyboard.

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2018, 06:17:31 AM »
Drivertest.exe is in your Mach3 folder.

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 04:04:03 PM »
Also I run the Drivertest.exe with 25kHz and 100kHz, look at the Pictures, booth times Mach3 says it is ok.

https://picload.org/view/dcarraal/img_20181021_200042.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarraaw/img_20181021_212059.jpg.html

Then I try it again, the demo mode doesn´t stop at Gcode line 50 but again at line 150.
At next I put the license into the folder and the resualt was the same like the demo mode.

I take some pictures from the bios, the bios with the blue screen ist from my mill Pc and there Mach3 runs perfekt.
The grey screen is from my turn PC.

Slowly I am desperate.

https://picload.org/view/dcarraoi/bios_fraese.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarraow/bios_drehe.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarrala/img_20181021_200530.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarrall/img_20181021_200548.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarralw/img_20181021_212243.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarraca/img_20181021_212904.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarraci/img_20181021_200518.jpg.html



Regards racer2012
« Last Edit: October 21, 2018, 04:13:10 PM by racer2012 »

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 02:08:52 AM »
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Also I run the Drivertest.exe with 25kHz and 100kHz, look at the Pictures, booth times Mach3 says it is ok.

https://picload.org/view/dcarraal/img_20181021_200042.jpg.html
https://picload.org/view/dcarraaw/img_20181021_212059.jpg.html

Then I try it again, the demo mode doesn´t stop at Gcode line 50 but again at line 150.
At next I put the license into the folder and the result was the same like the demo mode.

That behaviour is a total mystery to me (all the documentation I have says it should stop around line 50 when in demo mode and the driver installed). I can only guess that changes were made to later versions of Mach3 to allow it to run up to 150 lines of code when in demo mode.
From the above example, after you put your license into the Mach3 folder - clicking Help / About...  does it show your name as Licensed to...  ?

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 08:11:43 AM »
racer2012,

I use Mach3 version 3.043.062 and XP Pro. Your file had some bad gcode and characters.
Mach highlights the bad characters or code when it loads.

Don't get hung up on the number of lines Mach will run in demo mode. It could be more or less than 50
or whatever. I have found that if you call a subroutine or sometimes a canned cycle it may be less in lathe.

RICH
Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 06:29:26 AM »
Hi

the good message is the Problem is solved, it was a problem with the license.

The bad message is, nothing nothing works anymore.

I will open a new Topic.

regards racer2012

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 07:05:35 AM »
Just out of curiosity    What was the problem with the license  ??

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 08:32:07 AM »
I don't know, suddently it works.

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Re: Mach3 turn stops after 150 lines
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 10:31:24 AM »
 :)
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.