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Problems when switching from mill to plasma profile
« on: January 24, 2019, 11:57:56 AM »
Hey All. I am new to the forum and mach3. I have been running my homemade cnc router using the Mill profile and all has been working very well. I recently tried switching to the plasma profile and used all the same configuration to get started. motor tuning, ports and pins, etc. was all set up the same. The problem is that when I try to jog the X axis, the Z moves, as does the x when I try to jog the Y. I have double checked all the config and can't find anything different from the Mill settings, which all work great. Any Ideas? thanks.

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Re: Problems when switching from mill to plasma profile
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 01:51:18 PM »
ok,
no idea how you switched from Mach3Mill to Mach3Plasma Profile.
here a small description "how" i would "Switch".

i do not know your profilename, ok let's say it is "MyMach3Mill".

then there should be in "C:\Mach3" (ok whereever you installed Mach3 basicly),
a file like MyMach3Mill.xml.

now make a copy of this file (in the same Folder), and rename it to:
"MyMach3Plasma".xml

ok now the "Mill" Profile is copied to a "Plasma" Profile.

you have probably a shotcut on your Desktop to run the "MyMach3Mill" "Version" of Mach3 ??!

copy this as well,
open properties

there should be something like this to find:

C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe /p MyMach3Mill


Change this to C:\Mach3\Mach3.exe /p MyMach3Plasma


now start this shortcut, (everything should be exact the same like in Mill Profile),

now you can load the Plasma Screenset (View -> Load Screens -> Plasma.set).

and you should a 1 by 1 copy of your Mill Profile.


 







anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Problems when switching from mill to plasma profile
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 02:18:27 PM »
Thanks, TPS
I had made a copy of my Mill profile, and it worked fine, but I was unaware that I could view it as a plasma screenview. I'm assuming in that view I will have access to the plasma settings ,ie, THC and such. Thanks again. I will try it again.