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Offline Davek0974

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Locking a Mach3 setup
« on: June 25, 2020, 01:51:31 AM »
Is there a way to lock the general config of a Mach3 setup?

I run Plasma with it and find that the "Use Watchdogs" tick box keeps turning itself on in general config.

I turn it off, press "save settings" on menu and at a random time it turns back on :(

The machine is not so happy when its on and will fault out for seemingly no reason at random times, its far better with it off.
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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 03:10:08 PM »
Anyone??

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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 03:21:36 PM »
hello Dave,
witch Version?
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 03:24:54 PM »
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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 03:06:11 AM »
sorry no real idea,

i run 022 on all my machines, and never had any issue
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 03:09:30 AM »
Ok, it is an odd one, i cant see why it keeps turning on, have to keep checking its off.

Could be related to the C&CNC THC theme i guess, not much i can do about that.

I don't suppose there is a file that could be made read-only on the disk or would that cause more issues?
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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 09:20:48 PM »
The watchdog setting is stored in your profiles xml file so locking it would be a problem.

I have no memory of a VB call to turn the watchdog on or off so it must be a low level command in a plug in that is doing it.

Or it could be memory corruption.

All very strange though if its random.
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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 01:44:54 AM »
OK, thanks all,

I guess i'll have to live with it :)

I might contact C&CNC if they are still going to see if there is a known issue with this older version of their THC.


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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 01:52:28 PM »
I have done a bit of digging on this one, there is a feature/bug/action where if you cancel/stop/interrupt a g-code file loading it turns the watchdog on.

Could this be the cause?

 
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Re: Locking a Mach3 setup
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 02:02:00 PM »
Interesting, i was not even aware that once the load file button was acted on it could be stopped?

In my case i don't see how it could be that unless some of the load code - this is custom C&CNC THC stuff which reads voltage and height settings [S_Codes] from the file is doing it??

I will have to have a play when i get a gap and see if a sequence or event actually triggers it
Bridgeport Mill, Mach3 V062, CSMIO-IP/A controller, AC Servo Drives.
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