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Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« on: October 27, 2007, 12:04:21 PM »
Hello  :D
I was retrofit milling 2 year ago that I run with Mach2 without problem, very stable...
My machine was old cincimatic, controlled with Elotouch screen and keyboard, AMD64 3700, Asus A8VN board, Windows xp

I will like to upgrade to Mach 3, I was install Mach3 R2.56 yesterday, and I was some bug that I can't fix...

1- the post I was use on all my old programme use * for insert comment, it work very good on mach2 but in mach3, I need to use () ... can I set up Mach3 to accept *  ??

2- when I shut down Windows, if I don't close mach3 before, windows was not able to turn off mach3...

3- On my machine, I use X Y Z axis with stepper motor, and I had 4th axes, it was quill spindle without motor, with acu-rite ttl lineair scale,  that I use to manually drill or make some opération that i want work manually...  I use encoder 3 in mach for input in lpt1 , I was read out on my screen , with zero boutton...  On mach2 it's very good but on mach3, when I reset Zaxis, it add z measure to my Spindle read out before resetting... like I click the boutton "DRO to encoder"

can you help me please :P

tank
fred

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 07:54:09 PM »
I had other bug.... My spindle start without reason, when it was stopped in mach3 :s

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 07:46:44 AM »
okay!
 I will réinstall Mach2, Mach3 was not stable, the spindle start without reason and it was dangerous... I am just to bad to had buy new licence for mach3!
tank
Fred

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 04:30:22 PM »
you dont need a new licence for Mach3 if you already have one for Mach2.
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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 04:36:04 PM »
You need money, your software was not perfect :)

I can paid 160$  for good and stable software, I am just too bad to don't be able to run on Mach3 on my machine

tank
fred

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 05:05:50 PM »
First thing is it is not my software, I onl help out on this help forum and do not get paid in any way.
Second thing is the software works very well for many people but unfortunately it seems that you are not one. If you have a licence for Mach2 then you dont need to buy another for Mach3, if you have done so maybe you should contact Brian Barker and see if he will give a refund.

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 05:08:44 PM »
I don't need to be refund, I need upgrade of mach 3 :)

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 08:37:55 PM »
Fred in order to run Mach3 you will HAVE to configure it MANUALLY. You cannot do an auto upgrade from Mach2 to Mach3.

Copy all your configuration settings down from Mach2 and then run Mach3. Then manually configure Mach3 to your machines settings. That should get Mach3 going. Once you have upgraded to Mach3 THEN all future upgrades will be automatic.

Hope that helps (;-) TP

If you have a Mach2 license file it will work with Mach3 also. No need to buy a new one.

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Re: Upgrade to Mach3 R2.56
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 10:36:39 PM »
I was uninstall mach2 before install mach3...
I was configure mach3 manually better that I can....

I was keep only my screen....

may be I was only one parameter not corect, but I don't know what...
If you can help me......   the bugs was write in my first post....

tank
fred


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