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probably something simple
« on: October 28, 2007, 10:31:08 PM »
I just installed Mach3 for use with an ncpod/g320 servo system.  The problem is that I can not even run a simple program or make the jog buttons change the dro readings, let alone get mach to talk to  the ncpod.  I presently run an extremely simple to use program called Deskcnc on my small mill, but was willing to sacrifice some simplicity for features and try Mach3/ncpod for my bigger mill.   I sure hope someone can give me some clues as to what is going on with Mach3, so that I can move on to the task of trying to get it to talk to the ncpod (something I'm already cringing at). 

My servo motors/encoders are all set up with the drivers and holding strongly just waiting for a step and direction command.  I'm guessing and hoping that it is a silly little thing that I'm not doing which is causing the problem.  I'm really more into the mechanical aspect of machine building and machining, than electronics and software.  Although, a few years back I actually did have Mach1 working with stepper motors, but was dissapointed with the lack of smoothness, something that the ncpod should take care of. 

Can anyone give me some possabilities to check out in Mach3 to at least get the software to run a program.  I'm using windows xp on a fast Athlon computer.

Frank
Re: probably something simple
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 06:44:49 PM »
It seems that maybe it is not a common problem.   Could someone lead me to the right place to get some feedback on this. 

Thanks,

Frank