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MACH4 newb help
« on: December 06, 2022, 06:17:09 PM »
Hi all.

I have been using Mach3 for about 2 years on an avid pro4896 with no issues.

I purchased Mach4 to eventually transition and also because I understand laser functionality is better.

However, my issue is this.  I installed Mach4 on my computer (meets minimum specs) and instantly discovered that when jogging, all axis's jump, skip, stall.  It doesnt seem to matter what i set the velocity and acceleration to, it always happens.

It is particularly bad when the x and y are jogged simultaneously.

I will add, both Mach 3 and 4 are on the same computer.  I can still use mach3 without issue.  No ethernet or internet conflicts either.

Any help/guidance would be really appreciated.

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Re: MACH4 newb help
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2022, 03:44:03 PM »
We need a bit more detail about the motion controller you are using with Mach3 and 4

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Re: MACH4 newb help
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2022, 10:05:24 PM »
Hi all.

I have been using Mach3 for about 2 years on an avid pro4896 with no issues.

I purchased Mach4 to eventually transition and also because I understand laser functionality is better.

However, my issue is this.  I installed Mach4 on my computer (meets minimum specs) and instantly discovered that when jogging, all axis's jump, skip, stall.  It doesnt seem to matter what i set the velocity and acceleration to, it always happens.

It is particularly bad when the x and y are jogged simultaneously.

I will add, both Mach 3 and 4 are on the same computer.  I can still use mach3 without issue.  No ethernet or internet conflicts either.

Any help/guidance would be really appreciated.

ARE you using Avid's custom version of Mach4?
https://www.avidcnc.com/support/instructions/software/downloads/mach4/
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