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G31 does nothing???????
« on: May 30, 2011, 04:25:18 PM »
I have a spindle probe and I would like to use it but so far I am just waisting time......I tried the digitizing wizzard and that works o.k but I want to probe x,y, and z for zero. I have tried the g31 command many different ways and i get no axis movement. I was using mach3r43-038 development version because i have a smooth stepper and they recomend it. in that version I was getting an error code "move command not recognized". I switched over to the lockdown version and now i get no movement and no error code. everything else seems to work good and my probe does go active on a touch, I quadruple checked that. any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: G31 does nothing???????
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 08:16:39 PM »
The wizzard uses the G31 so it must work(;-) Exactly what did your code look like?? Can you post a sample that does not work.

Just a thought, (;-) TP
Re: G31 does nothing???????
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 11:25:12 PM »
yes, you are rite on, its the dummy pushing buttons not the program. I need to find a wizzard or pluggin that is a no brainer or get my learning cap on. I would really prefer fast and easy though.
I was using g31 x.5 f5. and g90 g31 x.5 f5. ect ect.... then I did some reading and found there is alot more to it than that.
If you have a sample of just a straight probe X line  then maybe i could go from there for Y and Z
Re: G31 does nothing???????
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 12:30:28 AM »
Get a copy of the MachStdMill screen set (http://www.calypsoventures.com/machstdmill/overview.html).   It has every probing operation you'll ever need built in.

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.

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Re: G31 does nothing???????
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 10:09:45 AM »
Sample X line probing

G31 X5.000 F10

That tells mach to probe in the X+ direction for a distance of 5".AND if at the max distance if it has not tripped then stop.

On another post I offered to help you set up your offset page to do edge finding.

(;-)TP
Re: G31 does nothing???????
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 10:33:23 AM »
Thanks Ray, I went to the link and that is just what I need and the price is resonable!!!
and thank you TP. Your replys and help are very much appreciated