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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2008, 04:26:45 AM »
You will only have motor troubles if you overtune your motors. The higher the voltage you can supply the faster your will manage to move. Obviously the drives you are using will dictate the max voltage you can use (also the min) for example Geckos can handle up to 80V so its best to run at that or as close as you can.
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2008, 03:59:15 AM »
my board is a xylotex max is 30v i think. if i have problems with 12v i will have to go into the hip pocket again and get a 24v power supply with a few more amps. not a big deal i hope but would be nice to keep the 10a 12v one i already have.
i have been playing around with some small programs to get used to the system and have noticed that g53 doesnt call the machine co-ords but calls an incremental move. if this is true what g-code do you you to return the machine home at the end of a prog. in almost all other experience ive have ive used g54-6 g90x?y?z? to call the part offset at the start of the prog. then to return to home called
g53
g0 x0 y0 z0
ive found that g28 will do the same, is that the mach3 equivilent?
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2008, 04:10:53 AM »
oh and i almost forgot. lazycam. it say i only have a demo version. do i have to purchase a separate licence for it or will the one i have for mach enable it? if so how? i copied the licence file into the lazycam directory and that didn't seem to work.

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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2008, 04:14:35 AM »
If you already have the 12V then yes it should be fine, just you wont get the benefit that a 30V would give you with regards to speed.

Click on the G Code button at the side of the Reset switch and you will get a html open with a description of the G Codes used in Mach.

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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2008, 04:17:37 AM »
LazyCAM standard is free with Mach, LazyCAM Pro is additional. Both are still Beta.
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2008, 04:18:15 AM »
thanks
had a quick look for a gcode list but obviously didnt look in the right spot. possible a few too many tasty ales
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2008, 04:22:02 AM »
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2008, 01:56:46 AM »
should lazycam standard let you generate g-code or is that restricted to pro?
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2008, 02:21:09 AM »
It should ley you generate code, just some of the features are not working in it, not sure what exactly as I dont use it. Check and make sure Mach is registered properly by going to the Help tab the to About Mach.... In the windo that pops up you should see your name.
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Re: newby setup problems
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2008, 11:35:14 AM »
Hi Matt,

With LazyCam standard, you do not get "pocketing" and "offsets". The rest is the same as Pro as far I've seen so for-

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