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Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« on: December 16, 2005, 04:06:27 PM »
I am an old Master5 user (three years or so), on a home-built plasma cutting table, like a big plotter.  It is 2 axis only, I run the vertical axis motor manually. 
Question:  Besides operating on a Windoze XP platform, is there any advantage to me to upgrade to one of the Mach packages?  One thing I would like is to have cutter compensation built-in, instead of having to pre-process for compensation.  Does MachX do this?  What other neat stuff am I missing using the old Master5?  Which version of Mach do I want to start with?
Thanks for any hints, suggestions, opinions. 
Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005, 04:23:39 PM »
Comp is working MUCH better than Master5 :) There is such a long list of thens that have been added that you are going to have to download it and play around...

You will not have to pay for the upgrade:)

Thank you
Brian
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Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005, 05:32:21 PM »
you sure he doesn't have too? as i remember master5 was cheaper than mach1
Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005, 06:40:51 PM »
The cost change make no differance... Art never charges for upgrades.
Brian
 
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Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005, 08:05:18 PM »
Sorry about that  Barker didn't see you were a admin :) Heck if anyone should know whats going on you should :) Hard to remember back 3-4 years hehe
Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 08:07:15 PM »
No problem :)

Brian
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Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 01:40:02 PM »
So I can upgrade to Mach 3 at no charge? All options would be unlocked? (conversational and all the wizards)
If it ain't broke, modify it!
Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2006, 05:30:08 PM »
That is an addon so it is not part of it :( That also is not Art's work...

Hope that helps
Brian
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www.machsupport.com
Re: Now using Master5, should I upgrade to MachX?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2006, 07:29:13 PM »
ahhh...I see. ;)
Didn't realize that until now. Sorry about that. :-[
But in regards to mach 3, how do i go about updating?
If it ain't broke, modify it!