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still getting softlimits warning
« on: October 20, 2008, 12:50:28 PM »
I posted about this a while back and ended up refining my mach3mill config in a number of ways, as well as the overall operation of the machine (removed table, saddle, drives, reset preload on ballscrews, cured misalignment on ballscrew supports, removed interfering material on the castings to free up another .2" of y travel, etc) and am now down to .002" or less backlash on my x and y axes. My axes are homing/zeroing in the negative direction. Machine runs witout a hiccup. Nonetheless, when I run a program that runs to within .300" or so of the y+ limit, I get a softlimit warning. I am sure of my numbers so I run it anyway, without an issue. What could be causing this? I need to be able to rely on the softlimit feature.
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 02:17:08 PM »
please attach your xml.
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 04:50:20 PM »
here it is

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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 05:07:26 PM »
Sorry meant to ask for the code you get the error with as well.
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 07:22:55 PM »
very simple program

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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 07:57:37 PM »
Ok it seems to be because you have a G56 in your code but no G56 dimensions in your fixture table, either take the G56 out your code or if you are meaning to have a fixture offset then you need to set it up I think.
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 08:06:05 PM »
I went in originally and selected work offset 3 by clicking in the box and typing 3, <enter>. I then zeroed x and y. When I run the program, while G56 is active, I change an axis dimension (lets say I re-zero x, which is off .001"). When I close Mach3, it prompts me to save the work offset (fixture save?) which I do. I boot up the PC the next day, fire up the mill, do a ref all, and run the program, which drops it in the center of my test fixture (occasionally off by .0005", but pretty good IMHO). If the work offsets are not in the xml file, I can tell you they are stored somewhere. Isn't entering work offset 3 the same as G56?
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 08:08:50 PM »
Ok so if you go to config menu then down to fixtures do you have dimensions entered there for G56? I think the fixtures are probably stored in a dat in the macros folder for your profile
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 08:04:46 AM »
Yes the offsets are there. I did not enter them there directly of course, I zeroed the DROs while offset 3 was active.
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Re: still getting softlimits warning
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 08:49:49 AM »
What are the X, Y and Z offsets in the fixture table for G56? I will enter them and see if I can replicate your problem here, either that or you could attach your fixture.dat

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