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  1. Change a group of hole diameters from one dia to another

    Mach 3. VcarvePro 8.5

    I have defined a large number of hole diameters and depths, now I need to cut a smaller diameter and dirrerent depth for the same large number of holes. It’s a stepped hole,...
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    Just finished cutting the two tops to the XY axis...

    Just finished cutting the two tops to the XY axis cradle modification 9 minutes per piece at 35 IPM 0.010” per pass with 1/4” aluminum bit.
    I made the arcs longer to be able to put two bolts at...
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    They are Arcs, and centered off the pivot hole. ...

    They are Arcs, and centered off the pivot hole. Just hard to see at the angle.
    Originally I had planned on one hole on each end of the truck but now I have decided on two bolts on each end.
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    Re: Use laser to align XY axis

    Routalot, when I did the build about 11 years ago I didn’t plan for adjustments, and the way it’s bolted together I would have to enlarge some holes and guess on the amount to move then reassemble it...
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    Re: Use laser to align XY axis

    Sorry guess I’m not explaining the real underlying problem, it is out of square but not correctable by turning the left or right ball screw to correct the problem. I

    Below is a photo looking down...
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    Re: Use laser to align XY axis

    Yes there are two ball screws.
    And yes I don’t know how they users lasers to do alignments, but asking how.
    It’s not the vertical I’m trying to correct, so a level isn’t needed.
    This is not...
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    Use laser to align XY axis

    I have seen somewhere that builders have used a laser to insure that the X axis gantry is built to be square with the Y axis rails.
    My Y axis (48" extrusion) rides on 1" linear rails, there are...
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    Last Pass not working

    VcarvePro 8.5. Mach3

    Trying to use the “Last Pass” utility to go around the part by 0.010” as a reverse or not reverse cut and neither one does the Last Pass.

    I cutting with a 1/8” end mill and...
  9. Re: Do I need a BOB if you use ESS Smooth stepper and Gecko G540

    Weill Gerry I’m putting all testing on hold right now as things seem to be running at these settings reliably. After this project is doneI’ll continue trying to isolate the lost step problem, as...
  10. Re: Do I need a BOB if you use ESS Smooth stepper and Gecko G540

    Well these drivers are eleven years old, and through my carelessness I wiped out two of the four drivers last year, I sent them to Gecko for repair, one could not be repaired so I bought a new, and...
  11. Thread: Loosing steps

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    Re: Loosing steps

    Well the next morning came and I ran the test letter at a conservative 50 IPM many times all with success.
    Ran all the letters and each time the router returned perfectly to the X zero Y zero hole I...
  12. Do I need a BOB if you use ESS Smooth stepper and Gecko G540

    I just updated my system but still using my original G251X drivers that I have used for eleven years.
    Was thinking if I went with the Geck G540 and I am currently using the ESS Smoothstepper would I...
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    Re: Loosing steps

    Thanks Mogal,
    I went through the Win 10 suggestions and made all those changes, I will put the PC and control panel on a dedicated circuit even separate from the router.
    Watched the grounding...
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    Re: Loosing steps

    Was unable to attach drawing to my question above sorry,
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    Loosing steps

    Mach3, ESS Smoothstepper, C25S BOB, Gecko G251x driver, Windows 10, The PC is connected to WIFI.

    I am having a intermittent problem with lost steps, The lost steps have always coming from the Y...
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    Loosing steps

    Mach3, ESS Smoothstepper, C25S BOB, Gecko G251x driver, Windows 10, The PC is connected to WIFI.

    I am having a intermittent problem with lost steps, The lost steps have always coming from the Y...
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    Re: Machine Coordinates Zero Location

    Thanks DK, I really appreciate all you have written, it has given me a lot of insight into working through my questions.
    Regards
    Hager
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    Re: Machine Coordinates Zero Location

    Thanks DKfor offering to rephrase your reply.
    It’s my impression that once you set the homing and limit switches as will as the soft limits and Machine Coordinates that those will be saved and in...
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    Re: Machine Coordinates Zero Location

    Thanks DK, I'm running a CNC in inches

    This is totally new to me so let me rephrase it and let me know where I'm going wrong, which I can easily do.

    It sounds like Homing and or Machine...
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    Machine Coordinates Zero Location

    Mach3, ESS SmoothStepper, C25S BOB, DIY CNC

    After eleven years of running my CNC and not ever touching Machine Coordinates I am in the process of adding homing and limit switches, and theirs the...
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    Re: Mach3 ref all home with slave axis

    Could you translate that into Mach3?
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    Wiring Homing and Limit Switches

    Just winding up rebuilding my machine after ten years, have decided to add mechanical homing and limit switches,
    My Y axis is driven by two ball screws, so I want to add automatic Gantry squaring...
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    Re: Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    So does the 2010 set still work with my Mach3 Smoothstepper system?
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    Re: Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    Thanks Gerry its working again.
    Ill be ordering that 2017 screenset to run with Mach3 and the SmoothStepper as soon as everything is working smoothly
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    Re: Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    Thanks Gerry,
    Got it. I’m wore out, will do that when I’m fresher in the morning..
    Hager
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    Re: Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    If I copy my old version over the new one a won’t that overwrite the new files?
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    Re: Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    I was running Mach3 and Smoothstepper, and burnt a flash drive of the Mach folder.
    Had the hard drive fail and installed a new on, loaded Win 10, and after Windows was completed I copied the Mach...
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    Mach3. Motor Tuning doesn’t respond

    Mach3. Win10 ESS

    I had to reload Mach to the new hard drive and everything works in he Config column except MOTOR Tuning, when I click on it the column disappears and motor tuning doesn’t...
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    Re: Smoothstepper Breakout Board setup

    A better imagi I hope.”
    https://warp9td.com/images/BOB_Vendors/StepperOnline/ST-V2.pdf
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    Re: Smoothstepper Breakout Board setup

    A better imagi I hope.
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