Well with all the hype I've seen about Mach software I thought I had better have a look. I am looking at replacing TurboCNC on my homebuilt router.
Found an old PC (PII 200). Yes a bit slow, but please read on before commenting.
New install of XP. Installed Mach2.
Had to use the alternative driver to stop PC rebooting on starting Mach2.
Running 25K mode.
Thought I had everything working.
I can jog the machine. I can "Ref ALL Home" and "Verify", but thats all.
I can't run any code in the MDI screen. It seems to take the code, but does nothing. The coordinates do not increment. It is ignoring me.
I tried running from a file, but it's the same.
The Diagnostic screen looks good. All grey with the exception of the referenced leds.
I re-loaded the software over the top to see if that would make a difference, but no.
I would think that if I can jog the machine, it should be able to at least run a G0 command from the MDI.
Can't help thinking I've overlooked something obvious.
Any help appreciated.