I would suggest that before you jump in and find yourself too deep that you download, print and read the Mach3 manual. I would also suggest that you view the following Video Tutorials (at the least):Originally Posted by monte55
Downloading and Installing
Hooking up Inputs and Outputs
Screens - An Overview
Coordinates / Homing
The videos weren't around when I was configuring Mach2/3 for my Xylotex controller, but I read the manual twice noting critical areas the second time through. It took a little more time up front, but saved a bunch of time in the long run.
More importantly, everything went smoothly, AND I didn't fry my Xylotex board or the parallel port on my PC's motherboard!!!