Fairly new to CNCzone and Mach3. I have been using CNC's for years at work and decided that I don't care for most of the lower cost machines that are available, so we are designing some new and different type machines. Our first one is an XY table and we are using a G100 and G203V's to run the motors. I am having some issues with the Mach software and this configuration. I am still running the free version and some of these may be due to that. I wanted to make sure is works before I pay for it.
The first issue is that unless we have all 6 axis' enabled the G100 will not stay in communication with the Mach. We get ecode777 or something similar depending on our settings.
The second issue is that when we try to REF ALL HOME, NOTHING Happens, except that the Mach hangs.
The third issue is that the X axis is running backward and no matter what I change in the setup. I cannot change the + and - directions. I have tried changing the DirLowActive but it makes no difference. It said to use a menu selection to fix it that doesn't show in our menus?
The fourth issue is that the jog only goes for a few seconds and stops. I suspect that this is one of the free vs paid issues.
I have been able to get is to run a 2 1/2D program by adding M00 commands at every Z height change. Is there a way to set the software to do this automatically?
It is really cool to watch everything move and run but I need to fix my other issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.