I went for the Lincoln MOney Matters Deal and got me the 2X2 table. I am impressed with the construction and how easy it is to assemble, but just as I was about to test it, WHAMO! The missing link!
The documentation is for a Torchmate software which is not the version that came with the machine. I have version 4, but the documentation seems different to this. To make matters worst, I don't think the software is downloadable from the web. Weird, as we are in the 21st century when softwares change so quick, updates should be 100% downloadable. But so be it, that is not where I am stuck.
When I try to connect to the driver module through the software's CONNECT menu command, the systems tells me there are three things I have to correct. Eventually I realized that I needed to upload the right configuration file and when I did, two of the items were fixed. The third problem, however, is still present and here is where all hell brakes loose.
The software tells me that the axis resolution is too small and that the Lite version of the software needs to use some skimpy resolution. What bugs me is that the setup file is setting the right resolution (that is the stepper's number of steps per revolution, number of microstepping degrees per full step, number of threads per inch on the lead screws, etc.), so this should be accepted and end of discussion, but apparently I need a password (or license number) to remove the "liteness"of the software version I acquired with the machine.
The software allows for a license number to be entered and exit the Lite mode, but you guess right, this number is nowhere to be found. Apparently I have to call Torchmate to get my own number. Of course, it is Friday night and I am like drooling here wanting to get this puppy started, so since I will not be able to reach Torchmate until Monday morning (Thanks Murphys Laws!), any guidance as to how I may get it going? At least I would love to do a test run and make sure everything is in order.
Thanks for any piece of advice you may offer.