if you can't upload your update version of Mike's interface, is it possible to send it by email?
I am really interested in your work.
Originally Posted by maniso
Are You interesting in the exe-file or in the source-file, becours i add some things to it and do net have the time at the moment, someone ho can finisch it up and put it on this forum so more can injou it.
Send me You mailadress.
please send me all files.
I would like to see if I can finish your work.
I have sent you my email address through the personal-message system.
Please let me know if you received it.
thanks for the files.
I will let you know.
Last edited by C5CNC; 01-25-2009 at 04:13 PM.
Mike's Free Interface for EMCO C5CNC has been updated by Maniso.
He added/fixed the Toolpath Preview:
G02/G03/M99 (partial) Arcs
G24 Radius programming in absolute mode
G25 Jump to SUBroutine
G90 Absolute mode
G91 Incremental mode
G92 Set Zero Point
M17 Return from SUBroutine
I created a setup.zip for this update.
I will send you the file if you want.
Last edited by C5CNC; 02-06-2009 at 08:19 AM.
I am working on the next updates.
You can dowload the latest version from the Mike's Free Interface pages:
Update Mike's Free Interface for Emco Compact 5 CNC
Hello to all,
well all, just the owners of non retrofitted Emco C5CNC machines.
If you are like me still using the original Emco controller,you could either be clever or download the newest version of Mike's Free Interface.
I am starting to understand how the program works, so now I can update the program as I like.
If you have any ideas, let me know (or just wait for me to work through my todo list)
Anyway, 1.2.1 is now ready for downloading.
Just to let you know, update 1.2.2 is on the site for downloading.
Thanks to some input of users, V1.2.3 is getting close to finish now.
If you wish, you also may put any feedback or requests on the forum of
Mikes Free Interface
Now V1.2.3 is ready. It has automatic M99 calculation, at the moment for just one quadrant at a time . Next step would be to have it calculating more than one quadrant and to allow the desired angle as an input.
The idea is that when defining a partial arc, you must know start and end of the
arc, and either center coordinates or radius or angle.
While Center Coordinates being the standard Emco way, MFI now offers also M99R, which is the radius method. In the future M99A (for Angle) method could be a useful addition.
I also added some other features too.
Help. Please send me a MK2 file.
I need a little help now.
Up till now MFI only works with MK4 lathes. Now I want to make a MK2 option in next version, but I don't know how a MK2 file looks like exactly. So please, can someone send me a MK2 file, just an example with a few different G codes in it.
Please send it to hank.varschuran@... (replace each "a" for a "e" to make the email address work)
Latest version 1.2.3 (www.mikesfreeinterface.com) now has these features:
* M99R, automatic M99 CALCULATION
* TOOL POSITION display
* AXIS PROPERTIES window
* ARC PROPERTIES display
* AUTO COMMENT option
* AUTO M30 adding
* AUTO RENUMBERING
* FEED PRESET / FIND & REPLACE
* MATHEMATIC INPUTS
* CONVERTING mm <> inches
* RUN option right from the editor
* EMBEDDED DEBUG COMMANDS
* PARAMETER CHECK running in the background
* VIEW RADII will visually show the radius
* AUTO FIT sets Scale and ZeroPoint for best fit
Now MFI has MK2/MK4 option.
When creating a new file, you can choose in the settings for MK2 or MK4. When opening an existing file, MFI will recognize the format itself.
MFI can be downloaded from www.mikesfreeinterface.com
www.mikesfreeinterface.com V1.2.5 has now French, Dutch and English user interfaces.
Users may add new languages as they like.