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C.Wilson
01-29-2009, 04:00 PM
I'm setting up a MAXYM Power arm at my dads factory and the original software for the machine is lone gone as is the original computer. The original software went through a serial port to the controller and it did its thing but now we are attempting to use CNCpro which uses the computer as a controller through a parallel port. My question is can i make my own connector to replace the controller in the machine by using the plug on the controller and hooking that up to a breakout card, and then running that through the DB25 cable to my computer. Im new to the CNC thing so if this is wildly off base then excuse me but from my understanding of how it all works that should allow me to atleast get it moving and i can work with the program from there.