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    Default Re: Can anyone tell me if Mach3 will run on Windows 10?

    Yes, Windows 10 supports parallel ports.

    There was a problem with the Windows 10 parallel port driver. I searched for "Windows 10 + parallel port support" and found a bunch of stuff about it, including this:

    https://www.startech.com/faq/paralle...printing_issue

    You need to update the driver.

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Just because Windows 10 supports parallel ports doesn't mean it will work with Mach.
    A quick search shows that Mach on Windows 10 either doesn't work with the parallel port, or is enough trouble that it isn't worth it..



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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by skrubol View Post
    Just because Windows 10 supports parallel ports doesn't mean it will work with Mach.
    A quick search shows that Mach on Windows 10 either doesn't work with the parallel port, or is enough trouble that it isn't worth it..
    I Agree!
    The problem I have found is that Windows 10 doesn't give a Hexadecimal address for the parallel ports, and that's what is required by Mach3!
    The Dual Parallel Port card from PMDX installed easily, showing no problems with the drivers!
    I have also read in several places that all the upgrades must be rolled back, but I've yet to figure out how that's done!
    So I just wasted $330 on a bare-bones PC that has Win-10

    MICROSOFT SUCKS! And that statement is more popular than Windows!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    My two CNC machines will run Windows 7 and Mach3 until I stop using them permanently. They are not networked to my home computer that runs Windows 7. I use a thumb drive and "sneaker net" for file transfers.

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by widgitmaster View Post
    It's been a long time sense my last post on this thread, I was in a horrific motorcycle accident and unable to use my PC at home!
    My left foot was severely damaged, and I have a titanium pin in my left ankle!

    The incident was not my fault, as I was sitting a red light! There was a car across the street waiting to make a left turn, then a vehicle drove up behind the waiting vehicle, and passed it at high speed making an illegal left turn! Just as my light turned Green, the idiot T-Boned me and totaled my bike! My steel toe work boot was trapped by the roll bar, and something which penetrated the heal of my boot! When I was thrown off the bike, my left foot was ripped out of my boot with enormous force, such that there was no blood in the boot, and the laces were still tied!
    The other driver received a ticket for illegal left turn! No helmet, and a dozen stitches on my forehead!
    My left foot has a lot of necrotic tissue where it was ripped, the trauma team was amazing as they were able to save my foot! In time the tissue will fall off, and I will require some skin grafting! But it will be a long time before I can walk on it again!

    I'm home now, and my life has changed greatly! I hope & pray that I will once again be able to run Big Red, and finish the other projects on my bench!


    OMG !

    PLEASE LOOK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES, there are people on them!
    Just read some (most all) of your posts on this thread as it's been a long time since I read those on the mini and midi builds you built many years ago...….. I have to say you are one hell of a lucky son of a gun...….metaphorically of course.

    I rode bikes....Triumph...... in the early 70's in UK....had a real near miss and on wife's advice gave up the bikes and went to cars......family and life meant more than excitement on 2 wheels.

    Looking at your injuries now makes me realise that your body will one day forget the pain, but the mind never does...…….all of the very best for the coming years.

    BTW....I hope you are taking exceptionally great care working with wood.....all woods are carcengenic.....the dust will make short work of you lungs...…...my late brother passed away 3 years ago now from emphysema attributed to smoking but I think mostly from unprotected wood dust inhalation...……...that's one way you don't want to go.
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    Default Re: Can anyone tell me if Mach3 will run on Windows 10?

    Hi cd_edwards
    ..sorry wich screen set are you using? Do You know if mach3 blue screen probing set works well under W10?
    Tanks



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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Well, I've made my decision! It's time for another upgrade, eliminating the PC completely! I have visited a cabinet factory with seven large CNC routers, all capable of working on a 4-ft x 8-ft sheet! Each machine had its own 4-axis DSP (Digital Signal Processor) pendant!
    I cant imagine a factory with several machines stopping to fix a PC problem like this on a daily basis, it would be a colossal wast of time!
    So I found on Amazon the same DSP they were using, it's a DM500 4-Axis Pendant.
    Should be arriving today, and from what I've read it replaces the breakout board and connects to the drive controllers & spindle!
    Now Big Red has a bunch of LED's and E-Stop buttons, so I'll have to do some creative wiring! I'm not sure how long the DSP's cable is, so I may need to put a plug in the front of the machine!
    Nothing else changes, as the G-Code will be generated on my laptop, and written to a USB stick, then plugged into the DSP!
    I've been told, that a program can easily be paused at any point, and restarted from that point! That's a nice feature!

    The race is on, many projects waiting for me

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    So....without a PC and monitor (laptop) you won't be seeing the Mach 3 screen?......isn't that like driving your car in the dark with the lights off ……..and you can't see the road?

    I thought a pendant was an extension of the keyboard to get closer to the machine as opposed to standing far back at the PC.

    I suppose that will work as you won't need to see the Mach 3 screen once the program is verified trouble free, in the USB stick and running on the machine...…..I'm new to CNC but getting there.
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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by handlewanker View Post
    So....without a PC and monitor (laptop) you won't be seeing the Mach 3 screen?......isn't that like driving your car in the dark with the lights off ……..and you can't see the road?

    I thought a pendant was an extension of the keyboard to get closer to the machine as opposed to standing far back at the PC.

    I suppose that will work as you won't need to see the Mach 3 screen once the program is verified trouble free, in the USB stick and running on the machine...…..I'm new to CNC but getting there.
    Ian.

    In some ways your correct!
    As a career machinist, I operated many machines without a CRT monitor or display. This pendant has a small LCD that shows line by line the code being processed, and assists in tooling, offsets, and homing. The stuff on Mach3 is nice but unnecessary!
    The machine is either running code or its not! It runs directly off the USB stick!
    Also, there is no need for drip-feeding code as USB devices have excellent storage space!

    I do not know if there's an ability to manually enter each tool's lengths, this will be dealt with later!

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    Default Re: Can anyone tell me if Mach3 will run on Windows 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Troncatore View Post
    Hi cd_edwards
    ..sorry wich screen set are you using? Do You know if mach3 blue screen probing set works well under W10?
    Tanks
    I'm using Ger21's 2010 screenset and have probing working.

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    I've installed pathpilot on my novakon pro and never looked back. Also, I've never seen a real cnc operation so I'll watch this upgrade with interest. Good luck Widgit! Oh yeah, how's the foot these days. Been awhile since I've seen an update!
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