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Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 06 November 2017, 06:13
Replies: 62
Views: 9,638
Posted By racedirector
Well found Al, they will definitely get you...

Well found Al, they will definitely get you started. Still digging up my old configs for PP port, will send you as I find them :)

Well look at that, video 4 shows that file PP for path pilot,...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 26 October 2017, 06:31
Replies: 62
Views: 9,638
Posted By racedirector
Hey Al Just been working too much and not...

Hey Al

Just been working too much and not doing enough with my machine :)

Pathpilot is Tormachs version of Linuxcnc, they use icon their machines. Think of LinuxCNC with a very pretty face. It...
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 24 October 2017, 06:07
Replies: 62
Views: 9,638
Posted By racedirector
Chiming in late on this one but your next step Al...

Chiming in late on this one but your next step Al is getting Pathpilot to run your machine :)
Forum: CAM Thu 07 September 2017, 06:19
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By racedirector
Yup, been using Fusion for a while now although...

Yup, been using Fusion for a while now although it is good for new stuff but not so good for ddx files etc.....
Forum: CAM Wed 06 September 2017, 05:08
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By racedirector
Very impressive stuff, pity Rhino is so expensive

Very impressive stuff, pity Rhino is so expensive
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 02 September 2017, 03:27
Replies: 410
Views: 37,377
Posted By racedirector
Wow nice Al!

Wow nice Al!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 29 March 2017, 04:05
Replies: 73
Views: 9,229
Posted By racedirector
Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be...

Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be cutting in no time at all.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 05 February 2017, 17:26
Replies: 410
Views: 37,377
Posted By racedirector
Go digital if you can, the Leadshine drives work...

Go digital if you can, the Leadshine drives work very well and like others have said can be found cheap on eBay or aliexpress. Your motors will thank you and you will be happier.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 31 January 2017, 02:18
Replies: 36
Views: 6,593
Posted By racedirector
I loaded PathPilot from an image, made some...

I loaded PathPilot from an image, made some changes and it worked. If you are looking at going down that path Pathpilot needs to be fooled into using a parallel port, it is all documented now on the...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 30 January 2017, 04:48
Replies: 36
Views: 6,593
Posted By racedirector
Thats probably me, I use Pathpilot on my machine...

Thats probably me, I use Pathpilot on my machine under parallel port and will NEVER go back to Windows based CNC. Will be converting to Mesa cards in the future plus converting a Myford Super 7 Lathe...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 28 January 2017, 23:48
Replies: 36
Views: 6,593
Posted By racedirector
You could always switch to LinuxCNC and use Mesa...

You could always switch to LinuxCNC and use Mesa cards :)
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 23 January 2017, 05:32
Replies: 36
Views: 6,593
Posted By racedirector
To be honest the 540 is really for smaller motors...

To be honest the 540 is really for smaller motors (Nema 23) and smaller machines. Rather than Gecko drivers look at Leadshine. I use Am882's on mine but they have now become EM806's but still...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 23 January 2017, 05:28
Replies: 358
Views: 37,264
Posted By racedirector
Nice work on the dust collection, love the idea...

Nice work on the dust collection, love the idea of a swivelling dust pipe. Might just have to steal that one :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 January 2017, 03:15
Replies: 410
Views: 37,377
Posted By racedirector
That is very cool Al, your little machine is...

That is very cool Al, your little machine is performing rather nicely I must say!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 13 January 2017, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By racedirector
It's David's machine (sphericos) machine :...

It's David's machine (sphericos) machine : http://mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5496
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 13 January 2017, 03:57
Replies: 358
Views: 37,264
Posted By racedirector
Good luck with the move, should be a breeze with...

Good luck with the move, should be a breeze with your prep.

Please send some snow down to Australia, 44C today in my area, still 40C at 9pm.....
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 04 January 2017, 07:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By racedirector
Happy new year to all, I hope 2017 is fruitful...

Happy new year to all, I hope 2017 is fruitful and safe for all.
Forum: About this Forum Wed 04 January 2017, 07:05
Replies: 15
Views: 6,203
Posted By racedirector
Definitely an excellent choice, a breeze to admin...

Definitely an excellent choice, a breeze to admin and excellent product. Has great spam controls built in plus a ton of free plugins to help (and some no so expensive ones that are pretty damn good...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 17 November 2016, 01:52
Replies: 174
Views: 29,099
Posted By racedirector
Ooo, those Clearpath servos are nice and are...

Ooo, those Clearpath servos are nice and are definitely in my future at some point.....
Forum: Graphics & CAD Mon 24 October 2016, 07:11
Replies: 17
Views: 7,987
Posted By racedirector
Had a look at SolidEdge 2D, very nice, Parametric...

Had a look at SolidEdge 2D, very nice, Parametric too! Have downloaded it to give it a go for basic Cad duties, Thx Mike!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 October 2016, 20:46
Replies: 981
Views: 83,829
Posted By racedirector
Nice Pete, nice. Love the owl....

Nice Pete, nice. Love the owl....
Forum: Graphics & CAD Thu 20 October 2016, 02:55
Replies: 17
Views: 7,987
Posted By racedirector
Draftsight is free as an Autocad replacement,...

Draftsight is free as an Autocad replacement, used it for a while until I got a free licence for Autocad 2016. Also, while not CAD per se Fusion 360 is a great tool to creating stuff in plus it has...
Forum: General - MM Operating Mon 10 October 2016, 03:18
Replies: 17
Views: 8,123
Posted By racedirector
Forgot to answer this as well as your email. ...

Forgot to answer this as well as your email.

All good Ted, happily I have the plans now and am well on the way to drawing the vice up in Fusion 360

Cheers
Forum: General - MM Operating Fri 07 October 2016, 09:06
Replies: 17
Views: 8,123
Posted By racedirector
Thanks Gerry, appreciated

Thanks Gerry, appreciated
Forum: General - MM Operating Fri 07 October 2016, 08:12
Replies: 17
Views: 8,123
Posted By racedirector
I tried to see where he was located on the site...

I tried to see where he was located on the site but couldn't. If he is near the hurricane I will retract my statement.
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