New Mill Build...Can I use LinuxCNC?

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19 May 2020 11:30 #168255 by Mayberry Customs
I appreciate the response, but I just received the 7i76e yesterday...thanks anyways!

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19 May 2020 14:04 #168269 by Mayberry Customs
On the previous basic board wiring, I used ferrites for EMI on the PUL - and the DIR - connections. The PUL+ and DIR+ were wired directly to my 5v power supply bus, so I didn’t use any filtering or shielding on those (maybe I should have)...since these are running straight to the Mesa now, should I shield them? I’m assuming it’s still power but provided by the board...I could get more ferrites or just use 18-4 shielded for all four wires if these need to be shielded as well. Thanks, Andy

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22 May 2020 17:03 #168588 by Mayberry Customs
I’m still not ready to configure the board yet, but I have been playing around with the live version and just trying to get a feel for it...I have looked at some of the different GUI’s and really like gmoccapy...In the Wikipedia I see that it says it is built in to the latest iso...how do actually install it and can I play with it before I go through a config? Is it something I choose as part of the config or do I config it with axis and it’s just something I change after the fact? Maybe I should be posting these various questions in the appropriate category, please let me know if that’s what I should do. Thanks, Andy

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22 May 2020 17:33 #168589 by tommylight
From the menu Linuxcnc>sample configurations>sim>gmoccapy>choose at will
All those work without any hardware in simulation mode.

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22 May 2020 18:29 #168598 by Mayberry Customs
Are you sure it’s that easy! Lol...thanks Tommy
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22 May 2020 20:35 #168604 by rodw
Changing GUI's is as easy as changing one line in the INI file. The official Gmocappy docs will explian how

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23 May 2020 01:44 #168625 by Mayberry Customs
Looking at the gmoccapy documentation all the photo illustrations seem to be gone?

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23 May 2020 02:40 #168635 by rodw
I think you might be looking at master branch docs. I raised an issue about that. Were fine under V2.8 a few days ago.

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