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03 Dec 2012 23:52 - 29 Jul 2015 18:19 #27144 by BigJohnT
I wrote a conversion program that will take a Mach 3 xml file and convert it to a Stepconf Wizard xml file. The Stepconf Wizard is up to 4 axis and for steppers.

The conversion program as of 2.7 is a part of the Stepconf Wizard!

I'm deleting all but the Mach xml files for now in this thread in case anyone needs to test the 2.7 Stepconf Wizard.

You can attach your xml file to a reply here and I'll convert it if is 4 axes or less. To help me with my bandwidth limitations please zip the xml file before attaching.

Please don't email me the xml file it overloads my inbox.

This thread is purged from time to time to keep it from growing to large.

John
Last edit: 29 Jul 2015 18:19 by BigJohnT.
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17 Jan 2013 22:44 #28779 by jbradshaw
Quick update for anyone else moving to LinuxCNC...

In Mach3 pin 15 is the Emergency stop, didn't convert as there appears to be no name for that pin in the Mach3 file... can be added during StepConf.
<Input25Active>1</Input25Active>
<Input25Port>1</Input25Port>
<Input25Pin>15</Input25Pin>
<Input25Neg>1</Input25Neg>
<Input25Emulated>0</Input25Emulated>
<Input25EmuKey>0</Input25EmuKey>

Output pin 17 is used for Charge Pump (12.5 kHz pulse) from PC so motors can only activate when Mach3 is Active. I tried setting that pin in StepConf but the axis tests didn't do anything - rejumpered the controller card (www.cncdoctor.co.uk/opto-bb-v1_61.html) to ignore that pin and they worked OK. Will get back to that at some stage - for now the ESTOP is good enough... don't expect a Linux box to randomly reboot :)

The "steps to linear movement" multiplies are off in StepConf so little movement in axis tests until parameters are increased - need to do a bit more work to figure out what they should be or if they are in the Mach3 file (the mil and machine are new to me so may have to make a test piece in Mach3 and measure it to ensure that Mach3 is actually correct)
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18 Jan 2013 00:32 #28785 by BigJohnT
Stepconf test this axis will not turn on an enable bit or charge pump.

John
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13 Nov 2014 13:32 #53056 by color
Hello John,
Can I ask you to convert my settings also?
Sory for my double post, here is the file

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File Name: MDX15_new_LSw.zip
File Size:9 KB


Thank you.
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08 Jan 2015 08:16 #54735 by willbilly
Ooops, sorry about that....

here it is zipped
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08 Jan 2015 20:57 #54763 by BigJohnT
Here you go.

JT
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02 Feb 2015 22:27 - 04 Feb 2015 00:00 #55585 by cle
Hello BigJohnT
Would you mind convert my mach3 XML file too, please ?
will use it for a Shapeoko2 and need a xyyz (xyz-y)config

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File Name: CNC3TEST.zip
File Size:19 KB

Thanks a lot,
best regards,
cle

[edit] originally attached the XML in a RAR, don't know why it got lost (:
sorry for the inconvenience (:
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06 Feb 2015 09:08 #55731 by LaCharbonnerie
Hello all,

I've been playing around with an old CharlyRobot with obsolete controllers and drivers. I replace them with Leadshine MX3660 and LinuxCNC but there something wrong with the stepconf I tuned from the datasheet and manuals. Fortunately it comes with a Mach3 xml configuration file, and as I can see I found the right spot to get some help.

Here is the attachement, thanks in advance !
David

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File Name: xmlfileoft...ACH3.xml
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10 Mar 2015 04:29 #56604 by FlyingThinkTank
I, too, need a conversion from Mach 3 to LinuxCNC. Thank you in advance!
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17 Apr 2015 21:07 #57863 by Baithog
Thanks for all of the support you have given us neophytes for so long. I am taking the acquisition of a newer computer to make the switch to LinuxCNC. Right off the bat, Stepconf wants timing information for my Chinese motor controllers that I don't have. Hopefully that info is buried in this XML file.

Larry

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File Name: Mach3Mill.zip
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