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Thread: placing a macro in mach3 --anyone have experience

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    placing a macro in mach3 --anyone have experience

    I need to put a macro in the mach3 toolpath and i am not having any sucess ,has anyone experience here

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    Have you posted on the Mach3 forum

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    yes ,maybe something will come forth

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    Put the M# in your code (like M950). Put the macro in the macro folder in Mach3 (like M950.m1s). How does that work for you?

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    I believe the macro for example M950.m1s, needs to end with an M99 command to return control to the calling program.
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    M99 is for subroutines, which may or may not be part of a macro (but not necessary for a macro).

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    turns out i may have been vague in my decription ,its an excel macro for a mach3 toolpath and the present macro was not friendly with mach3 toolpath ,
    but its getting better ,we getting a new macro that might fit in with mach3

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    found out what had to be done ,

    Sean Martin helped me get the macro from excel to adjust my toolpath ,so the knife orientates itself properly

    http://youtu.be/H33xCZW7rIg

    this is the d2 drag knife which can cut up to .25 in material,it looks
    like a simple concept but its not take it from me ,there is a lot of
    programming thought went into the use of it ,as you need to run a macro
    in excel to make some changes to your toolpath in order for the knife to
    have its proper orientation
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