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Discussion in 'General CNC Machine Related Electronics' started by 3dprintforums, Dec 28, 2015.
Does smooth stepper work with Mach 4?
Looks like it does but-
We are actively working on a significant overhaul of the internals of this plugin, and hope to have it ready in the near future. The current version is a temporary update that fixes a problem with Pins 2 through 9 of Ports 2 and 3 when configured as outputs. Another issue that involves pressing the Stop or Disable buttons while homing is partially fixed in this version. When running a homing script and pressing Stop, Mach's internal state does not change to Idle. It stays in the homing state until the last axis is homed. This plugin will stop the axis that is currently homing when you press the Stop button. But it will advance to the next axis in the script, and you must press Stop again. This will be fixed when Mach is fixed so that pressing Stop returns Mach's internal state to Idle.
Plugins have 2 parts to them now. The large file is the plugin software, and the 2nd file is a signature file that lets Mach know it was signed by the plugin developer. Mach will not run the plugin without both files being present. These files should be placed in the Mach4\Plugins folder. The extension "m4pw" stands for "Mach 4 Plugin Windows".