Probe-It Turn! is an addon for Mach3 setup in lathe (turn) mode. It brings similar profile tracing functionality that ProbeIt has for the X/Y plane, to the lathe’s X/Z plane.
This version is a preliminary Beta. It is fully functional, but must be used in RADIUS mode currently. If you have a license file for Probe-It mill wizard, that same license will enable unlimited recording of points in Probe-It Turn.
Documentation and a manual is lacking at this time, but this quick-start guide should give enough info on how to install and begin using the wizard… NOTE: ProbeItTurn installs in Mach3’s TurnAddons folder (for turn wizards), NOT the Addons folder (for mill wizards)
The Current Version of ProbeIt Turn is V1.2 BETA
* You must have Mach3, version 3.43.19 or later. I recommend the latest lock down or 3.43.66 or later.
* You need to have a probe setup that triggers the ‘digitize’ input in Mach3. You may test by assigning a keyboard key to be a ‘probe’ input if you don’t have a probe, but it still requires that you have the parallel port driver installed and an assigned key setup in ‘ports and pins’.
* This wizard IS NOT COMPATIBLE with MachStdMill from Calypso Ventures, and cannnot be run while using MachStdMill Screenset due to conflicting use of DROs/LEDs/etc. A workaround to use this wizard is to setup another Mach3 Profile that uses a standard screenset.
* This wizard is tested to work on machines driven from the standard parallel port, a Smoothstepper, or CSMIO. There is NO guarantee that it will work properly with any other external motion control device, as probing is handled within the motion controllers and not Mach. Test at your own risk.