@wolffie Yeah at some point I saw that "save settings" in the config menu and said to myself, hmmm that looks like something I should be clicking on," so I did but I'm not sure at what point that I did but in any case I will be doing it from now on.
So just woke up took shower etc., ready to take a crack at this again.
*note: Looking at the artsoft website last night when I got home I ran across the plugins page where they have a lot of 3rd party usb and ethernet motion controllers so my statement earlier that smooth stepper has a monopoly was just plain wrong and ignorant. Reading the machsupport forums there are many people using motion controllers of various types and even some building their own.
I just noticed something ten minutes ago that I thought was strange. When I click on the smooth stepper data monitoring menu look what I see at the top.
Didn't I just revert the USB driver last night from 2.8.28 to 2.8.24? So then why does it say that? I don't get it. Well anyways, it's working so not gonna mess with it. Back to motor tuning.
According to the paper instructions these are the figures for motor tuning so I input them for all axis and save axis settings plus save settings in the config menu.
By the way, here is a webpage with an abbreviated version of their mach 3 settings.http://www.mib-tech.com/mach3_setup.html
Now I think is the time to open up the control box and fix the A and X screw up (even though I don't know how to do that) I assume it will just be a matter of switching some wires.
So that's next after I get back from running some errands.