Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

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Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

Post by laurentmalouin »

Hello guys,

I bought a new computer 2 months ago. On my old PC, I have Vcarve pro and March3 Mill, everything is working well.
I made a copy of the folder where Mach3Mill was installed (in C:/), from my old PC to my new one and I am not able to control my CNC.

The CNC and the controller are both homemade. I bought them from someone. I am trying to contact him for months and even today, he is still not taking my calls.

Please guys I really need your help to make Mach3Mill works on my new PC.

I will really appreciate your help

Thank you


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Re: Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

Post by Woodbutcher-59 »


I think you need to re-install Mach3 on the new PC.

Just copying the folder won't do it....

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Re: Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

Post by PaulRowntree »

The install of Mach3 is very important, and you have to go through the initial checks to set the clock speed etc. The manual is very insistent on this point.
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Re: Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

Post by martin54 »

As Paul says you will need to do a fresh instal of mach3 on your new computer I believe the software allows you to have it running on 2 machines so you should be ok with the licence.
How is the PC controlling the machine ?? Via the parallel port or via usb?? A lot of more up to date computers have power saving functions & the PP voltage (3.3v) is to low for mach3.

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Re: Moving March3 Mill to my new PC - Help

Post by larryo »

the 3.3 volts are okay you will just have to use a break out board or somthing similer and yes you will have to load mach 3 again from a down load once you buy mach 3 you will have a licence for ever I had to download to a new computer before no problem. You may have to go and ask at the mach web site for you file info but you will not have a problem. Good luck. You do have a real mach 3 licence dont you if not it only cost a hundred or so dollars I am sure under 2..

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