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SmartBOB-USB Mach4 Plug-in

Mach4 plug-in setup files for SmartBOB-USB motion controllers

The SmartBOB-USB family of controllers includes the PMDX-410, PMDX-411, PMDX-412, PMDX-414, PMDX-416, PMDX-422 and the PMDX-424.

!!! PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE DOWNLOADING THE SmartBOB-USB PLUG-IN !!!

The Mach4 plug-in files on this page are for Mach4 only. They will not work with Mach3.

The Mach4 plug-in files on this page will only work with the PMDX boards listed above. They will not work with any other PMDX board.

The Mach4 plug-in files on this page have been tested with the Mach4 build numbers listed but will generally work with any later build. If you have a build that is not listed in the Announcements on our Forum or included in our Mach4 Downloads area, it is possible that it may not be compatible due to an updated requirement in the Mach4 API. Things on the API front have calmed down quite a bit and this is unlikely, but if you have doubts please recheck the Announcements on our Forum or contact us by email.

Please read the setup instructions at the bottom of this page and visit our forums for technical support. See:

https://www.pmdx.com/PMDX-Forums/


Installation Instructions

  • You do not need to un-install an existing version of the plug-in before
    installing a new version. The installer will take care of un-installing
    anything that needs to be un-installed
  • Download the installation EXE file below
  • Run the .EXE file to install the plug-in and supporting device drivers
  • You can visit the support forum here: https://www.PMDX.com/PMDX-Forums/
    and see the topic on SmartBOB-USB controllers and dedicated accessories.
  • Visit our FAQ pages here: http://faq.pmdx.com for answers to common
    questions and a list of what information to send us if you have a support question.

 


Version Release Date Description
Ver 0.52.254
(Download)

18 Aug 2017 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):

(1) Revised startup code to avoid memory corruption that happened if plugin used
the Mach4 API before Mach4 was ready.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND UPDATING OLDER PLUGIN INSTALLS TO THIS VERSION AND RE-CREATE YOUR PROFILES STARTING FROM THE NEW COPIES OF SUPPLIED SAMPLES.

     THIS IS NECESSARY TO CLEAN UP CORRUPTIONS THAT MAY BE SAVED IN YOUR PROFILES

NOTE: YOU MUST DELETE OLD SAMPLE PROFILES BEFORE RUNNING THIS INSTALLER IN ORDER
     TO ALLOW THE INSTALLER TO PROVIDE NEW ONES

 

Ver 0.51.252
(Download)

7,416 KBytes

19 Apr 2017 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Add support for the PMDX-414
(2) Checks for SIM plug-in enabled and displays message about disabling it.
(3) Bug fix in probing code that caused small unexpected motion when probe touched.
(4) Bug fix in motion handling from (for example) VistaCNC pendants that caused
the jog buttons to remain grayed out.
(5) Bug fix in motion handling that failed to tell Mach4 the machine had stopped.
Exhibited similar symptoms to above bug fix (jog buttons remained grayed out).

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 3233, and has been tested with Mach4 builds 2914 and 3233 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, this plug-in should work with newer builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.49.237
(Download)

7,411 KBytes

6 Jan 2017 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Added a work-around for an issue with the Mach4 motion planner data during FEED HOLD.
This issue appears in Mach4 builds 3206 and 3233 (but not 2914) and caused our plug-in to
abort motion when FEED HOLD was pressed.
Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 3233, and has been tested with Mach4 builds 2914 and 3233 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, this plug-in should work with newer builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.48.235
(Download)

7,410 KBytes

22 Dec 2016 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Encoder/tach support for "synthetic" index so you can use an encoder or tach
for measuring spindle RPM and threading without needing a physical index pulse.
See the release notes for more information.
(2) Threading support using either 1 pulse-per-revolution index pulse, a bi-directional
quadrature encoder or uni-directional single-line tach input. See the release notes
for more information.
(3) Fixes and enahancements to PMDX-424 and PMDX-179 combination regarding the "Probe"
and "Error Code" LED behavior (see release notes for details).
(4) BUG FIX: Add workaround for Mach4 motion planner anomaly that that occasionally caused
GCode files to hang.
(5) BUG FIX: Fix bug in encoder interface that caused spurious values when then encoder
was rotating in the reverse direction.
(6) BUG FIX: Fix a bug in the real-time display that could show a PWM output as not active
(i.e. not toggling) when it actually is toggling.
(7) BUG FIX: Fix a bug that incorrectly changed the spindle pulse frequency based on the
PWM minimum duty cycle.
(8) Homing code now ignores variable from the Mach4 core that caused our plug-in to
sometimes not allow an axis to be homed.
Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 3233, and has been tested with Mach4 builds 2914 and 3233 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, this plug-in should work with newer builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.46.221
(Download)

7,389 KBytes

31 Aug 2016 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) BUG FIX: Fix issue introduced in version 0.45.217 that corrupts the Spindle
RPM measurement mode (sets to "Disabled") and encoder mode (sets to "None").
This happens on PMDX-410, PMDX-422, PMDX-416 and PMDX-424 devices, and only when
the spindle speed control is set to "PWM" or "Pulse Frequency". The PMDX-411
and PMDX-412 are not affected.
(2) The "Steps" LED no longer flashes during dwell (G04) sequences,
and also fixed a bug that sometimes caused the LED to continue to flash
after a "motion underrun" error had halted motion.
(3) Do not allow "Expanded Inputs" mode on the PMDX-416.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 2914, and has been tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.45.217
(Download)

7,387 KBytes

Do Not Use This Version

9 Aug 2016 DO NOT USE THIS VERSION - SEE 0.46.221 OR NEWER ABOVE.

Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Support PWM spindle speed control on any output pin that does not
also drive an on-board relay.
(2) Support step pulse frequency spindle speed control on any output pin
that does not also drive an on-board relay (i.e. same pins that can
support a PWM output. See the "Step Pulse Frequency Spindle Speed Control" section of the release notes for more information.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 2914, and has been tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.44.214
(Download)

7,364 KBytes

12 Jul 2016 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Fixes bug that prevented the PMDX-411 "Pin15" input from working
(introduced in version 0.43.213, previous plug-in versions were OK).
(2) Fixed issue with M6 macros provided in our sample profiles.
(3) Support for PMDX-412 SmartBOB-MiniUSB and
PMDX-416 SmartBOB-OptoUSB devices

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 2914, and has beein tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.43.213
NOT AVAILABLE

 

1 Jul 2016 NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO ISSUE WITH PMDX-411 FIRMWARE.
Please use Version 0.44.214 above.

Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Support for PMDX-412 SmartBOB-MiniUSB and
PMDX-416 SmartBOB-OptoUSB devices


This version was will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 2914, and has beein tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.41.205
(Download)
7,346 KBytes

 

26 May 2016 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Now requires Mach4 build 2872 or higher
(2) Supports encoders as MPGs and spindle RPM measurement on PMDX-410/422 (rev B or later) and PMDX-424 (all revisions)
(3) Added a sample PMDX-424 profile
(4) [bug fix] Fixed bug that caused USB overflows or timeouts when sending GCode motion
(5) [bug fix] Fixed problem that caused the direction signal to change too soon after the step signal
(6) [bug fix] Save motor direction polarity from plug-in dialog when running Mach4 build 2914

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was will run on Mach4 build 2872 through 2914, and has beein tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.38.188
(Download)
7,324 KBytes

 

6 Apr 2016

RELEASE NOTES UPDATED 12 APR 2016: corrected build number

Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Support 1 pulse per revolution sensors for spindle RPM measurement
(2) Support for PMDX-424 Revision B boards
(3) Support M62/M63 real-time output commands
(4) Add M6 (tool change) macro to the PMDX-Sample profile
(5) [bug fix] Enable the PMDX-424 slave step output signal on connector J11
(6) [bug fix] Fix bug that caused motion underrun errors on VERY short
jog moves (sometimes created by iMACH pendants or certain motor tuning
settings)

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was will run on Mach4 build 2313 through 2914, but has beein tested with Mach4 builds 2872 through 2914 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.36.171
(Download)
7,294 KBytes

 

28 Jan 2016 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Support for PMDX-424
(2) [bug fix] Fix bug that corrupted our polling timer
(3) [bug fix] Fixed problem in homing code and caused an "Error 7"
in certain situations
(4) [bug fix] Prevent spindle INDEX input messages from flooding debug log
and crashing Mach4.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was tested with Mach4 build 2313 through 2803 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.33.159
(Download)
7,201 KBytes

 

6 Nov 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Real-time display shows states of step and direction, charge pump and spindle PWM pins.
(2) Enhanced USB communication recovery.
(3) [bug fix] Spindle PWM on pin 16 now works on PMDX-411 devices.
(4) [bug fix] Homing no longer clears the fixture offset table.
(5) [bug fix] Fixed issue that reported the incorrect motor position during
certain moves and at certain motor tuning settings.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was tested with Mach4 build 2313 through 2763 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.31.147
(Download)
7,194 KBytes

 

18 Sep 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Supports the PMDX-126's "Expanded Inputs" mode (see the PMDX-126 Expanded Inputs section
for more information).
(2) The red LED on the SmartBOB boards now indicates commumications failure (i.e. red LED turns on
when there is no communications between the SmartBOB and the plug-in).
(3) [bug fix] SmartBOB device disables outputs on communication failure with PC.
(4) [bug fix] Plug-in correctly identifies PMDX-422/PMDX-410 revision C boards.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was tested with Mach4 build 2313 through 2686 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.30.136
(Download)
7,174 KBytes

 

1 Aug 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Added a real-time Input/Output status display to plug-in diagnostics dialog. This allows you
to see the input and output signals as the SmartBOB device sees them. This can help diagnose
wiring problems or issues with the Mach4 input and output signal mapping. See the release
notes for more information.
(2) Fixed a bug that reported incorrect position for G31 probe commands
(3) Changed the algorithm used to find the SmartBOB communications port to avoid issues with
some Bluetooth modems on Windows 8.1.
(4) Plug-in configuration and diagnostics dialogs show current screen set name along with
the Mach4 and plug-in version numbers.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version was tested with Mach4 build 2313 through 2660 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. Unless a new Mach4 build is announced as needing updated plug-ins, existing plug-ins should work with new builds.
We recommend updating to the latest Mach4 Hobby build. (download it here).
Ver 0.29.128
(Download)
7,161 KBytes

 

16 Jul 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) G31 probing support
(2) CYCLE STOP button supported during homing
(3) Work-around for Mach4 startup issue with active low input signals

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2313 through 2568 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2568 (download it here).
Ver 0.26.117
(Download)
7,141 KBytes

 

29 May 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Supports PMDX-422 Revision C boards
(2) Fixed issue that caused Mach4 builds 2441 and higher to crash on some PCs

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2313 through 2522 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2522 (download it here).
Ver 0.25.111
(Download)
7,140 KBytes

 

8 May 2015 Major changes for this release (see the release notes for a complete list of changes):
(1) Supports 20 microsecond step pulse widths (used mainly with Sherline stepper drivers)
(2) Fixed issue that caused the axis DROs to occasionally display incorrect data
(3) Fixed bug that did not always update step pulse width
(4) Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Mach4 to hang when exiting the SmartBOB plug-in configuration dialog

**DOES NOT RUN UNDER MACH4 BUILD 2441 or newer**
An updated plug-in will be available soon.

You can download Mach4 Hobby Build 2336 here (which is compatible with this version of the SmartBOB plug-in)

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2313 through 2336 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2336 (download it here).
Ver 0.23.107
(Download)
7,138 KBytes

 

3 Apr 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Support for Mach4 builds 2313 and 2326
(2) Otherwise the same as version 0.22.106

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2313 and higher on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2326 or newer.
Ver 0.22.106
(Download)
7,138 KBytes

 

2 Apr 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Updated homing parameters related to how far to move onto and off of
the homing switch to accommodate machines with large values of "steps per".
See "Homing Features and Restrictions" in the release notes for more
information.
(2) The SmartBOB plug-in configuration dialog now shows the current motor
step and direction pin assignments on the "Motor Config" tab in the
"Step/Dir Configuration" section.
(3) Fixed race condition in homing code that sometimes displayed error
messages when there were no errors.
(4) Fixed limit switch handling
(5) Fixed limit override handling

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2223 through 2270 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
THIS PLUG-IN ONLY WORKS WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2223 THROUGH 2270.
Will NOT work with Mach4 Builds earlier than 2223!
Will NOT work with Mach4 build later than 2270 (i.e. 2313).
Ver 0.19.100
(Download)
7,136 KBytes

 

24 Mar 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Fix issue with homing and motors with the "Reverse" box checked
in the motor configuration tab.
(2) Fixed error message displayed when homing an axis and the SmartBOB is
unable to move the axis off of the home switch.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2223 through 2270 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
THIS PLUG-IN ONLY WORKS WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2223 THROUGH 2270.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds! Later builds are expected to change the API defination and are unlikely to work with this plug-in.
Ver 0.18.97
(Download)
7,136 KBytes

 

16 Mar 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Support for slaved axis (i.e. an axis with more than one motor). Includes basic homing of axis with slaved motors. See the release notes for more information.
(2) Fixed motion issues discovered when Mach4's screw mapping feature was introduced.

Tested with Mach4 builds 2259 through 2270. Will work with future builds until the Mach4 API is changed.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2223 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
THIS PLUG-IN ONLY WORKS WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2223 AND HIGHER
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!
Ver 0.17.86
(Download)
7,125 KBytes

 

11 Feb 2015 **WILL NOT WORK WITH MACH4 BUILDS 2251 THROUGH 2259**
Please use builds 2230 or 2247 until we release an updated plug-in
Changes for this release:
(1) Support Mach4 Hobby build 2223 and later
(2) Fixed issues with homing when the user clicks on the "Disable" button while the machine is homing.
(3) SmartBOB plug-in configuration screen now should show all digits of the charge pump frequency and minimum spindle PWM duty cycle on high-resolution monitors
(4) Fixed issues with firmware download occasionally hanging after the download completed successfully
(5) Fixed issue with downloading firmware to PMDX-410 boards

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2223 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
THIS PLUG-IN ONLY WORKS WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2223 AND HIGHER
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!
Ver 0.16.82
(Download)
7,123 KBytes

 

26 Jan 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Support configurable charge pump frequency
(2) Configuration option for "charge pump on always" (as long as Mach4 is
running), as opposed to only when Mach4 is "enabled". This option should be
used when connected to a Geckodrive G540.
(3) Improved motion queue handling code that should prevent most "motion queue underrun" errors.
(4) Support for PMDX-411

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2192 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
THIS PLUG-IN ONLY WORKS WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2192 AND HIGHER (to be released "real soon now").
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!
Ver 0.15.77
(Download)
7,048 KBytes

 

12 Jan 2015 Changes for this release:
(1) Supports the PMDX-407 Simple Spindle Speed Control
(2) Improved error reporting when configuring the SmartBOB device
(3) [BUG FIX] Fixed issue with revision "A" boards with spindle speed PWM on pin 14.
Note that revision "A" boards were only sent to beta testers, none were sold
through our web site.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

THIS VERSION WILL NOT WORK WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2192.
This version works with Mach4 build 2114 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2157 or newer.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!
Ver 0.14.72
(Download)
7,044 KBytes

 

16 Dec 2014 Changes for this release:
(1) BUG FIX: Jogging in "step" mode with small step increments no longer gives underrun errors
(2) Supports PWM spindle speed control
(3) Fixes general motion buffer underrun issues
(4) Supports Mach4 profiles where the PMDX-SmartBOB-USB is not the motion controller (i.e. the SmartBOB-USB is used as an input/output device while some other device controls the motors and motion).
(5) Supports Mach4 profiles where the PMDX-SmartBOB-USB plug-in is disabled and no PMDX-422 or PMDX-410 are connected to the PC.
(6) Supports Mach4 build 2114 and higher (tested through 2157). Will not run with any earlier build.

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

THIS VERSION WILL NOT WORK WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2192.
This version works with Mach4 build 2114 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments. We recommend updating to Mach4 Hobby build 2157.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!
Ver 0.12.53
(Download)
7,009 KBytes

 

31 Oct 2014 First Public Release

WARNING: There is an issue with our installer. After you run our installer
and BEFORE you plug the PMDX-422 into a USB port, see the instructions HERE


Changes for this release:
(1) Supports Mach4 build 2067 and higher. Will not run with any earlier build and due to Mach4 API changes.
(2) Installer has option to install a sample Mach4 profile for the PMDX-Smartbob-USB

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

THIS VERSION WILL NOT WORK WITH MACH4 HOBBY BUILD 2192.
This version works with Mach4 build 2067 and above on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!

This is the first PUBLIC release.
Ver 0.11.49
(Download)
7,001 KBytes

 

24 Oct 2014 Beta Test Release

Changes for this release:
(1) Supports Mach4 build 2038 through 2059, will not run with any earlier build and due to expected API changes, it WILL NOT RUN ON ANY BUILD NEWER THAN 2059. 
(2) Fix step pulse width issue on motors 2 and 3.
(3) Configurable step pulse width and polarity
(4) Supports PMDX-422 and PMDX-410 Rev B (2nd Generation) boards
(5) Supports Wildhorse-style Probe Mode on Rev B (2nd Generation) boards

Click here to view the release notes for this version.

This version works with Mach4 build 2038 through 2059 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!

This is a BETA test version - use at your own risk.
Ver 0.10.46
(Download)
6,910 KBytes

 

9 Oct 2014 Beta Test Release

Changes for this release:
(1) Supports Mach4 build 2038 and later builds if they do not change the API, will not run with any earlier build
(2) Displays warning if running with Mach4 build earlier than 2038
(3) Homing now correctly updates axis DROs to match actual position, including home offset and removes any previous offset from "Zero Axis" buttons.
(4) Fix thread interaction that could hang Mach when displaying the "Select Motion Dev" dialog
(5) Installer bug fixed to actually store files in directory that user selected instead of always in C:\Mach4
(6) Installer's "ready to install" screen now shows all directories that we will install files into.

This version works with Mach4 build 2038 (or later if the API doesn't change) on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
Will NOT work with earlier Mach4 Builds!

This is a BETA test version - use at your own risk.
Ver 0.9.42
(Download)
6,883 KBytes

 

3 Oct 2014 Beta Test Release

WARNING: If you installed the previous plug-in version on 64-bit Win7 (or other 64-bit Windows OS) contact PMDX BEFORE installing this new version.

(1) Installer allows user to select Mach4 directory.
(2) Installer properly installs 64-bit driver on 64-bit operating systems.
(3) Firmware changes to charge pump generation
(4) Bug fixes in homing to properly account for home offset

It works with Mach4 build 2007 or 2012 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.
Will NOT work with Mach4 Build 2022!

This is a BETA test version - use at your own risk.
Ver 0.8.41
(Download)
6,881 KBytes

 

24 Sept 2014 Second Release (Beta Test)

(1) Added automatic communications port number identification so that manual editing of the INI file to set the communications port number is no longer needed.
(2) Added support for signed plug-ins to work with new security mechanism.
It works with Mach4 build 2007 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.

This is a BETA test version - use at your own risk.
Ver 0.7.38
(Download)
6,904 KBytes

 

18 Sept 2014 Initial Release (Beta Test)

This is the first public release of the Mach4 Plug-In for SmartBOB-USB boards. It works with Mach4 build 1953 and 1960 on Win XP, Win 7, and Win 8 in our test environments.

This is a BETA test version - use at your own risk.