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Mach4 for Avid CNC Machines


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CAM Post Processor Compatibility

It is strongly recommended to use the following post processors with Avid CNC's current release of Mach4:

Release Notes

  • Version 2.3.8 (8.9.2022)

    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.8
  • Version 2.3.7 (7.28.2022)

    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.7
  • Version 2.3.6 (4.22.2022)

    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.6
  • Version 2.3.5 (12.16.2021)

    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.5
  • Version 2.3.4 (11.1.2021)

    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.3
  • Version 2.3.3 (10.12.2021)

    • ESS plugin v277.1
    • Bugfix: Spindle fails to change speed under certain circumstances after homing
  • Version 2.3.2 (9.14.2021)

    • Mach4 v4.2.0.4612
    • ESS plugin v277
    • TMC3in1 plugin v022
    • Avid SCU v2.0.5.2
    • New: Machine must be homed prior to running G-Code or using touch plate (documentation)
    • New: M300X macros for use with SheetCam post processor v1.7 and newer
    • Update: Revised default THC settings (new installs only)
    • Update: Revised default soft limit values
    • Update: Program extents can be shown in work or machine coordinates (documentation)
    • Update: Improved error messages for touch plate routines (documentation)
    • Update: "Home XYZ" button respects which axes are in home order
    • Update: Single cycle time screen element with persistent cycle time
    • Update: Improved performance running large G-Code programs (toolpath settings changes)
    • Update: Spindle PTC fault warning changed to generic VFD fault warning
    • Bugfix: Jog rate does not always persist across sessions
    • Bugfix: Using "Home XYZ" button dereferences A/U axis
    • Bugfix: Setting touch plate multi-axis pause to 0 sec causes error in advanced settings dialog
    • Bugfix: "Display Work Envelope" button does not toggle work envelope in toolpath preview
  • Version 2.2.2 (3.5.2021)

    • New: Support for Avid CNC 4 HP Plug and Play Spindle / VFD System
  • Version 2.2.1 (2.1.2021)

    • Avid CNC SCU v2.0.4.0
  • Version 2.2.0 (12.28.2020)

    • Mach4 v4.2.0.4517
    • ESS plugin v260
    • TMC3in1 plugin v017
    • Avid CNC SCU v2.0.2.0
    • New: Enable soft limits after homing (documentation)
    • New: Home X and Y axes simultaneously (documentation)
    • New: Warning messages (documentation)
    • New: Support for Avid CNC 8.7 HP Plug and Play Spindle / VFD
    • New: Spindle warm-up routine
    • New: Persistent cycle times
    • New: Support for dual-use routing/plasma with CRP300 electronics
    • New: Ignore tool changes option (documentation)
    • Update: M6 macro for manual tool changes (documentation)
    • Update: TMC3in1 plugin disabled if machine not configured for plasma use
    • Update: Torch Height Control disabled when not using plasma cutting tool
    • Update: Voltage-based THC anti-dive settings are percentage based (documentation)
    • Update: Increased Z axis soft limit values to allow full travel of Z axis when soft limits enabled
    • Bugfix: Home offsets incorrectly set for dual Z axis machines
    • Bugfix: Incorrect images displayed during rotary calibration procedure
  • Version 2.0.6 (11.27.2019)

    • Mach4 v4.2.0.4322
    • ESS plugin v253
    • TMC3in1 plugin v014
    • New: Support for CRP100, CRP300, CRP500, and CRP800-revA electronics (documentation)
    • New: Support for previous model revisions (documentation)
    • New: Resume cut feature for plasma use
    • New: Active communications with Avid CNC control system required for configuration changes
    • New: Package profile feature specific for support of Avid CNC's Mach4 profile.
    • Update: Improved touch plate operation including error messages, numeric validation, and additional advanced settings (documentation)
    • Update: Diagnostics tab displays home and limit switches separately (documentation)
    • Update: G92 offsets added to fixture table on offsets tab (documentation)
    • Bugfix: Not able to set spindle speed from DRO
    • Bugfix: Swap X and Y axes does not maintain right-handed coordinate system or update limit switch mappings
    • Bugfix: Changing home direction requires remapping of sensors
    • Bugfix: Limit switch diagnostics don't update with axis swap or change in home direction
    • Bugfix: Disable Avid configuration option overwrites setting changes under certain circumstances
  • Version 1.0.4 (8.2.2019)
    • New: Support for calibration and use of Avid PRO CNC Rotary Axis
  • Version 1.0.3 (7.15.2019)
    • Bugfix: Auto Z Touch Plate button disappears during program operation
  • Version 1.0.2 (7.9.2019)
    • Bugfix: Inconsistent machine motion
  • Version 1.0.1 (7.2.2019)
    • Initial release of Avid CNC's custom user interface and profile for Mach4
    • Mach4 v4.2.0.4162

Beta Versions

There are currently no beta versions available.