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Now offering Mach4 -Version 2 2016-01-03

mach 4

  1. cncguy
    We have released the 2nd version of Mach4. Check the availability of a motion control plugin for your device before buying.
    Currently, motion control is available using our Parallel Port plugin (legacy license required).Vital Systems, PMDX, and CNC4PC all have great motion control boards with plugins for Mach4 available from the associated links.

    Mach4 Information: Mach4 is our newest version of CNC motion control software. While the core software is completed, it will take time to complete all of the software plug-ins that allow Mach4 to communicate with specific hardware devices. OEM’s and equipment manufacturers that have committed resources to developing their software plug-ins, will be the first to take advantage of Mach4’s benefits. Much of the development of the plug-ins is completed by the manufacturer of the hardware.

    Mach4 is completely new software and has less than 1% of the programming code in common with Mach3. It was written from the ground up to be expandable, flexible, and extremely responsive for use with very large files. While there was only one version of Mach3, Mach4 will be offered in different versions (not including the many customized OEM versions).

    What’s new for Version #2: The list is very long. The biggest changes are fully integrated probing screen and controls, beta lathe control & screen set, the beginning of integrated plugins for faster setups, and better security to protect users from dealing with pirated copies and the errors and performance issues they include.

    • Important – Version 2 requires a new license file to operate. There is no additional charge if you purchased version 1. Contact the distributor from whom you purchased the license to get a license for version 2. If you purchased directly from us or used a registration code supplied by a distributor (i.e. you have an account on our website), log back into your account and create a new license using our license maintenance link in your account. Licenses will no longer be sold/supplied for version 1.