Mach4 Hobby Motion Control
Mach4 is not designed for a specific motion
control device and will need a plugin and motion control board to
operate a CNC system. Mach3 was primarily designed for the parallel port
which has become obsolete. We do not recommend using the parallel port
(without a motion control board) with Mach4 as performance is reduced by
both this data connection and the processing and memory power of older
If you require a system run from the parallel
port, you will need to purchase the parallel port legacy plugin. Art
Fenerty helped write this code and he will be thanked directly by your
purchase of the legacy plugin for his work and commitment.
plugins you may need to upgrade a system may not be available and may
require the purchase of new hardware. Hardware plugins (drivers) are
created and supplied by the hardware manufacturer. Mach3 drivers and
code are Not compatible with Mach4.
- Install the Demo on the Actual Machine it will be used
- Run the demo and go to the Help/about screen in Mach4
- Use the PC ID code from the Help/About screen at checkout to license this single computer
license is linked to a specific PC, requiring a different code for each
PC. Use the ‘About’ screen, accessed by the ‘Help’ menu to get the PC
code. You must have this exact PC code from the actual PC you wish to
license and generate G-code. To obtain your license key, Click the ‘copy
ID to Clipboard’ button in the ‘about’ dialog box when running the
software in demo mode and paste this ID number in the appropriate
location on the website when purchasing your license.
NOTE: The LICENSE will only work for the Computer for which you supplied
the PC ID. Each PC has a unique ID code and the license works in
coordination with this code.
If you upgrade or exchange your PC, it will be necessary to contact licensing for a replacement.