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421  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: cant get wizzards to work on: March 10, 2010, 12:43:48 PM
In all mach DROs you must press the enter key after every entry. Moving the mouse to a new DRO without hitting enter will cause the old value to return.

422  Mach Discussion / Machscreen Screen Designer / Re: File Corrupt error on: February 06, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
Looks like I may have solved teh problem- the Start button, and several others got trashed to unknown values. I corrected them, it now looks OK.

I wonder what else is trashed in the file?

I do see strange background images on all my screens except 0. There should be just a plai grey background, I see it mostly white with some grey areas.

How are you supposed to enter a system button? I thought I remembered a pull down list, the only way I can find is to enter and oem code number

thanks for all the help
423  Mach Discussion / Machscreen Screen Designer / Re: File Corrupt error on: February 06, 2010, 06:03:40 PM
I continued to work on my file for several hours. All the edit things I did seemed to work OK, I frequently went back and forth to Mach to test the code.

I then tried to run the code and mach gives the error "'Scripter Complie Error. In:"

If I cnage screen sets to the standard one the code runs fine. Ive tried it on 2 machines. Something in the screen set triggers this error when you ttempt to run any code.

I will attach my screen set.
424  Mach Discussion / Machscreen Screen Designer / File Corrupt error on: February 05, 2010, 10:57:13 PM
I used MachScreen to develop a screen, then used mach to edit the VB button script. I was in and out of the editor many times in Mach until I got the button script to work correctly.

I then returned to MachScreen to work on the screen and when it tried to open the file it reported the screen file was corrupt. I went back to Mach and the screen opened OK, so I went back to MachScreen and tried again. This time I clicked the button to try to open the corrupt file. It seemed to open OK, and the screen looks OK, except for the background grey seems not to fill the whole screen.

I closed and reopened the file, now it opens without the corrupt error.

Im using Mach 3.042.030 and MachScreen 1.37c
425  Mach Discussion / Finished Screens / Re: Image button over a Label on: February 04, 2010, 09:25:33 PM
I tried it, and it crashed the program. I got to the point of having the dialog open showing both elements, side by side.  I made a couple corrections of the sizes to make them exactly the same , then when I hit the Swap button it crashed, with the 'send error report" dialog.

This was with the latest version, 1.37a

I tried it a second time, and it did not crash, and it now works as I want, I  can click the label and it changes state.

thanks, MachScreen is a gem.
426  Mach Discussion / Finished Screens / Image button over a Label on: February 03, 2010, 09:44:31 PM
I want to put a button over a label- its the label that shows feed/in or feed/rev and I want to overlay it with the button that toggles it.

Ive tried and it looks like a label overpowers the image button. I made the image button a transparent png button

Anyone know how to do this?
427  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Conversational Wizard Problem on: February 02, 2010, 08:51:17 PM
There have been a number of bug fix versions of the wizards since the days of machV1.90

The latest wizards are now V2.83 see the section of this forum on Newfangled to get the latest version. Note that some recent versions of the Mach install have had an older (2.79) set of wizards. The version number will appear in the upper right cornet of teh first wizards screen
428  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: 3D Printer: Extruder on: January 29, 2010, 09:43:33 PM
I started to do some work with this. I bought the extruder control board from makerbot and did some reading about hooking it up to my mill.

I got turned off after looking at all the parts beng made- they are really rather crude. Its neat to be able to make something this way, But Id like to be able to print parts that could become patterns for casting and everything Ive seen is much to coarse to be usable.

There was one of the thingvers units running at Cabin fever and I got to handle some of the parts it made and they were not very impressive.

I think if you make the extruded filament fine enough to make smooth parts it will require days of run time to build up anything interesting.

I may still move ahead on this, but for now Im kind of put off by it.
429  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: CUT RECTANGLE on: January 12, 2010, 08:27:46 PM
Glad you figured out your problem. I am going to try hard to get Brian to update his copy of the wizards so he stops sending out 2.79. We have done it a couple times and somehow he always winds up going back.

I am looking at dong lathe wizards. I have a lathe nearly ready to run. When its running Ill need some wizards. Im going to focus on the idea of a semi-automatic lathe, more of an automated manual lathe.  If you have a turning center you need real CAM software, but for simple tasks on a semi-automatic lathe wizards seem right.
430  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: CUT RECTANGLE on: January 07, 2010, 10:25:41 AM
Wow, that does sound like a long job.

There is no single wizard to do something like this, and I think its a bit beyond the idea of wizards. I see them as a way to do a simple, quick job.

My first reaction is I would have done this job by using a CAD program to make the layout, then something like Sheetcam or Cut2d to make the gcode.

One way to do it with wizards would be to use the rectangular hole array wizard to create all the  code for the array, then edit that code to drop in the code to make a slot instead of a simple hole. One problem might be that the hole routine uses canned drill cycles, you might have to hack that code a bit, but at least the wizard could generate all the base geometery.

There is also a nesting wizard, not part of the newfangled set that might work. You could use the newfangled to generate the slot code, then the nest wizard to make the array of slots.

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