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141  Support / MACH TOOL BOX / Re: Button Script to search through active Gcode File for NEXT Tool change on: March 11, 2013, 02:33:04 AM
Yes, Craig kindly sent me this code a couple of days ago and it works well and I even like the way it sets next line and reports the new with the previous one. But like you, Terry, I haven't yet figured how exactly it works.

That idea of looking for a "(" is nice, but sometimes I am lazy when adding comments manually so use the ";" character instead. Should I be able to look for it as well and then for a CR to reset the flag?

Dan
142  Support / MACH TOOL BOX / Re: Button Script to search through active Gcode File for NEXT Tool change on: March 10, 2013, 11:41:12 AM
Hey Terry,

Thanks for the code!

Doing for Turn, what if we OR gated the following in the If statement: "T0" OR "T1" OR "T2". True, not an elegant way, but it will do what's needed. And I don't have tools on the lathe past 29. If I had I could just add another one to the OR: "T3" and so on...

Dan
143  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products on: March 08, 2013, 01:45:45 PM
Hood,

What MAch version did produce good threads? Was it 057? Or an earlier one?

Dan
144  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Laser modulation signal? on: March 07, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
Charlie,

If you meant the PWM, then it has nothing to do with Mach3. What provides this is the Smooth Stepper external controller, which does it locally in its hardware. With the parallel port you cannot do this.

Anyway, as mentioned by others above, I would guess that you may not really need this for the things you're looking to do.

Dan
145  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Lathe Feedrate Problem on: March 07, 2013, 01:33:40 PM
Hi John,

Glad you got it solved.

Dan
146  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Laser modulation signal? on: March 07, 2013, 12:52:17 AM
Hi Charlie,

For switching the laser ON and OFF there are the M10Px and M11Px commands. See this thread for details:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,23636.0.html

For the feed proportional PWM thing your asking, it cannot be done with the parallel port, but the Smooth Stepper offers this feature.

Dan
147  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Lathe Feedrate Problem on: March 07, 2013, 12:40:58 AM
See this thread for the problems with the current version:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,23835.0.html

Dan
148  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Lathe Feedrate Problem on: March 06, 2013, 03:18:07 PM
Go in ports and pins and under Spindle set sufficient time for spin up and down.

Also ver .066 is reported to be bad so wouldn't suggest using it.

Dan
149  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: 23" monitor on: March 05, 2013, 01:39:15 PM
Yes. Either that or reloading the screen in Mach3.

Dan
150  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: 23" monitor on: March 05, 2013, 01:30:06 AM
Under General Config -> Screen Control tick the Auto Screen Enlarge option.

Dan
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