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141  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: May 02, 2014, 02:28:48 PM
Thanks Brett.

Dan
142  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views on: May 02, 2014, 01:09:41 PM
This is real nice Scott. Next thing would be allowing setting "Jog Follow" independently for each view.... Wink

Dan
143  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: May 02, 2014, 12:44:16 PM
Worked on a quick little routine this morning while watching the news.

I like to know the percent of completion the program I am running.


That's really cool Vince. Very neat.
This just shows % of total lines of code irrespective of the actual time it takes for the file to complete, right ?
If so, how difficult would it be to do similar by displaying a running  % of TIME remaining ?

Very interesting, thanks for posting,
Russ
 Smiley


Yes, this is a nice thing. Thanks for sharing, Craig.

But, could we keep this thread strictly for Mach4 bug reports and related comments? And open new threads for other topics. Otherwise the thread is getting cluttered with all sorts of other things and the bugs are getting missed by Brian and Steve and it's not leading to anywhere.

Dan
144  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: May 02, 2014, 06:36:42 AM
Asked this before, but it again got missed - is there a way to have the DRO's persistent like it is in Mach3?

Also, a few other things:

1. Are there no settings for CV like there used to be in Mach3?
2. While running a program, all the buttons under the the File Ops tab should be grayed out or at least shouldn't do anything if clicked on, like it is in Mach3. Clicking one of them in Mach3 returns a message that you should first Stop the programme running.
3. Can the file loader be made to remember the last location and not default to the root directory of Mach4?
4.

Dan
145  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: May 02, 2014, 06:32:29 AM
MACH Config - Input signals tab - first column is not resizable - text truncated

Don't see it here...
146  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 29, 2014, 01:21:17 PM
Hey guys, why not open a separate thread for the LPT topic and discuss this there. Why cluttering this thread which was supposed to be for Mach4 comments...

Dan
147  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 28, 2014, 01:46:50 AM
Is there a setting for persistent DROs after restarting Mach4, like there is in Mach3?

Dan
148  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 28, 2014, 01:38:24 AM
Yes, noticed that, but again not as good for touch screens. Also, the behaviour of DROs not quiet clear with the introduction of the cursor. Fill in a number in the X DRO, hit Enter and the cursor moves to the Y DRO, allowing you to fill in numbers, but not allowing you to save them with the Enter key...? The cursor ahould have disappeared after hitting Enter in the X DRO I think...

Anyway, it is my opinion that a cursor type DROs in a machine control system is not as practical and is a source for machine operator's mistakes.

Dan
149  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 27, 2014, 01:19:05 PM
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the response. For your convenience, below is a quote of my previous post. To summarize it, there are three points:

1. DRO entry. Highlighting the number in the DRO by single click.
2. For touch screen users, adding the auto-calculator like in Mach3.
3. A small bug under  Config -> Homing/Softlimits

Dan

I find entering numbers in the DROs rather inconvenient comparing to how it used to be in Mach3 where a single click would highlight the whole number. Now you have to highlight the the number with the mouse. While it's the typical Windows way to do this, I think it is not suitable for a machine control. When I do it in the web browser or google, for instance, sometimes the whole string doesn't get highlighted and there is a character left (sure it happened to you a few times) and then you notice the mistake when you see the wrong search result. In a machine control this type of mistake could have more devastating outcome. Also this way of doing things is completely not suitable for a touch screen.

And speaking of touch screens, there is the very handy auto calculator that pops up in Mach3 and is very handy with touch screens. Eliminating wondering between the keyboard, mouse and screen.

Also posted this one earlier but it seems it slipped unnoticed:

Under Config -> Homing/Softlimits, mouse clicking in the Soft Enable column doen't toggle states. You have to input from the keyboard '0' or '1' to toggle states.

Dan

Dan
150  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 26, 2014, 06:30:43 AM
Hi Brian,

Are you taking notes of the comments and reports, or are they getting consistently missed...? What's the purpose of this thread then anyway? Would be nice of you (or Steve) could confirm that a comment posted has been noted.

Dan
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