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21  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
22  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
23  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
24  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
25  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 25, 2014, 10:01:07 AM
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
26  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo on: April 24, 2014, 01:59:10 PM
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
27  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Another Emco Lathe Project on: February 01, 2014, 12:53:14 PM
Nice lathe, Pete. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Dan
28  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP wiring outputs and MPG module config on: January 10, 2014, 02:11:12 PM
OK. Will try a macropump. Besides I am much more fond of VB than Brains anyway Wink

Dan
29  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Just got a lathe to retrofit on: January 10, 2014, 02:06:32 PM
This is a very nice feature!

Dan
30  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP wiring outputs and MPG module config on: January 10, 2014, 02:01:02 PM
Oh... and also got an example VB for an analogue out:

'OUT 0
a = 4095
SetModOutput(80, a)    '10V  Max DAC
a = 0
SetModOutput(80, a)   '0V  Min DAC


'OUT 1
b = 4095
SetModOutput(81, b)    '10V  Max DAC
b = 0
SetModOutput(81, b)   '0V  Min DAC

Dan
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