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21  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
22  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
23  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
24  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
25  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
26  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
27  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
28  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP wiring outputs and MPG module config on: January 10, 2014, 01:59:28 PM
Ah... so it's the MPG module slowing down the response. The Feedhold button is also attached to it so probably that one too.

This is the VB example they sent:

'10V = 4095 / 0V = 0
'IN 0
a = GetInput(80)
SetOEMDro(800, a)    'Dro X
'IN 1
b = GetInput(81)
SetOEMDro(801, b)    'Dro Y
'IN 2
c = GetInput(82)
SetOEMDro(802, c)    'Dro Z
'IN 3
d = GetInput(83)
SetOEMDro(803, d)      'Dro 4  


Dan
29  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP wiring outputs and MPG module config on: January 10, 2014, 10:04:58 AM
Communication is VERY poor with them. Asked them about accessing the I/O from within a brain, but instead got a VB example. Probably could do the rapid override in VB, but think it would be much slower than a brain.

Hood, talking about speed, I was very disappointed with the rather slow response of the feedhold with the IP-S. Also FRO and SRO are pretty slow to respond. Just wanted to confirm it's the same for you. With the SS, for instance, with the controller frequency set to 4Khz, the feedhold and FRO respond almost instantaneously.

Dan
30  Third party software and hardware support forums. / CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP wiring outputs and MPG module config on: January 01, 2014, 02:33:23 PM
Ah.... didn't know that... thanks!

Dan
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