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21  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How many people are using Mach4 on: October 12, 2015, 01:36:31 AM
Yes, but as Gerry has noted, they are working on adding new features, and such features that most users don't even need, instead of the known bugs being addressed and widely desired features being added (CV for instance).

Mdog - what do you mean by VFD control? It's up to the controller to be able to output anaolgue 0-10V. Also, what's about the PLC, I don't get it?

Dan
22  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How many people are using Mach4 on: October 10, 2015, 11:44:33 PM
Agree with you, Gerry. Where is the change log?

Interesting input form you, Grimey. Wasn't aware of all these bugs....

Dan

23  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How many people are using Mach4 on: October 10, 2015, 06:03:38 AM
Hi DazTheGas,

Thanks for the feedback. I understand you're using ESS.

We'll what others have to say.

Dan
24  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / How many people are using Mach4 on: October 10, 2015, 02:50:25 AM
Hi,

I am looking at implementing Mach4 on a machine currently running Mach3, but there's just not enough
feedback out there to judge about its reliability. Wonder how many people are using Mach4? And what do you think feature suppot wise and reliability wise?

Thanks,
Dan
25  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Executing Gcode from LUA on: June 02, 2015, 04:14:51 AM
I will be writing a macro for probing, so will see if I manage it OK.

Dan
26  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 OSX Version in the future... on: May 30, 2015, 02:07:33 PM
Yeah... I know what you mean ;-)

Dan
27  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 OSX Version in the future... on: May 30, 2015, 01:33:55 PM
This is the impression I was getting - Mach4 is pretty much complete and its the motion controllers that have to be suited. I asked Brian some time ago what's left to add to Mach4 and he said it was threading for lathe, so I guess that with that done (in a week from now by the impression I am getting from Brian), it's all going to be up to the plugin developers of the motion controllers.

Dan
28  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: G31.1, G31.2, G31.3 working? on: May 30, 2015, 11:49:52 AM
I've been playing with the probing code posted by Brian on the Yahoo group. It works fine and you have control of how the data in the output file is formatted - comma separated, having XYZ prefix before the coordinates, omitting particular axis, etc. For your convenience, here is the orginal code Brian posted:

function M401()
inst = mc.mcGetInstance();
    -- create the wxFrame window
    mainframe = wx.wxFrame( wx.NULL,          -- no parent
                        wx.wxID_ANY,          -- whatever for wxWindow ID
                        "Mach4 Bolt Hole Wizard", -- frame caption
                        wx.wxDefaultPosition, -- place the frame in default position
                        wx.wxDefaultSize,     -- default frame size
                        wx.wxDEFAULT_FRAME_STYLE ) -- use default frame styles

    -- create a panel in the frame
    panel = wx.wxPanel(mainframe, wx.wxID_ANY)--We are not going to show it but we need to have this to use the File dialog

local file = wx.wxFileDialog(panel, "Select Probe File", "", "", "Text files (*.txt)|*.txt|Tap files (*.tap)|*.tap",
                             wx.wxFD_SAVE,wx.wxDefaultPosition,wx.wxDefaultSize, "File Dialog" );
        if(file:ShowModal() == wx.wxID_OK)then
            local path = file:GetPath() 
            wx.wxMessageBox(tostring(path))
            mc.mcCntlProbeFileOpen(inst, path, "X%.3AXIS_X Y%.3AXIS_Y Z%.3AXIS_Z \r\n", true);
        end

end

if (mc.mcInEditor() == 1) then
    M401()
end


You have to put it in a file and name it M401.mcs

To close the file, in a file named M400.mcs put this code:

function M400()
inst = mc.mcGetInstance();
mc.mcCntlProbeFileClose( inst );
end

if (mc.mcInEditor() == 1) then
    M400()
end




Dan
29  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 OSX Version in the future... on: May 30, 2015, 11:38:08 AM
Hi Gerry,

I started playing with MAch4 a couple of weeks ago. Looks a fairly complete software to me, apart of some little annoying 'bugs'. Not put it to extensive testing of all features, but from what I've seen I got the above impression. Could you tell me what makes you say it is not complete and it will take another year? I know lathe is not finished, but is being worked on and 'should' be finished in a week...

Dan
30  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Executing Gcode from LUA on: May 29, 2015, 01:23:16 AM
Thanks for explaining this Steve. So I get it that if I had several lines of Gcode I wanted to execute I'd have to concatenate them as a string like in the examples? 

Dan
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