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491  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: October 11, 2011, 05:44:13 AM
Hi Wes,

Something I had forgotten to mention before I started this run of parts - would you consider adding a parts counter DRO? Should be fairly simple and you already have a macropump anyway so will only have to look at the Cycle button being activated and count it.

Another thing which may not be that simple is a total elapsed time DRO (from the moment Mach loads). It has to be zero-able. Together with the part counter it can be a very valuable tool for high volume runs.

Dan
492  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: October 11, 2011, 04:06:28 AM
Thanks, but aside from some critics I haven't done much... It's Wes who you wanted to address the compliment to Wink

Dan
493  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project. on: September 16, 2011, 09:29:31 AM
Very interesting Tweakie. Thanks for showing.

Was it at the laser's max power or were you limited by the top feedrate of the machine? And how is it that the laser doesn't leave burnt edges?

Dan
494  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 14, 2011, 03:32:32 AM
Not that I am aware of, but often people have a stable setup and are just not willing to take the chance involved in upgrading to a new version (which makes sense to me).

Dan
495  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 14, 2011, 02:43:54 AM
By "recently", Hood was meaning the recent addition of DRO 245. Up until recently this DRO was not implemented.

Dan
496  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 13, 2011, 11:31:23 PM
In all screens I will be giving the option to set both the tool number and the offset. This will allow you to do whatever method you desire. If the offset is 0 it will be set the same as the tool. this should make everyone happy. Smiley

Wes,

As I previously said, just make sure the name of the tool is tied to the offset number (yy in Txxyy). I think it wouldn't affect the new tol numbering while it would be beneficial for the old one.

Dan
497  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 13, 2011, 11:28:32 PM
Oh... Thanks Hood. It didn't come to my mind. So I can program T0404 for the turret and T1010 for the gang tool and the turret won't rotate.

Dan
498  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 13, 2011, 07:32:54 AM
Had a job today which reminded me why I needed to use different offsets for same tool. I have a gang tooling plate which I sometimes mount and use in conjunction with the turret. Use this mainly for high volume jobs where every second matters to avoid wasting time on the turret indexing. So one tool is used from the turret and another two are from the gang tooling plate. In this instance the 3 tools are:

T0404
T0441
T0442

Since the tool is the same the turret doesn't rotate and allows only changing the offset for each tool.

Dan
499  Mach Discussion / VB and the development of wizards / Re: Need help with a simple macro on: September 13, 2011, 06:24:52 AM
Hi,

This should do what you want:

x = GetUserDRO ( 1200 )
z = GetUserDRO ( 1201 )
code "G53G0 X" &x & "Z" &z

Dan
500  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 11, 2011, 11:32:15 PM
Ah... no problem, Hood Grin
Anyhow, you're good in VB if you managed to make it work without "Mod" Smiley

Dan
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