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491  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 08, 2011, 03:17:07 AM
Wes,

It would be nice if the tool list took into account the tool offset as well for the displayed too name. Something like Hood did:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,17093.msg116321.html#msg116321

But I don't know how to practically do this for all the combination possible. Instead I hope that in your Tool Setup DRO the displayed tool name is tied to the offset number and not the tool number.

By the way, I think that tool radius compensation doesn't work well in MachTurn. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Dan
492  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 06, 2011, 09:30:52 AM
Absolutely, Wes. Have been planning to replace mine with a touch screen for a l-o-o-n-g time. With your screen I will have a good reason to finally get one Smiley

Dan
493  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 05, 2011, 01:23:24 PM
Wes,

Just the way I like it - an MDI on the main screen. Again, it's just easier for me to use the keyboard than grabbing the mouse and looking for the button. I agree though that the screenset perfectly suits a touch-screen.

By the way, I don't switch G94/G95 from the MDI for the loaded program. I do so when I use the MDI for manual turning. And since with your screen, setting the tools seems to be done from the Cycle screen I figured I needed to set the feed mode before programming something like G1 Z-10.

Anyway, just my way of doing things.

Dan
494  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: September 05, 2011, 10:10:54 AM
Hi Wes,

For me personally an MDI is a must on every screen. Don't like switching between screens just because I want to change a tool for instance - I have an automatic turret and I must call my custom M6Start macro to change tools. This is just an example, I also use the MDI for all sorts of other stuff like changing the feedrate or switching between G94 and G95 or setting a spindle speed. I don't have a touch screen so it's much faster for me to use the keyboard than reaching for the mouse to click on buttons.

Dan
495  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project. on: September 02, 2011, 01:35:24 AM
Actually no Tweakie - I figured it was about that small, judging by the zoom level (background is quite blurred Wink ).

The reason for my question in the first place was you saying it was cut from wood. It looks not more than 0.5mm thickness... didn't you mean to say "paper"? Cheesy

By the way, the size adds very much to its charm.

Dan

496  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project. on: September 01, 2011, 12:13:06 PM
Nice, Tweakie. What's the size?

Dan
497  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( What you have made with your CNC machine.) / Re: Cylinder Heads on: September 01, 2011, 02:27:39 AM
Hi Steve,

Been a fantastic thread to follow. The photos of your progress almost made me feel like I was building it Smiley

Thanks,
Dan
498  Mach Discussion / FAQs / Re: Losing Steps or something on: August 30, 2011, 03:16:26 AM
Hi Pete,

Don't know how it would be a resolution issue since the Smooth Stepper obviously hasn't change that. But what matter I guess is you got it working correctly now Smiley

Dan
499  Mach Discussion / FAQs / Re: Losing Steps or something on: August 29, 2011, 02:10:11 AM
Hi Peter,

The strange thing about your experience is losing position on an axis which has not been used. This sounds like a problem in wiring (internal one in the PP card? Not likely, I think, being on 2 computers) such that each time there is a direction signal in one of the axes (probably X since your direction changes where in X?) it somehow finds its way to the step line. May be your outputs were not pulled down (or up) and the Smooth Stepper takes care of this.

Dan
500  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: New IPS (Interactive Programming System) Professional Screen for Turn on: August 26, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
What was the first version to include this new DRO so I can make sure I add a note on the screen option setting?

Mach3 v3.043.038 as per the change log.

Dan
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