Screensets

Screensets are different interfaces that can be created for Mach3. Screensets for Mach3Mill use a .set extension and screensets for Mach3Turn use a .lset extension. All screensets should be saved in the Mach3 installation directory (typically C:\Mach3). Using a screenset is as simple as opening Mach3, clicking on View – Load Screens, and then selecting the desired screen. The screensets available for download here come in 1 of 3 formats: .m3s, .zip, or .swf. The installation procedure for each format is slightly different.

.m3s

.m3s is a special Mach3-specific format designed especially for screensets. These files can only be used with Mach3 version 1.90 or later. Using an .m3s file is fairly straightfoward:
  • Download the file
  • Double-click the file (this should pop up a “Screenset Installed” message after which the .m3s file will automatically disappear)
  • Open Mach3 and load the screens like normal

.zip

.zip files are the ordinary compressed/archived filetype commonly used throughout the internet.
  • Download the file
  • Extract the contents of the file. Typically there will be a .set (or .lset) file as well as a directory full of graphics
  • Copy the .set file into the Mach3 installation directory (typically C:\Mach3)
  • Copy the graphic directory into the Mach3\Bitmaps folder (this may vary with some sets)
  • Open Mach3 and load the screens like normal

.swf

.swf are Flash screens designed to be used with the Flash plugin .
  • Download the file
  • Copy the .swf file into the Mach3 installation directory (typically C:\Mach3)
  • Open Mach3 and load the screens like normal

Screen Designers

Klaus’ MachScreen

  • The latest, most robust screen designer for Mach. (available after the jump under the Projects menu).

Screen4

  • A scrolling Screen Designer, unzip to the Mach3 folder.

Mach3Screen Designer and ScreenTweak

  • The Original Mach3 Screen Designer.

3 Axis Router Screen

3 Axis Router Screen

3 Axis Router Screen

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Author

Gerry

Version

1.00

Feedback

New Router Screen Thread

Special Features

  • There is no toolpath on the Run screen. The reason for this is that CPU usage is about 75% lower without the toolpath on the screen, and when your cutting, you’re usually looking at the machine, not the screen. This should make this screen run better on slower PC’s than the standard screens.
  • Unzip all the .png files to Mach3\Bitmaps\Router\ and put the Router.set file in the Mach3 folder.
  • It’s setup for spindle to use Output 1 and Coolant Output 2.

3 Axis Simple Screen

6 Axis Screen

Aqua Screenset

Benny’s Screen

Blue Screenset for Lathes

Blue Screenset for Mills

Coil Winder Screenset

Coil Winder Screenset

Coil Winder Screenset

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Author

Benny, Brian, et al.

Version

Incomplete

Feedback

Coil Winder Thread

Special Features

  • Will drive a coil winding machine
  • Your input and help needed!

Calypso Ventures

Coil Winder Screenset

DBAG.jpg

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Author

Calypso Ventures

Version

2.0

Feedback

http://www.calypsoventures.com/forums

Special Features

  • A family of visually and work flow consistent interface screens that also provide enhanced functionality for Mach
  • Free personal use and paid professional use versions available.
  • Logical work flow; all needed controls easily accessible on every operational page (Machine status, Modes, MDI, jogging etc).
  • Carefully designed to optimize Machine operator interface via consistent use of color keying and control behavior.
  • Designed to accommodate (red/green) color blind operators.
  • Extensive documentation. Includes user acclaimed detailed operation/reference manuals, installation quick starts and full Mach technical reference manuals.
  • Fully customizable; core real draw graphic sources included.
  • Support for Mill, Lathe and Mill-Turn operations.

German Screenset

German Screenset

German Screenset

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Author

Christoph Selig

Version

1.00

Feedback

No Feedback

Special Features

Italian Screenset

Italian Screenset (English)

Italian Screenset (English)

Italian Screenset (English)

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Author

Giordano Cantori

Version

2.00

Feedback

Italian Screenset Thread

Special Features

  • English version of the Italian Screenset 2.0
  • Milling Screenset
  • Run Setup.exe to install

Italian Screenset (French)

Italian Screenset (French)

Italian Screenset (French)

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Author

Giordano Cantori

Version

3.00

Feedback

Italian Screenset Thread

Special Features

  • French version of the Italian Screenset 2.0
  • Milling Screenset
  • Run Setup.exe to install

iMach Screenset

iMach Screenset

iMach Screenset

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Author

VistaCNC

Version

1.01

Feedback

email: support at vistacnc dot com

Special Features

  • Easy operation of a CNC with most necessary operations are concentrated to the first “Main” page
  • Support iMach pendant
  • Screen layout customizable and function expandable
  • First page skin selectable

Mach3 2010

Mach3 2010

Mach3 2010

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Author

Gerry

Version

1.1

Feedback

Mach3 2010 Thread

Special Features

  • Gives Mach3 the look and feel of a “Windows” application.
  • Auto Tool Zero for multiple tools – Designed mainly for router use, 2010 incorporates auto tool zero for multiple tools. Zero the initial tool, and subsequent tools are zeroed automatically after being changed. This makes tool changes very quick and easy, approaching the ease of use of an automatic tool changer. No measuring, and no tooltable length entry is required. Just load the tool and go! Toolchanges during program execution now require only a single button press! If you spend a lot of time changing tools, you need this screen! (Both metric and imperial units supported.)
  • Huge toolpath display!
  • Large, easily readable position DRO’s (both machine and work coordinates) as well as Distance, IJ, and CV mode, current units and offset on all screens.
  • Capable of jogging on all screens, with quick changing of both jog speed and step increments to user defined settings, using one set of shortcut keys.
  • MDI available on all screens.
  • Flyout Diagnostics screen, with additional space for user LED’s – Note: Mach3 limitation causes MDI to be hidden when Diagnostics screen is open, but it is still functional.
  • User definable Park position.
  • Both 3 axis (shown) and 4 axis versions included.
  • Includes XY Probing Wizard.
  • English and French versions available.

Mach3 Flash

Mach3 Flash

Mach3 Flash

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Author

Zealous

Version

Test

Feedback

Flash Screens Thread

Special Features

  • The first of the Flash Screens
  • More screens available in the Flash Screens Thread

Mach3 Tool Setter by Big-Tex

Mach Blue Probing by Big-Tex

Mach3 Tool Setter by Big-Tex

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Author

Thomas aka Big-Tex

Version

3.4

Feedback

Mach Blue Probing, New Version Thread

Special Features

Credits for designing blue screen go to MrBean and SantiniUK.


Big-Tex modifications include the following:

  • Easy learning curve
  • Designed for routers (flood deleted)
  • Safest and easiest tool zeroing for multiple tool changes without ATC
  • Easy jog-and-point X and Y zeroing (working coordinates)
  • Added shortcuts include:
    • Initial Setup (Ctrl+Z)
    • Zero Tool Setup (Alt+Z)
    • Laser On (Ctrl+L)
    • Laser Zero (Alt+L)
  • Rewritten probe tool
  • Updated screen layout with spindle control – now it can be used with Super PID
  • Updated graphics
  • User defined retract
  • User defined park position
  • Added DROS
  • Updated scripts
  • Used and tested by users on all continents
  • No changes needed to post processor
  • Reliable and safe in Metric and Imperial units

I would like to thank all users for compliments and great feedback.

Multi Interface ScreenSet 2013

Multi Interface ScreenSet 2013

Multi Interface ScreenSet 2013

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Author

Per B. Jeppesen Denmark

Version

1.0

Feedback

pbj(at)oncable(dot)dk

Special Features

  • Multi Interface: Touch, Mouse, Keyboard
  • For Touch displays from 7″ and up to more than 24″
  • Consists of 10 different native resolutions from 800×480 to 1920×1080
  • Each set consists of 26 pages/Screens, more menu based, simpler to use, easy navigation through main menu
  • All Run functions are on one screen, all Load functions on one screen, Feed, Tools, Spindle is on one screen, and so on
  • ToolPath Navigation: Move, Zoom, Rotate(Orbit) with your finger in the toolpath display
  • Virtual CNC Keyboard Numeric and Letters and a Calculator
  • All buttons are the same size: large and easy for touch
  • Simple manual jog flyout for live jogging all six axes, a panel for incremental jogging all six axes, and a “Save And Go” screen with 8 memories for all 6 axes
  • Tools for all kinds of ToolZero, both if you already have a ToolZero Switch and if want a good system: there is a Large switch guide, ideas for how to build your own switch for no cost to more complex switch ideas

There are three screens containing ToolZero:

  • A manual / semi-automatic system to reset the tool relative to the material or part for all 6 axis
  • A system for reset tool XY relative to a fixture and homing switch
  • If you switch the tool manually, for each tool change there is a fully-automatic tool control system for tool reset of Z-axis with 4 different methods/macros so all switching systems are covered, and using several tools is now a pleasure
  • Special Machine screen with a more graphical view of all axis and a Special fast homing system
  • “Stop To Be Continued” system where you at any time in the middle of a large job just press a button to stop the machine and everything is saved and for example next day with a few button presses can continue from the exact same place where it stopped

Many small handy features:

  • A button on main screen for opening a text file for your notes (it always opens the same file so you always have your notes close to hands)
  • Quick Setup: which is a shortcut through menus for quick setup
  • Buttons for output on run screens and input LED – good to manually start the spindle, pumps, etc.
  • Button to zero all machine coords – good for offline testing where toolpath easily comes out of focus

With lost unit, you can see your machine accuracy and detect future wear or slope

PBJ ScreenSet 2012 for Mill

PBJ ScreenSet 2012 for Mill

PBJ ScreenSet 2012 for Mill

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Author

Per B. Jeppesen

Denmark

Version

1.0

Feedback

pbj(at)oncable(dot)dk

Special Features

The idea of a new ScreenSet was partly to get a more symmetrical layout which could thereby make room for a few more functions and all 6 axes, and even larger toolpath display on all pages, but still keep the same simple and inspiring environment with the same well functional features such as Mach3 standard screenset contains. And at the same time allow for multiple skin and an opportunity also to use MACH3 on a larger screen with a great graphics resolutions. All 6 axes are implemented on all screenset pages, without it seeming crowded, this is convenient since many Stepper Cards come with both 5 and 6 axis, this is convenient for other automation functions such as Tool change.

  • More symmetrical layout.
  • Realistic 3D graphics. The same graphics environment style is echoed on all pages.
  • All 6 axis implemented in all pages.
  • Two screen resolutions the standard size 1024×768 and 1400×1050 for larger screens.
  • Ability to customize own functions and still keep the same layout design.
  • A new page design – Simple Run – with a very large toolpath display and only the main functions.
  • 3 output buttons on / off on the main page to manually turn on/off external cooling pumps, etc.
  • 4 input led on the main page for status or warnings.
  • Manual Jog “wheel” (TAB) with all 6 axes implemented.
  • The layout of buttons, dro, and displays are different but names and functions are still the same as Mach3 standard screenset.
  • Inspiring environment with different skin / background graphics, something for every taste.

Pink Screenset

Silver/Blue Screenset for Lathes

Silver/Blue Screenset for Mills

SwissU (French)

SwissU (French)

SwissU (French)

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Author

SwissSteph

Version

1.0.1

Feedback

4 Axis Simple Screen Thread

Special Features

  • Full French (entièrement en français)
  • Milling Screenset designed for a touch screen
  • Installation instructions: unzip “.zip” file and run “.exe” file

Touch Screen