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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: calico on April 10, 2011, 09:32:33 PM

Title: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 10, 2011, 09:32:33 PM
I can not find the function key or other way.
how you view the toolpath display "Front, side, bottom" etc ?
I know using mouse to rotate, but I need exact "front"  view ?

thanks
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: BR549 on April 10, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
I only know of the top veiw and panaramic view toggle then use the mouse to rotate in 3d.

(;-) TP
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 10, 2011, 10:20:09 PM
so am I
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 11, 2011, 08:51:11 PM
There is no one replay ?

there is no way to view this ?
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: Tweakie.CNC on April 12, 2011, 02:49:05 AM
There is no one replay ?

there is no way to view this ?

As Terry says - hold the left mouse button and drag the image.

If you want to get into programming the function keys with VB and using the screen designer then fine but it is hardly worth all that effort as the mouse system works well.

Tweakie.
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: Hood on April 12, 2011, 04:09:44 AM
No way as far as I know, just the rotate or Iso as you say.
Hood
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 12, 2011, 09:03:01 AM
thank you guys,
I thought I miss this "function keys".

I think this should put on the next update ?
don't you think this is necessary ? or it's just me who needs it ?

Cheers
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: Hood on April 12, 2011, 09:29:05 AM
Personally I dont need it or see a need for it but others may think differently, you being one ;) For me there are much more important things such as Turn getting some long overdue work done to it.

Hood
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 12, 2011, 10:36:14 AM
the reason I need it is because I just want to double check the depth before I cut accurately by looking at the toolpath "front".

mostly when I use mouse to drag to front, the toolpath is just disappear, I think it's too close to view.

anyway, is not a big deal.
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: Hood on April 12, 2011, 10:43:44 AM
Will the Z extents on the Toolpath screen not tell you that, or is it differing depths you want?
You can zoom in and out on the toolpath view if thats what you are meaning by it disapearing.
Hood
Title: Re: how to view front,side,back on toolpath display with function key ?
Post by: calico on April 12, 2011, 08:44:31 PM
yes, if I zoom in too much it disappear