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Mach Discussion => Mach Screens => Topic started by: zealous on April 16, 2006, 03:42:14 PM

Title: Touch screen Jog window
Post by: zealous on April 16, 2006, 03:42:14 PM
Hi, I was wondering if any one has or will create an additional screen in Mach2/3 for jogging with a touch screen monitor.
Being able to just use a monitor would simplify things.

The idea would be:
1. A screen with big buttons to controll the "jog mode" between "step and cont."
2. Being able to control the "cycle jog steps"
3. Turning the "jog mode" on or off.
4. Big arrows to move the machine in X,Y,Z,A
5. A key pad to enter numbers in the "step jog mode" Fields
6.Zeroing out X,Y,Z,A
It would be nice to keep Mach2/3 the way they are and add a tab for "touch Screen"
Would any one be able to create this? Would it be useful to anyone?
Title: Re: Touch screen Jog window
Post by: zealous on April 26, 2006, 04:37:54 AM
I've created a "Easy Touchscreen" screen for Mach 3
                    (Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4)

*The screen is for "3 axis machines"

*The screen has been simplified.

*Jog on screen.

*Zoom in and out on screen.

*The screen has a step by step process of completing a job from G-code to machining.

-Coming soon:
*nice clean buttons and backround
*Ref home will zero Z than Y than X
*Numeric Key pad/Calculator

It has big buttons and a simple interface. I cleared out any thing that my machine didn't have and add a few functions that made it possable for me not to need a mouse. You can jog from the screen and zoom in and out and pan with out a keyboard.

I must say that ARTSOFT has made the screen designer a super easy way to create your own screens. I am impressed with the all of ARTSOFT's programs and a very happy owner and member :D

Please add to the screen or give me comments to what it needs.

*I'll be adding nice clean buttons and backround soon

Title: Re: Touch screen Jog window
Post by: ynneb on April 26, 2006, 08:10:26 AM
You've done well. I wish i had a touch screen to test it with.

There has been a touch screen in that past but it seems to have dissapeared.

Yours will do nicely. Keep up the developement.