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Screen designer tips and tutorials / LED for Polar/Cartesian Coordinates
« on: September 07, 2014, 02:51:22 AM »
I am decent with making my own screensets using MachScreen, but I can't seem to figure out how I might accomplish this.

I have recently been using polar coordinates in my G-Code. I find it would be handy to have an LED to indicate if Polar (G16) or Cartesian (G15) coordinates is active. I looked through the OEM codes for LEDs and didn't find anything that showed an already existing LED.

So my thinking is that I can look for "G15" or "G16" in the "Mode" label using VB script, but it doesn't look like the label is available to VB like a DRO is.

Does anyone have any ideas for how to test for a specific G-Code to be used to set an LED?

Mach Screens / Re: Looking for a screen seen before...
« on: January 14, 2013, 05:36:10 PM »
Is this what you are thinking of?


Scroll down to bottom....

Thanks Nick,
But "No FRO on Queue" is already unchecked. :(

Thanks for confirming it works for you.... ;)

I have Ver 3.043.022. I thought it was the lockdown version. I'll look into upgrading.

Over the years there have been a LOT of things that I can get to work HERE on my setup that does NOT always work elsewhere on THEIR Machines
Aaahh.... now I understand. It seems this is another one of those times. :(

I have done just as you instruct. The LED comes on, but no change in feedrate....

Thanks TP!

Thanks for the explanation TP. ;)

I tried it on my machine and it has zero effect, even though the LED indicates it is active.

I don't get why you say:

They still work "Here"

with quotation marks around the word "Here".  ???

Am I missing something?

I found these OEM Codes:

OEM LED 113           Alternative feedrate in use (see OEM DRO 122) LED
OEM Button 299       Toggle bypass feed (enables value in OEM DRO 122)
OEM DRO 122          Feed rate ignoring that set in F word DRO

I added a button to my screen but it doesn't seem to work. The OEM LED works, and seems to indicate the alternate feedrate is active, but it doesn't change the feedrate.

Is anybody familiar with this feature?

Machscreen Screen Designer / Re: "Dry Run" button
« on: June 12, 2012, 12:43:20 AM »
Please let us know IF you ever find what the DRO was for.


I stumbled upon this OEM Button:
OEM Button 299              Toggle bypass feed (enables value in OEM DRO 122)

And OEM DRO 122:
OEM DRO 122                  Feed rate ignoring that set in F word DRO

Along with OEM LED 113:
OEM LED 113                   Alternative feedrate in use (see OEM DRO 122)

I'm about to test them in my new screen set!!!!

Machscreen Screen Designer / Re: "Dry Run" button
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:20:03 AM »
I got the button to toggle and light LEDs just like I want! However, I still haven't figured out how to override the feedrate so when the G-Code changes it, it will stay at the "Dry Run" value.

I haven't got the Brain to work the way I want.

How do I output one of two different values, depending on whether an LED is on?

I think I should be able to use Boolean algebra in a formula, but I have never done that before. My experience with Boolean Logic is with gates, so I don't know the syntax needed for this application.

Can someone give an example of a formula that includes Boolean operations? (Or point me to some other reference material)

Machscreen Screen Designer / Re: "Dry Run" button
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:11:22 PM »

The script you provided makes sense, but I wouldn't have been able to create it myself (with my limited experience with VB). Being able to "reverse engineer" the script helps me understand its function. Again, THANKS!

I'll give this a try and report back.

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