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Mach3 under Vista / Re: How to have script running in the background?
« on: April 25, 2016, 11:46:46 AM »
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. That seems like it will do exactly what I want, and without a While loop. Have a script constantly checking things will go a long way with the secondary parallel port I'm going to use, the homing/limit switches I plan to install, the THC I need to get working, the pre-cutting torch positioning script I wrote, and all the other measures I can take to dummy-proof my setup and make it so I don't have to watch it while my hand over the Estop button.

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Mach3 under Vista / How to have script running in the background?
« on: April 25, 2016, 10:55:15 AM »
I want to have a script constantly running while Mach3 is running, checking certain conditions and acting accordingly. Specifically, I want to halt all motion when the plasma torch is supposed to be on but isn't because the cutter stops when it overheats, has insufficient air pressure, or trips the circuit breaker. If something was constantly checking to make sure the Arc ON signal is active when OUTPUT1 is enabled I'd be golden. I tried having a custom M-code running an endless While loop (While 1>0) and initializing it a startup, but when I go to load G-code file the toolpath progress bar hangs and the toolpath isn't generated. Mach3 doesn't seem to be able to run more than one VB scripts at a time. 



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