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VB and the development of wizards / DoOEMButton
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:39:18 PM »
Hello World,
I'm having a problem with a simple macro that calls the DoOEMButton(1003) Stop, works like a charm from the script editor, but not when called from the MDI Input.  I'm sure I've saved it in the right directory by putting a message in the macro that shows when I run it from either place.  I've tried it both with While IsMoving and without, same outcome, works in the editor but not in MDI.  Have you experienced this, what's the work-around?
Many thanks!

VB and the development of wizards / Active and Passive Probing
« on: April 26, 2014, 08:00:12 AM »
Hello World,
I'm interested in being able to change modes of probing on a Tormach machine, active to passive, or passive to active, on the fly, that is to say without exiting Mach and using the Config 4.4 utility, and then re-start Mach, obviously a pita if we could find a way around it.
I assume Mach only reads the profile XML file at startup, so in essence we would have to find a way to force this change on Mach's exe, as opposed to it 'finding' the change at startup.
Thank you for your help.

VB and the development of wizards / Error Message on Older Version
« on: June 07, 2013, 03:36:17 PM »
Hello World,
A simple function, MachMsg has always run well on several different machines but receives an error message when run on a machine with version R 2.42

If IsActive(Digitize) Then
       MachMsg("The Probe Input Is Already Active", "PROGRAM HALTED",0)
      Exit Sub
End If

Can you tell me what needs to be updated or how to get around this?
Your help is appreciated, John

Screen designer tips and tutorials / Screen Colors
« on: May 10, 2013, 09:20:34 AM »
Hello World,
I've replaced the standard Tormach screens with the 1024.set.  Functionally everything is fine but the colors are all off.  I've directly copied a good copy of the 1024.set file to the proper directory and have checked the xml to verify that Layout is 1024.set.  What am I missing?
Your help is appreciated, John

VB and the development of wizards / XML Documentation
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:14:15 AM »
Hello World,
A real simple question but an important one, is there documentation on the XML entries to better understand their sometime cryptic meanings, and therefore have a better control of Mach via their use?  For example, ProbeTLO.
Thanks again,

VB and the development of wizards / Persistent Parameters
« on: November 10, 2012, 08:35:30 AM »
Hello World,
I'm having a hard time finding a parameter (a Double) that will persist from one Mach session to the next that can be used in a macro.  I assume it would have to be saved into the XML but scanning that I don't see any likely candidates.  If you can help me solve this and/or lead me to the documentation on this subject it is much appreciated.
Thank you,

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VB and the development of wizards / Macros, Wizards, Plugins, and Brains
« on: October 05, 2012, 10:49:54 AM »
Hello World,
I've written some very effective macros but now the time has come to lock them down.  Is there a way to compile a macro so it can't be seen or changed?  Assuming a 'no' answer what is the simplest way of accomplishing this, a wizard, plugin, or brain?  I program in VB.Net already.
Thanks for your help.

General Mach Discussion / Need 1 more Input
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:13:48 AM »
Hello World,
I'm one input short for a project I'm working on.   Given the fact that the modern day parallel port can use pins 2 - 9 as either input or output why are the Mach inputs limited to pins 10 - 13, and 15?
Your help is appreciated, thank you.

VB and the development of wizards / Better way to stop axis movement
« on: August 10, 2012, 01:50:49 PM »
Hello World,
Is there a better way to stop axis movement than say;

Dim L As Double
Code ("G01 G53 Z-12.160")
While IsMoving()
   If IsActive(ThcDown) = True Then
   End If
L = GetOEMDro(802)

When I use the (scripted) Stop button it curtails all other movement until I manually hit Reset,
or is there a way pragmatically to reset after calling Stop so I can do other things afterwards?

Thanks to all,

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