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Mach4 General Discussion / diagnostic wizard
« on: September 20, 2022, 05:32:18 AM »
I have just had a look at your vidieo for the above , looks very nice indeed , I have used it in the dev releases

but ( there always is ) its very good to check a running machine , say to test out one or two inputs/outputs/registers etc but when you need to redo a profile the old GUI drop down is better to give a overhaul picture of the machine state when testing .

my very crude solution to this was to to deconstruct a older screen set to just have only the diagnostic panel and load this as required as in your new probe screen set .

as a compleatly different question what is the recommended monitor size/aspect ratio for mach4

keep up the good work
Stuart

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Mach4 General Discussion / dev versions
« on: May 11, 2022, 10:18:42 AM »
OK disclaimer : I am fully aware that these are development versions

as I am a curious person I downloaded the current highest version as I have a lic. for industrial I chose that flavour

by EKK did I look different checked the file name for the screen set It was the same as my current version? but a file size nearly twice the size


may I humbly ask that when the content of a screen set is altered so much that the file name be altered else if you just update the software AFAIK it will not overwrite the current version if you have kept the default name

I assume ( you know what that means )  :) that it would be the correct way to install a complete new version and make a new install using your current profile

BTW.  I humbly request can you recomend a stable version to run on , as warp9 recommends 4809 still a way off the current number


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Mach4 General Discussion / advice please re. mach4 version
« on: June 20, 2021, 11:45:34 AM »
as above
I have had a complete pc failure dead MB and HDD so a dip into the pension and a new pc I7 with 16gb and a512  SSD arrived in the workshop
I have set it up with the latest release ver of Industrial got it set up and licensed OK

My question is what is the recommended version Quote from warp9td "Compiled against Mach4 4720 (Mach4 Recommended) but 4612 is still the version checked for"

is that version Ok or what is the best

thanks in advance

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Mach4 General Discussion / bug in dev. ver 700 and 703
« on: April 01, 2021, 05:16:47 AM »
okay I know thase are dev vers.   so with that out of the way

I run the industrial version
I was running rel. 612 with the new mach4 ind screen.set and things run okay. ( foolish me got thinking very dangerous )

so the cnc mill was idle so I tried dev ver 700 looked fine ran ok but as luck would have it I needed to use the offset page but I altered the gauge pin DRO for the tool setup but it did not stick nor did it update this then I found was the same for all the DRO on that page this also is the same in the dev ver 703

as a test I copied the screen set out of the m4 dir for testing see below

update/regressed to 612 and every thing worked as expected I even tried the copied screen to make sure and that worked as well


so I think something has changed in the dev vers

thanks
Stuart

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Mach4 General Discussion / The new industrial screens in the dev builds
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:44:27 AM »
Ok this may be a dumb question that I should know the answer

Ok I have a industrial lic for Mach4

With that out of the way, I notice that the screens that are in the ind. dev builds are a dark themed version of the hobby ones , now I have not looked beneath the skirts so I may be barking up the wrong tree

Now to the heart of my post can I continue to use the old ind. screen with the new dev builds or public release when you release it , I have quite a bit of customisations to it an I prefer the layout( less cluttered than the ones now in the dev duilds )


Stuart

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Mach4 General Discussion / Coroutine or executewait
« on: August 02, 2019, 02:27:11 PM »
I have a need to execute a couple of lines of gcode and then run a script

Is it best to use a coroutine.wait or mc.mcCntl(inst,”Gxx”)

What i am asking is which is the safer to ensure that the gcode is completed

I do know how to implement the coroutine in screen load and the plc , and have it working as such



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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 industrial demo not working
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:33:28 AM »
Hi
Let me explain the problem
I am interested in purchasing a lic. For the above note I use mach4 hobby on the mil so I know how to set up and use the platform .
Reasons for the change I could use some of its features for a up coming project .

Now the problem the screen set is flawed
The spindle override do not work at all
The offsets page all the set offsets do not work , the fixture table does not show up nor does the tool table

The table from the menu bar wil not show any data filled in from the offsets page

Edit shows a empty tab this just needs filling in with the screen editor

But this is a 1400 dollar program and it’s on the site try before you buy but it don’t work so how can I test it out

As a test I dropped on the screen from my hobby setup and it worked ok

The faults in the industrial are in the release and the newest in the ftp


I have emailed Newfangled about this but as yet I have not had a reply yet

Stuart


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Mach4 General Discussion / Cutter compensation (milling)
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:51:25 AM »
Can someone explain how to use this

What I can do at this time my post processor outputs the g41 with a p3  this results in the dia. Offset to be set as indicted on the screen

Eg tool = 6
Dia. Offset =6
H offset =6

Now which way do I set the value in the tool table ?

I need this as I am making a bearing with a grove on each side ( made with a woodruff cutter ) and it needs to fit hence the need to set CC I am talking about 0.02 mm

Thanks in advance

Stuart

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Mach4 General Discussion / Where did 3468 and 3474 go to
« on: August 12, 2017, 06:09:33 AM »
They wher both on the public dl page and 3468 is referred to in the release notes but they seem to have been replaced by an earlier version

As the where on the download page are they ok to use or do we have to revert?

If they have a problem then why not put a note up to that effect


Just to be sure we are singing from the same hymn sheet I am not referring to the ones one the ftp site

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Mach4 General Discussion / Update screens in mach4
« on: May 06, 2017, 02:01:02 PM »
Ok a simple question when to update a screen set
I have made a considerable amount of mods to the current screen set ( yes it has a different name to the default wx4 ) so it does not get overwritten on a system update
Maybe it's just the screen load script or is it altered at a deeper level

Now for the question in detail as mach4 progresses is the default wx4 screen altered for more/better functionality ?
It would help us the users if a note could be posted when the screen is updated  i.e. A change log for each public release please

I notice that only a few files are update with each release could a update patch be considered instead of a full blown install

Stuart



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