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Which motion controller are you using?

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Select Motion Control Device
« on: December 16, 2019, 08:54:05 PM »
Using the sample worked, thank you!!!

Mach4 General Discussion / Select Motion Control Device
« on: December 16, 2019, 06:58:34 PM »
Have been using pmdx411 with mach4 on my lathe for a couple of years now and recently picked up a mill that was running linuxCNC with a c10 board.

I thought that I could just create a new profile by copying the mach4Mill profile, connect the pmdx411 to the c10 board, start Mach4 with the new mill profile and select the pmdx411 as the motion controller and set the motor pin inputs as a start.

But the only motion controller listed is the simulation controller.  Is there another step that I have to do to get the pmdx to show as available?   

My intent is to get a db25 AB switch and be able to control either the lathe or the mill.  What am I missing/assuming?



Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 screen sets
« on: December 13, 2019, 10:04:37 AM »
Mach3 screen sets will not work with Mach4.  In the 'video' section of Mach4 in this forum Bryanna has a  video that shows how to modify your screen set to your liking.  I have a Win10 laptop with touch screen and can use it as a touch screen.  You can enable any of the DRO's to have a pop up entry keypad displayed on touch.



Have you tried opening the profile in the edit mode?  C:\Mach4Hobby\Mach4GUI.exe /pMyProfileName /e



Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 and mini PC
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:13:11 PM »
Anyone have experience with running Mach4 on one of those mini PC's like the AcePC T11?  Are the graphics a problem?



Used CNC Mill and Mach3 to cut out and drill the Hone body and mill the anvil and stone holder.  Used Mach4 lathe to knurl, drill and tap the hone anvil, stone holder and tension knobs. My little laser isn't running mach but was useful in creating the artwork for the cover and scoring and cutting the box inserts.  CNC...ideate....create.


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Unpress screen button with other buton
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:16:48 PM »
scr.SetProperty not scr.setProperty

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Unpress screen button with other buton
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:06:01 PM »
Without seeing the exact code you ran it is impossible to know what you did.  If you just copied the code and didn't create 3 toggle buttons and rename them tog1,tog2.... then of course it won't work

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Unpress screen button with other buton
« on: October 21, 2019, 02:46:51 PM »
in the left up script for tog1
scr.setProperty('tog2','Button State','Up')
scr.setProperty('tog3','Button State','Up')

see this example I posted a while ago

You could also just use regular buttons and change the 'Label' or 'Bg Color' property.