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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis - GCode degrees vs distance
« on: March 02, 2010, 12:31:04 PM »
Since the A-axis rotates I assumed that the box had to be checked.  (sound of hand slapping forehead) DOH!

Can you query and configure on the fly (VB,Button or Interface) whether the axis is rotational?

RT

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##### General Mach Discussion / 4th axis - GCode degrees vs distance
« on: March 02, 2010, 11:59:07 AM »
I have never looked into a 4th rotating axis until lately and have some real basic questions.  I have read several of the posts here but seem to be getting more confused rather than less.

1. Can anyone point me to some literature that explains coding concepts for an A-axis?

2. If I use a 10/1 reduced drive for the axis with 1.8 degree stepper and 10 microstepping I would use 20000/360 for steps per revolution, correct?

3. Do you express the A distance in degrees, circumference distance, or, can you do either?

4. Code example for: 1" diameter stock that you want to spiral at a 45 degrees ( move x 3.1416 inches and rotate A 360 degrees) like screw cutting.

5. Code example for: 1" diameter stock that you want to rotate A-axis 0.2 inches on the surface, do a sub routine to cut along the X-axis, then rotate A 0.3 inches.

If you can provide insight on any of the above it would be very much appreciated.

TIA

RT

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##### Feature Requests / Re: Easy G-Code Scaling
« on: April 26, 2009, 08:47:54 AM »
entering a negative number in the scale reverses the image.  Except for arcs.

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##### VB and the development of wizards / Set Mach in a Jog feed override mode
« on: April 20, 2009, 05:01:21 PM »
Would like to programmatically set Mach to a jog feed override mode (not sure if this is the right terminology).  ie Hold the shift key down and then jog so that you are in a rapid jog when you hit one of the arrow buttons.

example: jog x positive in continuous mode in rapid mode.  I have tried:

doOEMButton(204)                            // Jog mode Continuous
doOEMButton(202)                            // Feed override Jog
doOEMButton(307) or jogOn(0,0)        // Jog X-axis positive

The 202 has no effect, is there another command to put Mach into the jog override and one to take it out?

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 11:45:50 PM »
Thats significant.  I want MachMe to work with Mach settings not force alternate behavior.  I will see if I can use a different approach when jogging.  I use a Contour Pro pendant and that is passed through to mach.  Do you have a pendant and does it still work as expected when MachMe has focus?

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 11:26:31 PM »
I haven't instituted any hotkeys yet for jogging.  So that is why they don't work.

I cannot replicate the z jog return to zero but do you have a z inhibit on?

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 10:58:53 PM »
MachLoc should be:  c:\Mach3\Mach3.exe  not c:\mach3

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 09:56:09 PM »
Tanks for trying.

the entries should be:

machLoc:   'C:\mach3\Mach3.exe' if that is where mach executable resides.

Profile:   'Mach3Mill' if your profile is Mach3Mill.xml

Did you also have Mach open when you first ran MachMe?  Trying to track down why the registry values were not written.

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 08:58:35 PM »
Looks don't mean diddly!

It sounds like you didn't choose a xml profile on the first startup.

could you check the registry for:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mach3 controller\Settings\Mach Profile

and let me know the entry?

Were these 58 times telling you something about missing DLLs"

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##### Others / Re: New Mach User Interface - MachMe - Beta
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:43:25 PM »