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Works in progress / Re: Mitre saw runout
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:06:31 AM »
The reset jpg needs to be in the Mach3 bitmaps dir. for this set to work.
This screenset is for a double mitre saw set at 45 deg, I have changed the buttons on our screen to reflect the material being cut.
there are about 6 fixtures for this saw, each can cut more than one extrusion and all need there own offset.
The home offset is the first fixture, all other offsets are the difference between this and what is needed.
This works out quite well as you can just change this value to adjust for different blade kerfs without the
need to change all offsets. (Mach3 needs to be in absolute mode)
The operator must key in "g0" for the first movement, after that it's just X and the length

What I would like to add are LEDs keyed to each fixture button so the operator could see
from a distance what is selected.
And yes I know my reset looks funky, but I haven't figured that one out either.

Richard

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Works in progress / Mitre saw runout
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:57:07 AM »
Attached is a simple mitre saw runout screen
let me know what you think

Richard

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Mach Screens / Re: Professional M3 GUI Screen Designs
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:04:26 AM »
I looked at your websight, excellent work!, Unfortunately your attachment did not make to the board.
Could you please re-post?
 Thanks,
Richard

Never mind, it  popped up while I was typing this!

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Need some vb help!
« on: July 14, 2012, 09:20:36 AM »
Sorry for the long delay, I've been trying to get this machine ready to ship.
No, it did not work. I am going to have to completely rewrite the code to get this to work as I want it to.
 Richard

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Need some vb help!
« on: July 07, 2012, 12:14:46 PM »
No, I tried that Friday, it breaks the "select case" statement
It looks as though you cannot use a loop within a "select case " statement.
However you notice

While IsMoving()
Wend

This does work.
Monday I will try

While Is Active(Input4)
Wend

(this passes the simulation test)

Then I will go into "ports and pins" and reverse my settings to show "active" when it's not.

normally, I would pull these statements out of the "select case statements".
The problem here is that what I have is actually two toolholders, one on each side of the spindle in a clamshell - 3 tools each.
So there are different inputs and outputs for each side

Thanks for your response, I will post monday if this works or not

Richard 

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Need some vb help!
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:30:09 PM »
Here is my my new code. It works , but I would rather use the inputs on the cylinders then "Sleep" statements
I can't find a way to read the inputs from within a "Select case" statement without ending the subroutine
(If - Endif doesn't work either.)

Richard

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Need some vb help!
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:22:46 PM »
No worries,I rewrote it and have the basics working now.
when I am completely done I will post my codE

Richard

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VB and the development of wizards / Need some vb help!
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:48:37 PM »
Attached is a M6Start file that I need to get to work for a FOM router toolhoolder
It is full of "syntax errors" and is probably bad programming to boot.
But I have never used VB basic, and haven't programmed in MS basic for 10 years
Any help that anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
 Thanks,
Richard

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General Mach Discussion / Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:42:17 PM »
A "Tweakie link"?, I'd have one of those with some chip's

Richard.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: USB Breakout board for Mach3
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:02:21 PM »
Here's the rest of the files, Tweakie link has a much better manual (in English even)

Richard

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