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General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode Plugin *** Andrew question
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:54:36 PM »
I finally got a barcode scanner working properly and the VB script NotifyPlugins(10000) works just fine.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode reader
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:52:11 PM »
Well, I take it all back.  The virtual driver provided by that seller works just fine.

The computer I originally tried it on had been loaded down with a bunch of garbage that made it painfully slow.  I wasn't patient enough with it.

Once I tried installing it on a nice, clean machine it installed and runs just fine.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode reader
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:02:38 PM »
Well, the virtual driver does show up in the device manager as com 4 but Mach 3 still won't use it. Sigh.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode Plugin *** Andrew question
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:27:37 PM »
I believe so.  No led is needed.  No oem number is needed.  The talk about led's had me confused.

The only thing that is needed is a button with NotifyPlugins(10000) entered into the box and the  Execute VB Script button selected.

I set it up like that and it seems to operate correctly.  The problem is I don't want to install the scanner on this machine and the machine I will be installing it on has no connectivity.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode Plugin *** Andrew question
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:49:50 PM »
I still don't get it.  How about walking me through it?

First I create a led and give it an oem value of, say, 1250 and tell it to turn green when active.  Do I need to do anything else?

Then I create a button called 'load file' and give it an oem value of 1250.  Does the NotifyPlugins(10000) go in the Execute VB Script Box?  Do I need to do anything else?  I assume if I set the hot key, it's the same thing as clicking on the button?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Barcode reader
« on: February 14, 2013, 10:56:14 AM »
Here's a guy that says he can supply a driver with his USB readers that will create a virtural port that will be recognized by the device manager.

I like the idea of a USB reader a lot better simply because it doesn't need a separate power supply.  I'm going to give it a try.  If it works out, I'll report back.

Turns out it is a display related problem.  The problem showed up on two of my computers so I assumed it was software.  I tried the code on my third computer and it show just fine.  "To assume is to blunder".

The problem computers are running a GeForce 8500 GT and a GeForce FX 5200.  This computer has a Quadro and shows it fine.

Hope this helps with the display code rewrite.


Well, I do a lot of little stuff and this is the first time I've noticed this happening.
Here's more of the same program, only the radius that is tilted on a 45 has the problem.

N1980 G00 Z0.0800
N1990 X-2.8500 Y-1.8000
N2000 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2010 G17
N2020 G02X-2.8000Y-1.7500I0.0500J0.0000 F6.0
N2030 G01 X-2.7000
N2040 G02Y-1.8500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2050 G01 X-2.7500
N2060 Y-2.4500
N2070 X-1.8500
N2080 Y-2.3000
N2090 G02X-1.7500I0.0500J0.0000
N2100 G01 Y-2.4500
N2110 X-1.5500
N2120 Y-2.2000
N2130 G02X-1.4500I0.0500J0.0000
N2140 G01 Y-2.5000
N2150 G02X-1.5000Y-2.5500I-0.0500J0.0000
N2160 G01 X-2.9000
N2170 G02Y-2.4500I0.0000J0.0500
N2180 G01 X-2.8500
N2190 Y-1.6500
N2200 X-2.6054
N2210 Y-2.3000
N2220 G03X-2.5554Y-2.3500I0.0500J0.0000
N2230 G01 X-2.2000
N2240 G03Y-2.2500I0.0000J0.0500
N2250 G00 Z0.0800
N2260 X-2.8500 Y-2.1000
N2270 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2280 G02X-2.9500I-0.0500J0.0000 F6.0
N2290 G01 Y-1.6000
N2300 G02X-2.9000Y-1.5500I0.0500J0.0000
N2310 G01 X-1.5000
N2320 G02Y-1.6500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2330 G01 X-2.5054
N2340 Y-2.2500
N2350 X-2.4500
N2360 Y-2.1000
N2370 G02X-2.3500I0.0500J0.0000
N2380 G00 Z0.0800
N2390 X-2.3000 Y-1.8500
N2400 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2410 G02Y-1.9500I0.0000J-0.0500 F6.0
N2420 G01 X-2.4000
N2430 G02Y-1.8500I0.0000J0.0500
N2440 Y-1.7500I0.0000J0.0500
N2450 G01 X-2.2000
N2460 G02Y-1.8500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2470 G01 X-2.4000
N2480 G00 Z0.0800
N2490 X-1.7000 Y-1.6500
N2500 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2510 G03Y-1.7500I0.0000J-0.0500 F6.0
N2520 G01 X-1.5500
N2530 Y-1.9500
N2540 X-2.1000
N2550 G03Y-2.0500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2560 G01 X-1.5000
N2570 G03X-1.4500Y-2.0000I0.0000J0.0500
N2580 G01 Y-1.7000
N2590 G03X-1.5000Y-1.6500I-0.0500J0.0000
N2600 G00 Z0.0800
N2610 X-1.9000 Y-1.8500
N2620 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2630 G02Y-1.7500I0.0000J0.0500 F6.0
N2640 G01 X-1.7000
N2650 G02Y-1.8500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2660 G01 X-1.9000
N2670 X-2.0000
N2680 G03Y-1.9500I0.0000J-0.0500
N2690 G01 X-1.9000
N2700 G03Y-1.8500I0.0000J0.0500
N2710 G00 Z0.0800
N2720 X-2.3000 Y-1.9500
N2730 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2740 G02X-2.2500Y-2.0000I0.0000J-0.0500 F6.0
N2750 G01 Y-2.1500
N2760 X-2.1207
N2770 X-2.0354 Y-2.0646
N2780 G02X-1.9646Y-2.1354I0.0354J-0.0354
N2790 G01 X-2.0500 Y-2.2207
N2800 Y-2.4000
N2810 G02X-2.1500I-0.0500J0.0000
N2820 G01 Y-2.2500
N2830 X-2.3500
N2840 Y-2.0500
N2850 X-2.4000
N2860 G02Y-1.9500I0.0000J0.0500
N2870 G00 Z0.0800
N2880 X-2.8500 Y-2.3000
N2890 G01 Z-0.0080  F4.0
N2900 G03X-2.9500I-0.0500J0.0000 F6.0
N2910 X-2.8500I0.0500J0.0000
N2920 G00 Z0.0800
N2930 X-2.6500 Y-1.9000

N3080 M5 M9
N3090 G00 x0y0
N3100 M30


General Mach Discussion / Why does this radius not show up on my display?
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:39:09 AM »
N2420 G0X-2.2500Y-2.0000
N2430 G01 Y-2.1500
N2440 X-2.1207
N2450 X-2.0354 Y-2.0646
N2460 G02X-1.9646Y-2.1354Z-0.0080I0.0354J-0.0354
N2480 G01 X-2.0500 Y-2.2207

The radius on line 2460 doesn't show on my display.  It does cut properly.

Here's a similar bit of code that does show correctly.

n1 g0x.2929y1.7071
n2 g2x1.7071y.2929i.7071j-.7071

I'm using 3.036.


Yup, I was totally shocked.  I thought that .0005 aperture would make them even more accurate than they usually are.
It's on a Taig so it's not like inertia is affecting it.  With the ball screws I have it it right now, the machine is accurate to .0002 over it's entire envelope and usually repeats to .0001.  But I don't count on those home positions.

 I don't keep it as clean as I should.  Doesn't take much dirt to put you off a couple thou so maybe that's it.  I don't worry about it, I just double check everything if I need the accuracy.


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