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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Read write to a DRO ??
« on: June 02, 2014, 01:03:33 AM »
OK Next question, In Mach3 we had a AskQuestion box. You input the question string and got back what was typed into the box. I can't find anything like that in LUA so far.

I do see some things that craig posted they were wxlua fuctions BUT there are no explanations to what they really do or how to use them

Does anyone know HOW to make it work in lua. I think you have to program th ebox and add stuff. OR IS there a WX substitute??

I need an example if possible or a link to an example. Working on a simple password function to set teh attrb to read only to protect teh Gcodes and subs and macros.

STEVE have you any more thoughts on the tool table ??

(;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Problem with storing WIZARDS in mach4
« on: June 01, 2014, 05:51:36 PM »
I also noticed that IF you compile the wizard MACh4 does NOT see it in the folder.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Mach4 Toolbox / Bolt Circle Wizard with tapping
« on: June 01, 2014, 05:46:37 PM »
Here is an example of a Bolt Circle Wizard. It support all teh Normal Drill Cycles PLUS the tapping cycle(G84).

It is in Zip format so you have to do the unzip thing on your end INTO the Wizards folder.

It is a decent conversational example of creating Gcode for a Bolt Circle. BRIAN did the original layout and I fancied it up a bit and added a few extra features.

It makes a very good PATTERN as to HOW to create a WIZARD in Mach4.

This version also does a SAVE file AND when you exit it opens the file in MACH4 ready for you to get at it.

I think I have it all cleaned up and error free BUT if you find something please let me know. There is a LOT of Lua code to sort through >:D

NOW IF you can improve it PLEASE DO and reload it back into the Mach4 TOOL BOX for others to use and enjoy.

(;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Problem with storing WIZARDS in mach4
« on: June 01, 2014, 05:03:16 PM »
OK I see a problem with HOW mach4 wizards are stored. It seems that you dump everything into the wizards folder and then Mach4 sorts it out. This can leave all sorts of BMP images laying around with no real idea of what belongs to what.

Can we go BACK to the format that Mach3 uses where ALL the data for a wizard is stoerd in its OWN SUBfolder off the Wizard folder.


Mach4hobby\\Wizards\\  Wizard1
                              \\  Wizard2
                              \\   Wizard3
 ETC,ETC
                                   

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Mach4 Toolbox / Mach4 SUB to do sequential S/N engraving
« on: June 01, 2014, 03:19:33 PM »
Here is a SUB/Macro program that allows you to do sequential S/N engraving. The serial NUMBER is held in #VAR  #590  it is a 6 digit number 987654 when it gets to 999999 it will roll over to 000001 on the next call.


The website will NOT take the native file so I had to ZIP it . You will have to UNZIP it on your end then place in the SUBROUTINES folder.

You must copy it into the mach4 SUBROUTINES folder. IF you modify it make SURE you follow the correct proceedure for a SUB program File it is o9001 with NO extensions at the end of file. Currently the Gcode editor does NOT give you that option.  Notepad WILL do it on an original file. IF it ever gets changed I have to go out to a DOS promt and do a Rename from o9001.txt to o9001  

 Use {Rename o9001.txt o9001 from the DOS prompt}

You can reset the Serial number anytime by MDI  #590 = 123456.  IF you add to many digits for example  1111111 then the macro will NOT run but alert you to reset the Serial Number. The macro does NOT see any decimal values in the #var.

The Size is currently SET. Furture versions will allow you to scale the Charactors to suite your application.

To call it you can do so several ways. Simply move to the start point of the Engraving and call it by

M98 P9001

or

M65 P9001

The code uses the Centerline of the charectors as the start/end point  of each charactor

YOU CAN add the serial number DRO and script support to your screen to make it even easier to use. But this version will work for everyone.

IF you care to modify it for IMPROVMENTS please do and POST it back in the Mach4 ToolBox for everybody to use/enjoy.

Thanks, (;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: June 01, 2014, 02:54:44 PM »
Could you not mount it horizontal and use either a mirror or fiber optic to redirect the beam to vertical ??

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Scott, check your email(;-)  The code is ALSO in the Mach Tool Box where no one ever visits.

We REALLY DO need a Mach4 version of the MachTool Box. Things get lost posting stuff every where else.

(;-) TP

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HIYA Scott, LUA at present does not have any SMTP functional language in it . It has to rely on a SOCKET.smtp (plugin to Lua) WHICH Mach4 does not have yet. SO I used the os.execute to hop out to a VBS script that I had for Mach3. With a few mods it will run in VBS. 

IF Brain decides to include the Socket.smtp in his build of Mach4/Lua THEN we can do it right and have a full bodied Email function.

I will gladly send you a copy of the VBS script. But it is not something I would like to post here. I would have to strip out the security part of it THEN it would be harder to understand.

I also have a version of code to use a MODEM to send a text message to your phone for those that do not have the MACH4PC networked to the net.


I am just testing things as I remember we had for MACh3.   HUM??  IF Brian would put the Gcode side of MAch4 into Mach3 I dought I would ever upgrade. While Mach4 is very fast and powerfull it is ALSO extremely complicated script wise as compared to Mach3.

But Like I have said IF the GUI is done correctly there is LITTLE to NO need to go scripting in Mach4. It should already be done for you.

(;-) TP
Mach3 WAS extremely handy in a lot of ways. 

(;-) TP

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It is a bit crude but it works (;-) Mach4 sent me a message today that Machine#549's  program was complete.


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