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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: G28,M47 broke ?
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:40:43 AM »
HIYA Brian I might be time to create a Mach4 dictionary the defines WHAT are all these things ( #var,#param, Registers)and WHAT they should be called officially to avoid confusion.

That way everyone speaks the same terms.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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NO conditional Gcode and macroB was the correct decision(;-).

Lua is good for system programming as LONG as you can master it. I dought that the average Joe chip sling will be able to use much of it.

The idea is to have a complete CNC control out the door ready to go for a normal CNC machine application.  Dedicated controllers work WELL for a reason(;-)

That said being able to create a custom motion control application is NOT a bad thing as LONG as that idea is NOT the main theme of developement.

Mach3 was dramatically hampered by that approach in many areas. At time critcal core things were ignored just to work on fantasy functions.



Been there done that one, (;-) TP

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The problems with Tool Comp and SUBS are well known in Mach3 AND there is to be NO fix in MACH3.

Mach4 appears to have fixed that problem so far as it CAN run things that make you scratch your head in disbelief.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:39:10 AM »
SAY WHAT ???????

(;-) TP

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THANK YOU Jeff, THAT is just the Function we need TO help keep the Monkeys working.

NOW IF you are adventurous I have a Mach3 function that looks at the directory and VIEWS pictures of parts(*.bmp) and you select the picture of the part and it loads the Gcode file associated with it.

SheetCam creates the images of the JOB and stores them in a directory and teh NAMES always matches the Gcode it posts. I put it together from the Mach3 CB manual examples BUT I cannot find any code examples for this in LUA.

(;-)TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Using Mach3 fot cnc cutter
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:24:43 AM »
NORMALLY the offsetting would be DONE by your CAM software.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:37:12 AM »
Thanks PAUL that did the trick here as well.

(;-) TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:00:22 AM »
os.execute('start "Docs" "Notepad.exe C:\\Mach4Hobby\\Docs\\M4Manual.txt" ')

Try that.  You may need to provide the fill path to Notepad.  But that should not block the script.

Steve



Hiya Steve I found this roaming the web.  The process OPENs Notepad fine AND Mach4 still runs OK. But it will not allow you to open the Txt file on load. It keeps telling me windows cannot find it for some reason I do not understand. YET

strProgram = '"Notepad.exe"'
strCmd = 'start "" '..strProgram
os.execute(strCmd)

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: G28,M47 broke ?
« on: May 07, 2014, 12:26:49 AM »
I was just curiuos as testing showed P1 and P3 are NOT persistant BUT P2 and P4 ARE persitant.   Where are the persistant values stored.

In Mach3 I have a Var report that I can search thru ALL the #vars and report their values.

It wouold be NICE to have one for MAch4.  Currently with #vars and params and Registers I am flying Blind.

(;-0 TP

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: G28,M47 broke ?
« on: May 06, 2014, 11:57:47 PM »
Are the registers for the G30 suppose to be persistant ???

(;-) TP

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