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I'm wanting utilize physical buttons through a control panel and as an example "Rewind" is simply Ctrl+W for the original screenset that comes with Mach3. No problems there.

However, if I switch to Mach 2010 screenset it doesn't work. I opened 2010 in Screen4 editor and see that the function is now activated by a simple word "Rewind" which I believe is a replacement for the original hotkey. The manual states that some function calls "could be" phased out in later version of Mach so no guarantee of older ones working in the future.

How do I get this "Rewind" to work? Granted I could go through and change that button to "Ctrl+W" but seems like there might be some unnecessary work involved unless it I could get it resolved. This in not the only button that uses newer calls.

I suspect there isn't going to me anymore releases for Mach3 anyway since Mach4 is out.

Could I use a macro?

I assigned the "Ref All" physical button to m884.m1s and that works but ONLY if I have the MDI line activated. So I have to click in the MDI area then press the button on the control panel.

Maybe I'm close but there may be a barrier that prevents me from getting closer.

Any help would be appreciated.

I'm using the latest verison of Mach3 and an Ideazon Fang Gamepad. (About half of the buttons have been setup to my preference. Just stuck at the moment.)
I intend to build another control panel using the board from the Fang if I can get this going.


I have put together all the references I found on VBS when I was writing macros HERE for download.

Anyone happen to have the VBS_info.zip that is no longer available at the above link?

Would love to take a peek at it.

Share Your GCode / Re: Soft Start for Spindle Motor G Code Routine
« on: February 05, 2015, 06:16:03 PM »
MP3! <rollseyes>  See I told you it was that blasted SmartPhone! Auto-corrected to something meaningless in this case.

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 05, 2015, 04:39:47 PM »
Well sorta... it only works from the MDI and only if I explicitly state "M3 S???" or just MP3.  If I input say S3700 afterwards (while the spindle is already turning it of course goes quickly up to the requested RPM.  I think I can live with this as it's far better than it has ever been! Thanks guys!

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 05, 2015, 04:15:24 PM »
Got it! I completely overlooked post #14.  Dang Smartphone's fault and Tapatalk!
All's well with Lazarus again!

Share Your GCode / Re: Soft Start for Spindle Motor G Code Routine
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:58:37 PM »
Did all that but still doesn't work for me. I've closed Mach and restarted too. It goes to 200 rpm and sits there but that's not enough to turn the spindle (mine is a minimum of 500 rpm to get it to turn). If I type say 1200 then it shows something like 600% spindle over. I press reset and it drops back to 200. If I get it to run at all it slams on at top speed. No ramping.

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:29:04 AM »
Neither one works.

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:15:18 PM »
Maybe this would work:

Message"Spindle Starting"
SpeedMax = GetDRO(17)
Speedstep = (Speedmax/3)
Code"S"& SpeedStep
Code"S" & (SpeedStep *2)
Code"S"& (SpeedStep *3)
Message"Spindle Up To Speed"


I'll try them both if the first one doesn't work.

 Thanks for the help!

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:04:59 PM »
Also shouldn't there be a "DoSpinCW ()" somewhere?

Share Your GCode /
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:02:41 PM »
Will definitely try first thing in the morning. I'd have thought that having Code "M3" within the M3 macro would be a problem.
 We shall see...

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