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General Mach Discussion / UseDiam parameter
« on: August 11, 2013, 11:03:56 PM »
I was having heaps of trouble getting a 4th axis switched over to a different machine.  Combined moves like G1 X1 A360 F50 were really slow.  On previous setups, this would turn at about 3000 in the feedrate dro.  Changing the number in the "Rotational Radius" DRO was NOT affecting it (and I knew it should be).  I checked the new XML to the previous XML's and found that the parameter "UseDiam" was set to 0.  Turned it on (1) and everything was back to normal.  Sooooo...

Is UseDiam parameter set somewhere in Mach UI and I do not see it?  A tick box in a pulldown or summat?

Edit: By the way, finding that parameter would have been an impossible task without the "MachProfile" program by K. Dietz! http://www.kd-dietz.com/klausphp/index_eng.html  Thanks Klaus! (hope I got that name correct)

General Mach Discussion / Interested in Low Power Laser Engraving
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:36:17 PM »
Hi all,

I would like to do some "low power laser" engraving on wood, such as Tweakie shows on his site (http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/18.htm).  I contacted Tweakie and he says that the equipment available now is better than it was when he did his work shown.  Well I don't know a dang thing about lasers of any kind and would really like to see what anyone has used for this or tell me what would work.  All I am looking to accomplish is a basic wood burning pen effect, nothing fancy like lithoplanes.  Help!  :)


Mach Screens / LEDS for outputs 7-20
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »
How do I get LEDs for outputs #7 - 20?  I use "Machscreen" and dont see the option, nor do I see how on the wiki. http://www.machsupport.com/MachCustomizeWiki/index.php?title=OEM_LEDs


Mach Screens / Looking for a screen seen before...
« on: January 06, 2013, 06:59:11 PM »
I think I recall a screen that had scores and scores of LED's for diagnostic purposes (i mean A LOT of LED's).  Does this ring a bell with anyone?

VB and the development of wizards / openteachfile name
« on: August 27, 2008, 09:57:47 AM »
Is it possible to have Mach prompt the user for the file name to save 'openteachfile' as?  I know, i know... it can be set to 'temp' or whatever you want, and the user can rename it after the file is created, but I forget to do that quite often.  Anyway, thats a crappy workaround and I'd like to nip it in the bud and name it from the start.


Flash Screens / Flash example
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:58:38 AM »
Here is a dumb example of what you could do with flash (non-operational as a Mach screen).

Press Cycle Start to see the effect.

<a href="http://www.waterhousecreations.com/screen238forie.swf" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.waterhousecreations.com/screen238forie.swf</a>

General Mach Discussion / Current max "look ahead"?
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:19:59 PM »
Whats the max look ahead #?  I thought I saw Art say that he bumped it up to 1000, but I cant find that post anywhere.


VB and the development of wizards / Wanted: Status line
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:09:31 PM »
Is there a VB variable to get the current 'status line'?

I mean: gcode is "g1 x1 y1 z1 (Finding)"

So I want the VB variable that would get "Finding".


A word to newer macro writers (like myself)...

if you're going to use
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SystemWaitFor (Start)
consider starting the macro with
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dooembutton (169) 'close current file
and ending the macro with
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dooembutton (170) 'open last file
This will close the current gcode file when the macro starts, and reload it when the macro ends.  This will keep you from starting the gcode program in the middle of the macro, when you press Start... NOT pretty.   :o


ps- of course, you wouldnt want to use this in a macro that you call inside of a gcode routine as the macro is 'in focus'.

VB and the development of wizards / New Dro's in wiki
« on: February 17, 2008, 10:28:26 PM »

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