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I am trying to set up a touch probe for zeroing my Z. I have it working fine, and when I reference the Z it goes to the probe then stops. Without installing the TEX Blue screen can I just enter a code line into my post processor that tells Mach how thick my probe is? My probe is .85 inches tall , so I need Mach to zero that height above when it stops. I really don't want to mess with the Tex screen. Thanks.

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That's just it....I don't have a clue how to assign the M3 and M7 codes ? Is it an OEM code ?

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Screen designer tips and tutorials / How to turn On/Off Router and Vac.
« on: January 14, 2014, 01:50:43 PM »
I have been trying to set up a custom screen, but am having a lot of trouble. I understand kind of the screen 4 program, but I am dead lost on how to actually program buttons to do certain things. I would appreciate some help or a push in the right direction. I want to re edit a button from the blue probe screen to turn on or off my router and shop vac. Right now I have them as M3-router and M7-vac. Could someone please help? Thanks.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Offset for Laser Pointer?
« on: December 30, 2013, 11:08:44 AM »
Ok I messed with the screen4 designer last night and got me a button on there and was able to edit it in Mach to do this offset thing with the script you posted. Thanks for the Zero touchplate and now the laser. Really speeds things up for me.








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General Mach Discussion / Re: Offset for Laser Pointer?
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:14:23 PM »
Make an onscreen button and have it run code like this,

Code "G91 G0 X -32.5 Y -56.5" ' put the relevant offset amounts here
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Code "G90"
'set things back to absolute
Msg = "Zero X and Y DROs?" 'question for message box
Style = 4 + 32 + 0
Title = "Laser Zero"
Response = MsgBox(Msg, Style, Title)
If Response = 6 Then
'if reponse is yes then zero the DROs
SetOEMDRO (800,0)
SetOEMDRO (801,0)
End If


Change it to this if wanting to automatically zero X and Y,

Code "G91 G0 X -32.5 Y -56.5" ' put the relevant offset amounts here
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Code "G90
" 'set things back to absolute
SetOEMDRO (800,0)
SetOEMDRO (801,0)

Excuse me for being very green. I don't want to mess much with the screen editor, because I don't know what I am doing. So the second part of this I put in the button editor correct, if I switch the laser manually zero in on my material, then hit zero, the machine will go to the offset I put in, being the difference from the laser to my tool center? You posted this I think on the CNCZONE, maybe I will go back to that and read some more.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Offset for Laser Pointer?
« on: December 28, 2013, 04:47:01 PM »
Thanks I have found your post on CNCZOne. Now I have to figure out the screen4 editor.

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General Mach Discussion / Offset for Laser Pointer?
« on: December 28, 2013, 01:53:08 PM »
I have a couple of questions. I have looked very hard to resolve this on my own but cant seem to find the answer's. My first question is how do I program Mach to always offset form where my tool is to a laser pointer that I will install? I dont have home or limit switches so doing it that way is out. I just want to laser in on my target zero the X and Y then hit go to zero and the tool would go there. Is there a way? Also I want to create 2 buttons on the screen that turn my router and shop vac on or off, it would be a G-Code. Can this be done also? I would really appreiciate somone that could point me in the right direction? Thanks

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