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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: System starts on Probing screen
« on: November 09, 2015, 03:35:54 PM »
This worked with a slight variation - you have to change something to get the save dialog box when you quit the screen editor. I moved a button and then moved it back. Worked great - thanks.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Machine Position 0,0,0 reset???
« on: November 09, 2015, 03:07:00 PM »
Steve - checked it out and it works      ;D

Thanks,
Peter

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Mach4 General Discussion / System starts on Probing screen
« on: November 09, 2015, 03:06:13 PM »
On the start up the system comes up on the Offsets screen instead of the Program Run screen.

This is not a big problem; however, it seems to manifest itself in other areas. I have two screens on my control computer. One is ~ 15' away from the machine and I use this for programming, downloading files, and virtually anything that requires a keyboard. The screen by the machine is a touch screen and I use it to control certain aspects of the control of the machine. I use a keyboard shortcut (ctrl. + /) to throw M4 from one screen to the other. This is a function of a program called actual multiple monitors. With the most recent release when I move the M4 Screens between monitors it goes back to the Offsets screen. A pain since I have to change it back every time.

Any thoughts?
Peter

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Showing selected axis
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:48:54 PM »
Daz,

I don't seem to  have the MPG tab that Ya-Nvr-No shows in his post on this thread. Thoughts?

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Showing selected axis
« on: November 09, 2015, 08:53:25 AM »
Thanks Daz - The shuttlepro is pretty slick.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Machine Position 0,0,0 reset???
« on: November 09, 2015, 08:50:19 AM »
Thanks Steve - I did not know this was a bug. I thought it was just the way it worked.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Machine Position 0,0,0 reset???
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:04:14 PM »
Smurph - The problem I have is the G54 coordinates are reset to 0 in M4 when you home the axis. I was looking for an easy way to capture the G54 data when I set an axis to 0,0,0 on the work piece. I would then like any easy way to reinsert the G54 data after I rehomed the machine.

I was thinking it would be something like a DRO box that captured G54 when the machine was zeroed to the work piece. I could then hit a button to make it go back to the position once I rehomed the machine. Of course I have no idea how to do this - it is just a thought...

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Machine Position 0,0,0 reset???
« on: November 06, 2015, 03:42:10 PM »
I found the G54 offsets - it is all there. A couple of questions - how do I save the offsets? Do I need a script on a button? Not very good with scripts (yet)...

When I home the machine it wipes out the G54 offset. Is there an easy way to put this back?

My home switches are manual switches so they are not real accurate; however, they are better than trying to guess the 0,0,0 point. Should be within a few 100ths. Probably good enough for my uses.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Machine Position 0,0,0 reset???
« on: November 06, 2015, 02:43:57 PM »
Situation - Occasionally I lose the 0,0,0 position when I am working on a piece. I have a gantry style machine and I can actually move the head (mainly on the Y axis) if I put too much pressure on it. Also, if I accidentally run the head into a clamp or some other unintended head crash (I know everyone is in shock that anything like this could ever happen  ::) ).

I have added DROs to show the machine position on the program run screen. My normal mode is to put the 0,0,0 point in the middle of the work piece and reset the zero point to this place. Once I zero out the piece I write down the machine work coordinates so if something happens I can move back to this position after rehoming the machine. Usually I do this with expensive stock.

What I would like is a way of capturing the machine coordinates once I have set the 0,0,0 point on the work piece. Also, I would like a way to automatically move back to this place once I have rehomed the machine.

Thoughts on the best way to do this?

Thanks,
Peter

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Showing selected axis
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:05:57 AM »
I will check the version I use for the inner wheel programming. I am using one version older of M4. The lastest version crashes on startup for me.

Perhaps I can use the new version of the ShuttlePro module. I will check.

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