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Works in progress / Re: Beta -Panel- screenset
« on: May 22, 2006, 01:31:25 AM »
Benny,
I thought it might be nice to look at a pretty women while I worked and her eyes get red if I make a mistake ;D
I used Poser and a picture of my wife for the E-stop model, I also have used this same model for a custom guitars design.

The "E-Stop Head" will not be in the final Screen, thought it intresting to give idea's to other screen desighners ;D

The "Panels" folder should be in "Bitmaps" and the "Panels Beta.set" should be in "Mach 3" folder.

Inside of the "Panels" folder should only have one "Leds's" folder and 8 PNG's.
If it doesn't work I'll check it out.Let me know ;D



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Works in progress / Beta -Panel- screenset
« on: May 22, 2006, 12:11:09 AM »
This screen set incorporates an idea I had while working on a project. It is not fully functional

What I found is that my brain, no matter how many times I use Mach 3 just can't handle seeing everthing at once. My eye's start bugging out of my head when switch from one page to another. What I figured is that my eyes's and head want to process everthing on the screen at once, I find my self looking for a button I routinely use everday. :-[

So what I thought would be of use is to use containers and panel's.
Thought I'd share this so others can use the idea.
One thing to metion is that it is a complex task to set up page for all of the diffrent variable possibilities of open/closed panels, but I believe this is a good consept that would benefit many. I believe that I'll be able to fit all of Mach 3 controlls on two pages without looking cluttered.

This is a test screen and as of now can only:

G-Code Load/Close/Edit/Start/Stop/Pause/Play/Hold

On Line/OffLine (Power amp LED)

E-Stop (Womens Head)

Simulate is a panel

MDI is a panel


*Place the Panels folder into Mach 3\Bitmaps

-Blake

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Mach Screens / Re: Gauges
« on: May 21, 2006, 11:47:31 PM »
Here is a "Feed Rate" gauge.

I believe this could be usefull if I can get the needle to rotate to a spindle speed or Feed speed. Any idea's, maybe for Artsoft's future projects. ;D

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Mach Screens / Re: Gauges
« on: May 21, 2006, 11:43:30 PM »
Ynneb, I use Firework, 3D Max and a little Adobe. :)

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Mach Screens / Gauges
« on: May 20, 2006, 05:36:36 AM »
Thought I'd share an idea about using gauges with the other screen designers.

The gauge can illuminate diffrent color hues depending on a on/off state,
they can also have a needle that can switch to display on/off.
I am also intrested in using gauges to display speed/feed like a car speedometer as well.

The screen that incorporates this idea will be ready in a few weeks to a month along with two others(I currently have a big project that I must finish within the next few weeks, so I have little time to work on the new screens as of now :-\).

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Mach Screens / Re: Screen4 and monitors resolution
« on: May 17, 2006, 10:26:41 PM »
You'll have to change your computer's screen resolution to something higher then 1024 X768 like 1280 X 960.
I believe Art is working on a new Screen designer program or will fix this soon. I use multiple monitors so I can work on a screen them test it out on my other monitor that is set to 1024X768, otherwise you'll have to keep resizing your screen resolution. :(

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I Need Help!
« on: May 14, 2006, 04:05:58 AM »
If you can get your money back and go with a K2 CNC,
much better and around the same price. Worth every penny ;D

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You might have to Regen a screen to see the toolpath,with touchscreens you can simply tap the Toolpath display twice or hit the Reg button.
If this doesn't work goto:
Config/Toolpaths/Lines from Last to Current(If this is not check you'll only see small dotted lines), but I'll add a "View toolpath On/Off button to resolve the problem.

I'll add:

Follow toolpath On/Off
goto Z button
 Safe Z DRO
Feed Hold button

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I'll add:

1. "Momentary" jog buttons
2. manual data input
3. Fix spelling (Diagnostics)
4. Fix "Jog on/off
5. Fix "two state buttons" (look bad when switch between on/off states).
6. Add place holders/button
7. Add skins to "Drod's"
8. Built in Keyboard(working on might take a little while)

What about a spindle control?

Please let me know what is missing or out of place.
Please feel free to add,change,rearrange and repost.
This screen set belongs to Mach 3 members.

 ;D Super happy everyone got it to work.  ;D

Thanks

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Mach Screens / Re: Need help on How to place a Bitmap
« on: May 07, 2006, 03:04:29 PM »
Check to see if you are pointing Screen 4 to the right folder.
In screen 4 under "Defaults" and "Mach location" point to Mach 3 folder.
-Z

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