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Screen set:   -Simple setup-        Great for Touch Screens

This screen is design for a 3 Axis mill.

The entire screen can be moved around.
I made this screen using all PNG layers, I found that Mach3 seems to responed better and later I can change the size or move everthing around.

The menus / Tabs are setup to start from left to right.
You can have someone running your CNC within minutes using this screen setup.

Tab "Load G-Code"
1. Load G-code (edit modify)

Tab "Material"
2. Set material and zero Axis

Tab "Tool path"
3. Get a good look

Tab "Run Program"
4. Start cutting

Tab "Diagnostics"
Check error- setup



 ???Known Issues with 1.0 >:(

1. When "jog mode" is turned off the "On screen buttons" WILL STILL JOG ALL AXIS!

2. "Edit G-code" button will not open a text editor (nor can I get it to work in Mach3 screen set) might be my own computer set up. Might work for you.

3. The "LED buttons" are not align properly, doesn’t effect functionality just looks sloppy, will fix in the final version.

Please feel free to give comments, add, modify and re upload this setup.

*Feel free to use any of the images, please give recognition.

 ;DWill update this one and I have two other screen set ready soon.   

You can dowload the screen from here
[/b][/size]]http://machsupport.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=602.0;id=483
   
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Mach Screens / Re: Oem/VB- "Ref Home" & Numeric Key pad?
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:04:34 AM »
Sorry for the delay... I'll have the file uploaded with in the next day or two. Trying to do too many things at once :-\
Promise not to disappoint.
Here is a quick demo of using Java script.
I attached the file

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Mach Screens / Re: Oem/VB- "Ref Home" & Numeric Key pad?
« on: April 26, 2006, 06:06:26 PM »
Ynneb,
I'm back ;D

Okay first, I know a little bit about programing but I work mainly with CAD/CAM,3D and Flash/HTML. I have friends and colleges that  know much more.

Art and all of his talented team members are super smart and have super talents, I would like to see Flash as a part of Mach 3/4/5 and promoting a direction for them to consider and they probably all ready know everything I'm about to say anyways but as desighners we all know how nice it is to work in Flash. ;D

Ynneb, hope this helps us get Flash support in Mach 3/4/5 :)

So with that said this is what I have:

ways to communicate between the two languages:

fscommand() function

1. To control a SWF file in Flash Player from web browser scripting languages such as JavaScript, VB Script, and Microsoft JScript, you can use Flash Player methods--functions that send messages from a host environment to the SWF file. For example, you could have a link in an HTML page that sends your SWF file to a specific frame.
In Visual Basic, Visual C++, and other programs that can host ActiveX controls, fscommand() sends a VB event with two strings that can be handled in the environment's programming language.

External API

2. The ExternalInterface class is also called the External API, which is a new subsystem that lets you easily communicate from ActionScript and the Flash Player container to an HTML page with JavaScript or to a desktop application that embeds Flash Player.

Compile the programme with objects that will have API dependency's in VB or C+.
You can bring Flash in to VB script but at the end of the projects compile it with Active X API dependency's.

Here are some places to read up:
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/8/main/00001597.html
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/8/main/00001595.html

You can have your own ActiveX controls running in IE that can communicate
with Flash player.

If standalone, the you need to look at third party wrapper tools such as
SwfStudio, mProjector, Zinc, flaProjector etc.

Look at External Interface

http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/8/main/00002200.html

*I'll have an interface demo using the above formula soon.
-Zealouse



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Mach Screens / Re: Oem/VB- "Ref Home" & Numeric Key pad?
« on: April 26, 2006, 10:11:16 AM »
Ynneb,
Found all the codes I need and will be able to write some codes of my own for Mach3.
Thanks never notice the "Edit button scripts". :o
Here is the code if any one els is looking:

DoButton( 24 )
DoButton( 23 )
DoButton( 22 )
DoButton( 25 )

Which is interesting, because its actually calling on the ref home X,Y,Z,A buttons independently from there OEM code.
You could also call on a multiple of actions or many individual buttons from one button as well.
Interesting... ::)

I agree Flash is the best way to go ever more so since Adobe and Macromedia merged, Yes I can show some work of intergating Flash into a C program, let me get back to you in a bit.
Cheers

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Mach Screens / Re: Oem/VB- "Ref Home" & Numeric Key pad?
« on: April 26, 2006, 09:25:11 AM »
Ynneb,
Great I'll take alook at the VB scripts in Mach3 and in the Wiki support.

Maybe I can make buttons with a VB script attached to each for the numeric key pad.
I'd like the "numeric pad" to be  built in to Mach3
Do you know if the OEM codes are compiled VB scripts?

I was wondering if the new screen designer will be using Flash componits?
I use Flash allot and not only for websites.
I found using Fireworks is very effective for making interfaces as well.

P.S. Your video's are great, thanks for making them ;D

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Mach Screens / Oem/VB- "Ref Home" & Numeric Key pad?
« on: April 26, 2006, 04:43:07 AM »
Question:

1.- When I use the OEM code for "Ref Home", the machine zero's all Axis at once. What is the proper OEM code/or what is the VB script function. I noticed that Mach3 has a VB script function for "Ref Home" but could not find the VB code. Any one got it?

2. How would you go about creating an on "screen numeric key pad" to enter field in Mach 3? Or has any one already made one for Mach 3?

Thanks for any help- Zealouse

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Mach Screens / Re: Touch screen Jog window
« on: April 26, 2006, 04:37:54 AM »
I've created a "Easy Touchscreen" screen for Mach 3
                    (Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4)

*The screen is for "3 axis machines"

*The screen has been simplified.

*Jog on screen.

*Zoom in and out on screen.

*The screen has a step by step process of completing a job from G-code to machining.

-Coming soon:
*nice clean buttons and backround
*Ref home will zero Z than Y than X
*Numeric Key pad/Calculator


It has big buttons and a simple interface. I cleared out any thing that my machine didn't have and add a few functions that made it possable for me not to need a mouse. You can jog from the screen and zoom in and out and pan with out a keyboard.

I must say that ARTSOFT has made the screen designer a super easy way to create your own screens. I am impressed with the all of ARTSOFT's programs and a very happy owner and member :D

Please add to the screen or give me comments to what it needs.

*I'll be adding nice clean buttons and backround soon



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General Mach Discussion / Re: USB - Parallel laptop
« on: April 16, 2006, 03:54:25 PM »
I have spend over 300.00$ and bought every single converter. NONE WILL WORK.
I bought a 150.00 PCMCICA slot to parallel and that didn't work.

I have bought laptops with a parallel port on them and they cause trouble.
The only laptops that will work are the ones that are build like portable desktops, like Alienware laptops.

I've spent many months figuring out ways, the only solution is the G-rex, or the future development of eithernet connection.
Maybe people can post a list of know laptops that work well with Mach2/3(I had a laptop that worked but would stall out the motors in jog mode).

Another thing to consider in both laptops and desktops are the dual core problem.

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Mach Screens / Touch screen Jog window
« on: April 16, 2006, 03:42:14 PM »
Hi, I was wondering if any one has or will create an additional screen in Mach2/3 for jogging with a touch screen monitor.
Being able to just use a monitor would simplify things.

The idea would be:
1. A screen with big buttons to controll the "jog mode" between "step and cont."
2. Being able to control the "cycle jog steps"
3. Turning the "jog mode" on or off.
4. Big arrows to move the machine in X,Y,Z,A
5. A key pad to enter numbers in the "step jog mode" Fields
6.Zeroing out X,Y,Z,A
It would be nice to keep Mach2/3 the way they are and add a tab for "touch Screen"
Would any one be able to create this? Would it be useful to anyone?

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Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / Re: Small suggestion
« on: April 11, 2006, 04:53:07 AM »
Any way of getting rid of the old forum.
No one can even upload new files,or adding the form to an archive section here on this forum?
The Yahoo forum is a mess! This new forum is 100 times cleaner and better to navigate and look at :)
and it has a spell checker ;D

A++++ on the new forum!

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