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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:18:39 PM »
Is there a listing anywhere of the mc.*********x  codes that have been created for MACH4??

In the docs folder.  LuaCalls.txt

It is just a list.  We are working on the full documentations.  And there is a LOT of work left to do.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:15:47 PM »

3. Can the file loader be made to remember the last location and not default to the root directory of Mach4?
4.

Dan
I'm with Dan on # 3.

Also, G4 .... anywhere to select ms instead of seconds ?
Is decimal seconds a valid entry ?  ie: 0.25

Thanks,
Russ

I believe you can use decimals with G4.

Steve

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:13:15 PM »
Asked this before, but it again got missed - is there a way to have the DRO's persistent like it is in Mach3?

Also, a few other things:

1. Are there no settings for CV like there used to be in Mach3?
2. While running a program, all the buttons under the the File Ops tab should be grayed out or at least shouldn't do anything if clicked on, like it is in Mach3. Clicking one of them in Mach3 returns a message that you should first Stop the programme running.
3. Can the file loader be made to remember the last location and not default to the root directory of Mach4?
4.

Dan

1. No CV settings at this time.  CV is now using a much more advanced logic than it did in Mach 3.  For most cases, there is simply no need to tweak it.  However, we may add a setting or two soon.
2. This is controlled entirely by the screen set.  You can make it do whatever you want it to do.
3. I will make the file open "remember".

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:08:31 PM »
Is MACH4 suspended while a SUB is running (as with MACH3 named SUBS) or is it still necessary to insert pauses/delays?

And as long as were on the topic, does MACH4 support named SUBS?

Mach 4 is not suspended.  But I'm not sure what you mean.

And by named subs do you mean the sub file named in the comment?  If so, then Mach 4 supports that.

Steve
Sorry for confusion. I tend to think of macros as subroutines and intermix the terms. 

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The macros can be named anything.  However, to call one as an M code, it had better start with m!  :)  But inside the scripting environment, you can call a script with any name.

Mach4 syncs on M codes.  The M code may be a macro or it may not (M98 vs. M03, etc..  M codes break the CV chain.  And M codes run to completion before the interpreter advances.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:24:59 PM »
I think an old screen set was in the build.  It is probably a LED signal is wrong.  Edit the screen and check it out.  In any case, the screen set I'm using will be in the next update and all of that stuff will be fixed.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« on: May 01, 2014, 08:40:15 PM »
Is MACH4 suspended while a SUB is running (as with MACH3 named SUBS) or is it still necessary to insert pauses/delays?

And as long as were on the topic, does MACH4 support named SUBS?

Mach 4 is not suspended.  But I'm not sure what you mean.

And by named subs do you mean the sub file named in the comment?  If so, then Mach 4 supports that.

Steve

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Ain't it fun?  I can implement a Mach/Galil combo in my sleep now but I DO REMEMBER the first time.  All I can tell you is that it will all make sense AFTER you get it done the first time.  Until then...  patience.  The patience of a Saint!!!

Steve

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And you are correct about the output numbers.  1-8 on 1st ICM, 9-16 on the other.

Steve

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Oh wait...  Outputs not Inputs!!!  Hmm...  What kind of ICM?  Opto or not?  There is an application note on Galil's site that explains the output wiring.  It is different based on the OPTO option.

Steve

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No reason for a new thread.  I'll see this one.  :)

You may have to invert the signal.  it all depends on the polarity of INCOM on the ICM.  INCOM == GND vs. INCOM == +V.  Try that and see if that gets you results.

Steve