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can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« on: June 13, 2009, 04:30:05 AM »
hello to all NEED SOME HELP PLEASE.
ok know I got my shuttle pro countour pendant, and I would like to add it to my machine here is my situation I dont have the internet hooked up to machine so please correct me if I am wrong. the way I think I would have to go about doing this is download the plug in into a usb then transfer it over to my machine. my question is where should I put this plug in. do I just put it into the mach3 folder, or does it go under a certain folder.
thanks.

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 04:40:51 AM »
If it is a M3P file then just double clicking it on your pen drive should automatically install it to the correct folder. If its a dll then place it in C:\Mach3\PlugIns

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 02:00:59 AM »
thanks Hood.
i got my shuttle to work so far and I must say it works pretty good.
so know that I label some of my buttons ,
can some one explain how can I make this shuttle work so that my (Laser  X AND Y axis zero ) work,  I would like to make the bottom lower right button work for that macro.
and also I would like to make the (Z axis tool zero) work,  and I would like to make the bottom lower left hand button work for that macro.
 i dont know how to make this work.
any help would be epprreciated
thanks.

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 02:13:23 AM »
Not really sure how the shuttle works as I have never used one but if it is a keyboard emulator then you will just need to find out the hotkey that is used for the function you want to use.

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 11:05:49 AM »
thanks Hood.
i got my shuttle to work so far and I must say it works pretty good.
so know that I label some of my buttons ,
can some one explain how can I make this shuttle work so that my (Laser  X AND Y axis zero ) work,  I would like to make the bottom lower right button work for that macro.
and also I would like to make the (Z axis tool zero) work,  and I would like to make the bottom lower left hand button work for that macro.
 i dont know how to make this work.
any help would be epprreciated
thanks.

The buttons are assigned by going to Config->ConfigPlug-Ins, then click on the yellow "CONFIG" next to the ShuttlePro.

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 03:22:30 AM »
ok I figure out how to set up my shuttle pro and I got to say thanks to everyone in the mach forum this thing is pretty cool.
I am still trying to figure out how to set up my auto tool setter since it is a macro and my lazer to zero out my x and y axis it is also a macro I just dont know how if any one has figure it out can you please show me.
this is how I would like it to work,
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Oc-9gTFj-y4

I already have it set up on my screen and it works fine I would like to use the shuttle buttons instead of the screen buttons.
thanks

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 06:33:34 AM »
Josh

You need to put the macros that you want in the macros folder and call them by number.

Best to have the onscreen buttons call them by number also. 

Then any amendments or updates to the macros are only done in one place.

Greg

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 09:37:30 PM »
thanks for the replies
but forgive me I am not to good with macros in written them or even uderstanding them.
I copy this macro for my (LAZER X AND Y AXIS) and it works perfect on my screeen but I would like to use the pendant instead
I dont get it by what you mean by saying I have to put them in the macro folder by number. here is the macro I use for the lazer.


Code "G91 G0 X -1.652  Y -.170" ' 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)
Else
End If

this is the macro for the lazer know my question is how do I number it and also where do I insert the numbers.
can you please explain how this is done.
thanks

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 12:02:46 AM »
Paste the macro into a new notepad document and save as M617.m1s

Place this file into the macro folder with the name of the profile you are using  (Probably Mach3Mill)

Then use this in the button script to call it  Code "M617"

Then in the shuttle pro setup use the number 617 in the "Custom Macro number#"  and assign it to the button of your choice.

Hope that is clear.  If not, ask.  :)

Greg

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Re: can somebody help me plug in my shuttle pro 2
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 03:10:36 AM »
ok it worked perfect  thank you, that was pretty cool.
my last question for this set up if you can please help me again.
 say I would like to add another macro this one is for my (Z axis auto tool zero)
my question is how do you name them .

here is my macro

PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151) 'Z-plate thickness DRO
If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then
DoButton ( 10 )
Code "G4 P0.25"
Code "G31Z-5 F4.00"
While IsMoving()
Wend
Code "G4 P0.25"
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002)
Code "G0 Z" &ZProbePos
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness)
Code "G4 P0.5" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 Z1.50" 'Change the Z retract height here
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)"
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)"
Exit Sub
End If   


can you please tell me how should I save it as
thanks again