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entering info in gcode
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:55:07 PM »
is it possible to have an info line in a program, let's say to tell me which tool to change to when needed.

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Re: entering info in gcode
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 09:02:39 PM »
Just put it n parenthesis.

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Re: entering info in gcode
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 09:04:20 PM »
as easy as that, thanks ;D

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Re: entering info in gcode
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 09:44:16 PM »
Dont you have to be careful where you put the parenthesis? Like it has to be alone or it is a subprogram? Mine throws an error if already inside a set of parenthesis.
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Re: entering info in gcode
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 10:21:20 PM »
N10 (REMEMBER IT IS TIME TO CHANGE THE TOOL)

Just like above, the N10 is just a line number, you shouldn't get an error.
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Re: entering info in gcode
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 05:57:00 AM »
Dont you have to be careful where you put the parenthesis? Like it has to be alone or it is a subprogram? Mine throws an error if already inside a set of parenthesis.
Yes mach doesn’t allow nested parenthesis in a comment, why I don’t know.
But you can use parentheses inside a comment if you start the comment with a semicolon such as:
N10 ;A macro containing xx(xx) is required for this file
Will work just fine.
Al
« Last Edit: November 12, 2009, 05:59:44 AM by alenz »