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All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« on: December 27, 2009, 03:07:44 PM »
hi Everyone,
I have finally finished my lathe screenset, thanks to Klaus and his great software, it was a brease
one or two buttons are still not working, still trying to get to the bottom of it.
As i dont have an MPG can some one please test that part for me
Any comments welcome, good or bad  ;)
Unzip and copy the Softlathe.lset in the Mach3 directory ie. C:\mach3\SoftLathe1v3.lset and the softlathe directory into the bitmap dir ie. C:\mach3\bitmaps\SoftLathe
Friedrich

Update: added some stuff left out by mistake i.e. Part Zero DRO's
Update:29 Dec Toolpath and buttons now working thanks to Klaus
Update:7 Jan New version featuring tool wear calculation
« Last Edit: January 07, 2010, 02:59:55 PM by softselect »

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Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 04:48:36 PM »
Good going and nice to have a choice in screens for the lathe.
What buttons don't work?
I guess my only comment would be a loaded question. What should the ideal lathe screen be like?
RICH
Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 04:58:12 PM »
hi rich,
i know its a bit crowded but i just get fed up jumping between screens
the tool path display doesnt work, the save fixtures dont work and the Spindle cw, cww is screwed up, probly me ;), you should know what late nights do to ones brain
i am bussy with an update, adding a screen refresh and toolpath on/off buttons, see it will help
thanks for looking
Friedrich

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Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 05:19:17 PM »
"its a bit crowded"
I don't know if you can realy create "one ideal screen"  and, as such, you probably can't fit it on one screen, but
everybody works differently.

"fed up jumping between screens"
I know what you mean, and Phil addressed that and additionaly added a few nice features to the original lathe screen with more to come.

I would be interested in having lathe users respond to efforts by you folks. Maybe wishfull thinking, but, just imagine if a defined logic could be defined by the lathe users, efforts shared in creating the screens....
Just a cloud above my head!
RICH
Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 05:31:46 PM »
Hi Rich,
replacing the files with the update still no luck with toolpath display >:(
Friedrich

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Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 07:43:54 AM »
Freidrich
 Looking good :)
Will download and try it on my lathe in a while and see if the MPG is working.
Rich
 as you say not one will do all people, I have just done (still not finished) a screen for the new mill to have most things on one page and the lathe is next but I know for a fact it is made for the way I work and the things I need and others will have different requirements.

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Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 07:55:54 AM »
You asked about the DRO's on the Yahoo group. Uncheck boxed DRO's in general Config.
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

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http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 08:00:39 AM »
thanks Hood,
I also find something weard about the CW and CWW LED's, still trying to get to the bottom of it
I will appreciate the MPG test, I dont need it as i am using XBox joystick, but maybe in the future, who knows
Friedrich
Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 08:03:46 AM »
Thanks Gerry
working great, missed that one, last place i would have looked.
Friedrich

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Re: All in one lathe screen (Beta)
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009, 08:08:51 AM »
MPG seems to work fine :)
Also toolpath is viewing fine for me.

Graphics seem a bit slow to update but that could be because you are using JPegs rather than Png's but to be honest I dont really know if that would make much difference.

Hood