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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2008, 07:52:19 AM »
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thanks for pointing this out.

No, thank you for pointing this out.......

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In Appendix 3, the whole chapter talks about KeyGrabber

I had forgotten about that.

Good luck! Your off and running with it now.  :)

Brett
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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2009, 09:00:09 PM »
I rushed out and got a Logiteck game controller, configured Keygrabber, even used Screen Designer to add a few keyboard shortcuts to my MachBlue screen.

Everything works !

Except  --- now when I plug the controller in the "Reference All" doesn't work. each axis jogs a centimeter or so and then stops. If it does encounter a home switch - it doesn't back off it???
Same thing when I jog with the keyboard - jogs for a bit , then stops??

Unplug the controller and everything works again again!

Anybody that can help me?
« Last Edit: February 08, 2009, 05:18:12 PM by hlombard »

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2009, 09:53:25 PM »
Do you have one of your buttons set up to place Mach in MPG step mode? You have to be careful when working with screens. I would guess you have assigned the hot key for jog step to something else and haveing two functions assigned to the same hotkey is freaking Mach out.

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2009, 05:07:20 PM »
I don't fully understand what you are saying - this is all still complicated for me.

When I opened my screen set with ScreanTweak ir warns: "Screen #2 (MDI) has duplicate label: $Persistent" Is this par of my problem? Although it refers to "Label" not shortcut.

Here is my shortcuts from MachBlue the screen that I use:

Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Alt-S>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Sp>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Alt-R>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <F10>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <F11>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: </>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-O>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-val=1064>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-Ins>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-val=1063>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-val=1036>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-val=1061>
Screen 1 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-val=1062>

Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Home>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-V>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <F11>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: </>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <F10>
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Num->
Screen 2 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Num+>

Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Alt-N>
Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-W>
Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Alt-S>
Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Sp>
Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Alt-R>
Screen 3 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>

Screen 4 - Bitmap file: 'MillBitmaps\verify2.jpg' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-V>
Screen 4 - Bitmap file: 'MillBitmaps\Safez.jpg' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-Z>
Screen 4 - Button caption: 'JoyStick (Ctrl-S)' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-S>

Screen 5 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-Alt-J>
Screen 5 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <9>
Screen 5 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <0>
Screen 5 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>

Screen 6 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Alt-U>
Screen 6 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Shift-S>
Screen 6 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>

screen 7 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <Home>
Screen 7 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>

Screen 8 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>

Screen 9 - Bitmap file: '' Hotkey is: <'>


Screen 10 - Button caption: 'Jog ON/OFF Ctrl-Alt-J' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-Alt-J>

Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Alt-C>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Alt-B>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Alt-A>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-J>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Alt-J>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <Ctrl-Alt-J>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <9>
Screen 50 - Bitmap file: 'None' Hotkey is: <0>

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2009, 06:22:14 PM »
It sounds like a real good possobility to me. The only way to know for sure is to dig into your screen set. If you have the buttons on the game pad set up the same as default keyboard strokes, you can try the standard screen set to help trouble shoot.

Brett
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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2009, 06:15:38 PM »
I just got a keypad, wireless, nice stuff:
http://www.targus.com/Uk/product_details.asp?sku=AKP07EU

Any hints on how those "quicklaunch" buttons work on the top of it? It would be nice to reconfigure those for MACH, too...

I intend to study the Mach2 customization manual that Brett recommended... anything else to read to be able to have a setup similar to his gamecontroller? (but on my keypad)

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2009, 07:04:28 PM »
I think I got one of those or maybe a cyber sniper and windows recognized it as a keyboard. I have seen xkeys set up that work really slick though. The x keys are programable them selves. Can use for a series of keystrokes too. Let us know how you get on with it. You can modify your screen set so that you use other than default hotkeys (although I wouldn't if I didn't have to) to add flexibility. The main thing is that your device be recognized by keygrabber if using keygrabber, have a plug-in for it, be recognized by windows as a keyboard and just use it to take the place of a standard keyboard, or be able to write a plug-in for it.

Brett  
« Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 07:06:01 PM by Chaoticone »
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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2009, 04:21:55 PM »
Hi Brett,

Anyone who can give some giudelines how to make a plugin? I guess it is something else than the Visual Basic scripting...

I myself have experience only in assembly code programming of PIC controllers, but I have a friend who can write drivers for HID devices, I suppose he can give support, I just need to give him info on what I want, and with what I want...

So I need some info on where to start with this plugin stuff...

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2009, 06:19:10 PM »
You can find the SDK in the downloads tab at top of this page. You can find a ton of info in the Mach SDK plugin questions and answers board. Videos and documents can be found in the supprot top at the top of this page.

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Re: There is a God!!!!!Keygrabber Axis Gain question
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2009, 10:32:53 AM »
Reading this thread inspired me to try using Keygrabber with my Saitek AV8R-01 joystick.  Prior to this, I've been using Art's joystick plugin but it allows me to only control the X and Y Axis. 

The AV8R joystick has a usb connection and five axes of control: Joystick axis 1 - left & right motion, Joystick axis 2 - up & down motion of the stick, Joystick axis 3 - left throttle, Joystick axis 4 - right throttle, and Joystick axis 5 - clockwise & counter clockwise twist of the stick.

I set up axis 1 to control the X-axis, axis 2 to control the Y-axis and axis 5 to control the Z-axis. Saved the settings and started Mach3 from within Keygrabber.  All was good (well almost).  The joystick controlled the axes as expected.  However, when I restarted Mach3 through Keygrabber, the axis 5 setting was reset to "disabled".  I did check the time & date stamp on the default.grab file and it corresponds to the time that I changed it.  I went back and reassigned axis 5 and axes 3 and 4, saved and restarted Keygrabber.  Axes 1-4 were as assigned, axis 5 was again reset to "disabled"  Anyone have a clue why this is happening and how to get around it?

The second problem that I encouter ed was with jogging more than one axis simultaneously.  With the plugin, I could move the X and Y simultaneously.  With Keygrabber, I can only jog one axis at a time.  I checked that the slow jog rate is set to 100%  Any suggestions here?

As a reference, I'm running Mach3 Rev R3..042.029 under XP.  The version of Keygrabber.exe 4.0.0.11.

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Andy
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 10:38:01 AM by astr »