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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 09:13:22 PM »
Rich, at the current rate, it may be another year?

Roelli,

What is the P (positions)?

Can you give me a clearer screenshot of the right side?

I didn't think of using icons for a lot of things. That frees up a lot of space.
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 01:20:14 PM »
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What is the P (positions)?

Correct! The "P" Icon should open a page which shows the positions.
Zero Point
Park Point and
Measurement Point

There is a small bar under the icon-bar which could show the momentary coordinates X,Y,Z

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Can you give me a clearer screenshot of the right side?

Of course:
http://www.nrgrecording.de/temporary/MACH3screendesign.pdf

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I didn't think of using icons for a lot of things. That frees up a lot of space.

In the pdf its only 15 icons on the top bar. The aqua uses over 25 I think? I love small icons... they don't need to be as big as in the aqua screen.
The icons in the pdf are the most important icons for me. Its nice to have them on the home screen.

Your XP Screen design looks good so far!  :o 8)

Roelli.

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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 06:13:21 PM »

Correct! The "P" Icon should open a page which shows the positions.
Zero Point
Park Point and
Measurement Point

There is a small bar under the icon-bar which could show the momentary coordinates X,Y,Z

I can't open a window with Mach3, unless I use Flash. But there is no Flash documentation, so no Flash screen.

I don't understand what "zero point" is? And Measurement point?



I'm not going to make a duplicate of that screen. I may not make exactly what you want. Rather than the picture, give me a list of al the features you use, and an explanation if needed.

Do you use the 3 feedrates?
clamps?
pump? Is this coolant?

What's a "reference move"?
Height scan? Is that probing?

I don't like the start button in the top, so it'll be down lower, and a bit larger.
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 11:54:50 AM »
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I can't open a window with Mach3, unless I use Flash. But there is no Flash documentation, so no Flash screen.

Ok. But you an switch to another page, right? Should be the same.


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I don't understand what "zero point" is? And Measurement point?

"Zero Point" means:
I move to a position on the machine table... when pressing "XYZ" the current position will be saved as X zero point, Y zero point and Z zero point. If you load a gcode file it should start from this XYZ point.
And if you move the head to another position and press "Z" only the Z-axis zero will be saved.

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I'm not going to make a duplicate of that screen. I may not make exactly what you want. Rather than the picture, give me a list of al the features you use, and an explanation if needed.

New File (deletes all current settings and loaded files)
Open File (opens a g-code DIN66025 file)
Reload (could be usefel... this should just load the last file again. I make changes in the Gcode even when it was send to the machine every time. This way I could save the file over network with the same name and hit "reload" button to get the new file)
Gcode editor (text editor/viewer of the loaded gcode)
Positions (opens a page with the positions of the machine  which includes XYZ zero points, XYZ park positions, XYZ measurement positions)
XYZ zero points= indicates the bottom left point of the material
XYZ park position = indicates a postion where the head moves after or before the file was done - or at the manual tool change
XYZ measurement positions = the position where the height sensor is (toolchange sensor)
Reference move = moves the head to the home position of the machine and switches the contacts for setting all axis to zero
material height scane = this could open the probing page (to measure the surface)
manual key buttons = to move the head in X,Y,Z
Selectable moving feed rates = same what is used on remote controls... you can switch between different speeds. This is very useful. Don't you have this feature? I love it!
pump= means coolant
spindle= switches the hf spindel on/off
spinde speed = change the spindel speed
clamping device = switches the pneumatic tool change of the hf spindle for manual tool changing
compressor = switches a relais (air compressor on/off)
vacuum = switches a vacuum device (side channel blower... whatever) on

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I don't like the start button in the top, so it'll be down lower, and a bit larger.

Thats probably a better idea. The emergency button is also a nice idea.

Thanks,
Frank.

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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 10:18:39 PM »
Spent a few more minutes tonight.
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 03:14:58 AM »
Use the graphics program that is recommended on this site as well (there are videos), you can make your own PNG or JPG "Tool Bars" with "Bitmap Buttons", etc. as well as background Bitmap, or JPEG, or PNG "Windows screen" looking backgrounds. Once you make everying looking like what you want, layout your screens in Klaus'es "Screen Designer", and POOF, you will have screens that look just like what YOU want, and will do what YOU want.

   That is one of the coolest things about Mach, you can make it do/look the way you want.

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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2010, 09:31:02 AM »
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2010, 12:06:31 PM »
Little More
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2010, 11:06:56 PM »
Still playing around with this. I'll get something working pretty soon, I hope. I like it because it loads about 10 times faster than my Aqua screen, which will be good on my slow shop PC. :)
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Re: Can anyone make a "normal" windows screen design please? 0:-)
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2010, 03:33:08 AM »
Looks good!  8)