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Help on customizing Mach3
« on: September 23, 2010, 04:10:14 PM »
Hi I'd like to know if is possible to create a VB program, Macro, etc to accomplish the followings activities:

- After clicking on start button move the X axis cw or ccw (doesn't matter the orientation) at a preprogrammed feed until input 1 is active then move Y axis to a preprogrammed inches at a preprogrammed feed, pause, then continue on the same Y axis until the final total inches are achieved then repeat the cycle infinitely if is possible or a quantity of times if is possible.

 This sequency is if is possible to realize for using on a custom machine where it must have the intervention of the input to continue the rest of the proccess, I'm in the way if it's neccessary of paying for the service on have the complete proccess on isetting the mach3 to accomplish the task discussed above, I actually know how to set mach3 for milling without problems, the problem is to set it up for the purpose mentioned above.

   Thanks in advance to all... :D

    att: Jose Holguin

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Re: Help on customizing Mach3
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 05:49:39 PM »
Your problem likely  will be moving the X axis without defining a distance.
If you commanded a distance and feedrate via the VB you could set the input up as a feedhold and that would stop the motion, then call a stop then do your Y move

Might actually be easier doing things from a Brain and just having it start by looking at a LED, whether that is the Cycle Start LED or any other. Should be able to have a jog via a Brain and have it halted by an input etc