Hello Guest it is July 06, 2020, 06:18:40 AM

Author Topic: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available  (Read 427937 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #560 on: October 16, 2018, 03:59:44 AM »
Hi Gerry

Been using your screen for 2 years now and am very happy. A quick question if I may. Would it be possible to modify the tool change sequence so that the tool is lifted more than the present 0.05", say 0.150. My Z has a lot of backlash which cant be removed so although I compensate in my programs, during tool change the tool doesn't always lift from the probe sensor.

Many thanks for a fantastic screen

Chris

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,281 6,281
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #561 on: October 16, 2018, 06:59:03 AM »
Yes, you can edit the M881, M889, and M6End macros. Change the FirstRetractDist value in the following section of code.


'//////// the block below will set all your reusable vars depending on Inch or mm.
'//////// this sets the vars so you only need ONE large block of probing code.

If GetOEMLED(801) Then  ' On = English Measure INCH

FirstProbeDist = 6.0 ' Probe down 6 inches
FirstRetractDist = 0.05 ' Then retract .05 inch
SecProbeDist = 0.25 ' Then probe down .25 inches
FirstProbeFeed = 10.0 ' First probe feed @ 10 ipm
SecondProbeFeed = 1.0 ' Second probe feed @ 1 ipm
ClearAllow = 0.125 ' Max Allowable Clearance = Z Machine Zero - .125in

Else ' Off = Metric Measure MM

FirstProbeDist = 150.0 ' Probe down 150mm
FirstRetractDist = 1.0 ' Then retract 1mm
SecProbeDist = 6.0 ' Then probe down 6mm
FirstProbeFeed = 250.0 ' First probe feed @ 250 mm/min
SecondProbeFeed = 25.0 ' Second probe feed @ 25 mm/min
ClearAllow = 2.0 ' Max Allowable Clearance = Z Machine Zero - 2mm

End If
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #562 on: October 16, 2018, 07:01:54 AM »
Absolutely brilliant Gerry, many many thanks for an excellent product and exemplary support

Regards
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #563 on: December 07, 2018, 06:08:58 AM »
Nice screen, finally no eye cancer anymore caused by the standard screen.

Trying to modify the set "2010 (1920x1080).set", I get this error:

https://imgur.com/a/RqjCCpO ("File is not consistent - continue?")

When I hit enter, the screen looks abit... Butchered.

Here's how it looks like in Machscreen:

https://imgur.com/a/MawxwX7

The bottom screenshot is from "2010 (1920x1080)-4.set" (same resolution, just with 4 axis instead of 3). I have no error warning when opening the 4-axis set.

I have Mach3 current version installed (not yet licensed, but I do have one), also I just bought Screen 2010.

What is the problem with this set? I looks kinda right in Mach3, and so far it looks like everything is working as expected. I still want to shove some buttons around so I'm not sure if this will work with a corrupted file.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 06:11:05 AM by Bobthebuilder »

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,281 6,281
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #564 on: December 07, 2018, 06:52:04 AM »
That's a MachScreen error message, so you'll need to ask Klaus, the author of Machscreen. Sorry, but I don't use Machscreen, so I don't know the answer.

Can you open a "clean" unedited copy of the 2010 (1920x1080).set file without errors?
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #565 on: December 07, 2018, 07:30:08 AM »
I did test this with a clean, unmodified file. I'm a programmer so I know the drill.

I just figured all your 3-axis (not just the 1920x1080) can be opened without errors, but all 4-axis screens give this error. Well, I will check with Klaus, or just go ahead and modify it. Might still work.

Btw in case you still work on this screen and you will be updating it some time, theres a typo in the file "2010-Jog (1650x1080)". I guess you meant 1680x1050. Not like it matters tho, as long as it works.

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,281 6,281
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #566 on: December 07, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »
I'll check when I get home, but I have on occasion opened the screens in MachScreen, and have never seen an error. And I have loaded all the screens in Mach3 with no issues.

The widescreen versions were created by other users, and I don't use them, so I never noticed the error. I think that they were all modified with Machscreen, but the original 1024x768 versios were done with Screen4.
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,281 6,281
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #567 on: December 07, 2018, 10:11:09 PM »
OK, In Machscreen, both "2010 (1680x1050).set" and "2010 (1920x1080).set" give a "File Corrupted" error message.
Both work perfectly fine in Mach3.
As I said, I didn't create these, so I don't know what's different about them.
The 4 axis versions of both load into Machscreen with no errors.
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #568 on: January 26, 2019, 09:47:54 AM »
Ger,
I am in the middle of building a pendant with Arduino to use with Screenset 2010, but I seem unable to find where a description of the keystrokes that are used to control the 'button' functions.  For example what keystrokes are sent to mach3 when 'home' is clicked on the screen sending the carriage to the home position. I'm sure they are documented somewhere, but I am unable to locate them. Thanks..... Still loving 2010!!!!! Will be willing to share project to anyone interested.....
Thanks......
Henri Monnier - cnc@themonniers.com

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,281 6,281
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #569 on: January 26, 2019, 10:15:13 AM »
Pages 5-6 in the manual list the hotkeys that are assigned to buttons.

http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/downloads/mach3/2010%20Manual.pdf

If there's no hotkey listed, you can add your own with a screen designer, like Machscreen.
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html