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Manual input to jog a certain distance
« on: November 09, 2011, 06:27:23 AM »
Hello all.
I have built a few machines to cut pieces for my furnitures that building. Everything works fine but i need to speed things up.

I write g code to move the tools for example G0x+70 for 7 centimeters, but i need to do this around 100 times a day so there has to be a better way.

Anyone know a plugin or similar to enter the distance directly, for example 70 for 7centimeters on prefered axis?

This would save me a lot of time so i really hope there is some one that can help me.

Thanks
Janne

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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 06:36:07 AM »
Not really sure what you are asking but if you are in incremental mode (g91) mach will move the distance requested. Is that what you want?
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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 06:52:09 AM »
Hi, thanks for a quick reply
I write the code directly to MIDI for example G0x+70 to make the tool travel 7 centimeter, but i need to do this faster and just write 70 in a filed to move the tool 7 centimeters. I move the tools so many times every day so if i could just enter a value for the distance it would save me a lot of time.

Is there a plugin or a screen that alove me to write the travel distance directly?

/Janne

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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 06:59:49 AM »
If you have commanded a G0X60 move then the next move will also be a G0 so you would just need the axis and cordinate, eg  you just need to  MDI X70.
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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 07:04:52 AM »
 :o :o was it that easy?? i just tried and it works perfectly Thanks alot... i have probably written 1.000.000 lines of g-codes for nothing :(

Thanks again, janne

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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 07:07:48 AM »
Just remember its modal so if you change to G1 etc at any point(code or MDI) you will again need a G0 first time.
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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 07:18:14 AM »
Thanks, i´ll remember that ;)
Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 08:11:42 AM »
Also, if you commonly use the same few values you can hit ENTER to open the MDI line, then use the UP and DWN arrow keys to scroll through previously entered data, then hit ENTER to execute.
Might save  a few key strokes .... might not.
I use it quite often.
Russ   :)
Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 08:34:08 AM »
Wow, this will save me more time, thanks alot guys... Next step is to create a blueprint with copy cat so that i can follow a sertain pattern everytime i create a table for example ;D

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Re: Manual input to jog a certain distance
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 08:45:00 AM »
You can use the teach button if you wish, it will record all moves then when you press Stop Teach then Load/Edit it will open all you have just MDI'd and you can then save if you wish.


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