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what is mdi line "closed" or "open"
« on: December 23, 2011, 03:04:57 PM »
In studying the manual reference is made to the MDI line being open  or closed.

I know what the MDI line is ------but how do I know if it is open or closed?

How do i open it and how do I close it

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fred
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Re: what is mdi line "closed" or "open"
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 03:17:17 PM »
Click on it and you can then enter data, click it again and you cant, you will soon see the difference in looks, wee box appears above it.  Pressing enter on the keyboard will also open it then you can type.
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Re: what is mdi line "closed" or "open"
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 08:09:07 PM »
Also, while the MDI is active, you can toggle through previous entries by using the UP/DOWN arrow keys.
Makes it quick and easy.
Hit
  ENTER to open MDI
  UP arrow to select previous command
  ENTER to execute
  ENTER again to close MDI and resume ...

Russ
Re: what is mdi line "closed" or "open"
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 06:53:54 AM »
also note that when the MDI line is OPEN it is a different color..........  and while the mdi line is open you CANNOT jog the machine.  The ENTER button on the keyboard will also toggle the MDI line.

For Example...... you open the MDI line, execute a command, then go to jog the machine.........  It will not jog.... Press enter again and it will close.
Re: what is mdi line "closed" or "open"
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 02:01:43 PM »
thank you for that- I will be back in the shop tomorrow am and try it out


fred
think of the trees-- use both sides of the computer paper