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Offline MarkC

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newbie question
« on: December 28, 2006, 09:56:45 PM »
I'm trying to learn Screen 4 and I have a question that I'm sure has a simple explanation. I want to put a "set tool offset" button on the main (program) page just like on the offset page (page 7). This is in the standard 1024 .set as supplied with Mach3.
I changed the settings for "Jog on off" to those of the button that I want, but get an error "error in line 1 - none". Then I copied the button from the offset page, but can't resize it to fit where the previous button was.
What can I do? There seem to be some differences in the button/image button settings, but I'm getting lost here
Thank you in advance

Mark
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Offline Scott

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 10:31:55 AM »
Mark,

I don't know if you noticed, but that button has a VB script applied to it in Mach.  If you go to Operator/Edit Button Script and click on that button (in Mach), the script will open in the VB script editor.  If you look at the script applied to the button on the offsets page, that same script should be applied to the copy that you placed on the main page.  You may want to place a small DRO next to it with the same properties as the one on the offsets page also.

You can leave the Jog button as is and instead of copying the "set tool offset" button and resizing it (resizing it will make it hard to read because it's a bitmap button), you can add a plain button in screen4 and when you double click on it, you can put "Set Tool Offset" in the button text field and check the "VB Script Function" button.  You can then copy and paste the script in Mach from the button on the offsets page to the one you placed on the main page.  By making your own plain button, it can be made smaller to fit in somewhere easier.  It's a good idea to close the file in Screen4 before you edit the script in Mach and then if needed reopen it to make any layout changes.

Resizing is done by changing the values in the button properties or by dragging the handles when the button is selected.  It is easier to select some buttons if you turn off the background bitmap with the IMG button at the top of Screen4.

Hope this helps a bit.  Keep pluggin' away at it and you'll get it.  ;)
Scott

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2006, 10:28:15 AM »
Scott,
Thanks for the reply. I'll have a chance to work on it later today.

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 11:33:09 AM »
 ;D  Boy! Thats easy when you know how! I've made several other changes that I've wanted to make as well

Thanks again Scott!

Mark
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