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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2007, 04:47:40 PM »
Its sounding like there will be loads of features.
We might have to set you up to do a video tutorial, so that we wont mis out on any of the great features.

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« Reply #91 on: March 01, 2007, 04:49:57 PM »
Hi Benny,

I will definately be making a few short video tutorials.
I have software to do that.

best regards

Stan
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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #92 on: March 01, 2007, 06:14:37 PM »
Hi Stan:

 We'll help with that with anything you need. Once your done Ill add feature support as needed, and as I can. Delaing with the Screen background can be torublesome as its a CFromView, and their notorious for bad messageing when it comes to backgrounds. But I think we'll be able to add whatever features need to be done.. :)

Art

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #93 on: March 06, 2007, 09:04:00 PM »
Hi All,  Here's another progress update

Sliders

Well I've finally managed to duplicate slider rendering to
closely approximate the final look in MACH.

Slider properties DO NOT however work the same as in
Screen4.  In Screen4,  you have to modify the Format String
to create a Slider from a D.R.O.

What I have done is to make Sliders a completely separate
item.  When reading screens created in Screen3 and Screen4,
the editor will automatically detect DROs that are sliders and convert
them.

A new edit dialog for Sliders allows you to set the various
slider properties without having to do it in the Format String.
In this case,  the Format String is edited exactly as for a standard
DRO.  ie %0.3f

When saving out the screen,  the editor will automatically insert
the correct Slider parameters into the format string for you.





Skinned DROs
These are now supported also.


Screen Background Images
Many of you who are designing screens are using very large
screen background images and locking them down when
using Screen4.

My editor now allows you to convert a large screen image into
"the screen background".  This means,  the image you are
using is destroyed,  and the picture becomes a property of
the screen itself - so can't be selected and accidently moved or
sized - so it behaves like a locked down image in Screen4.

The screen background image suppoorts the usual image
modes (stretch, crop, aspect fit etc.).  When performing the
conversion,  you may end up having to re-align all your controls
if the original screen background image was offset from the
actual top left corner of the screen.


Best Regards


Stan.





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ynneb

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #94 on: March 09, 2007, 06:08:50 AM »
Hey Stan I just had a thought. Surprisingly there are no right click options on screen 4, will yours have right click options like cut, copy, group, etc ?
Will your designer also allow shortcut keys like Ctrl, x, y, z, v, g, u, etc ? These seemingly small requests will make a big difference to users.

Also will you be able to have more than one instance of your designer open, and if so, will you be able to copy things across from one instance to another. This also is much needed. Or maybe one instance open but tabbed versions of different screens ?

Sorry If these questions have been answered b4, I did scan quickly through and couldn't see where.

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2007, 07:23:57 AM »
Hi Benny,

Right click options

No Problem.  Not sure what you mean
by "Group",  I have no such function.


Keyboard functions
Well,  there aleady are some,  others
can be added on request but not till
the software's out and being used.


More than one instance running.
It can already do that.  And you can
copy paste items/pages between them.


regards

Stan
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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #96 on: March 09, 2007, 01:40:14 PM »
Ok,

  So when does your new screen designers become available?? Do you have an ETA???

Grouping:  I think by grouping he means (like in CAD), you have a group of objects close, or touching, or on top of each other, that you can Select them all and hit Group. at that time If you click on any one of the objects in the group. All the objects become selected and when you drag or move it, it all moves together as a group.

Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
http://www.ss-systems-llc.com/

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2007, 02:13:23 PM »
Hi Scott,

I am currently working on outputting the .SET file from the
screen design data.  It's a long job.

ETA is soon,  but I am unable to estimate because I
keep running into things that I've missed.  I had a chat with
Art,  and as a result discovered a few items that I had either
forgotten to implement or simply implemented incorrectly,
so I've been busy addressing those issues.

With respect to grouping,  a screen design application
simply doesn't require that level of functionality.
Persitent grouping is great for complex drawings,
but screens don't fall into that category.



regards

Stan.
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ynneb

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #98 on: March 22, 2007, 10:15:40 PM »
Hey Stan, is there any thing we can do to help? Its been a while since we have heard from you. I am sure your designer is going to be the number one tool, and highly welcomed by many.
Let us know if you need anything.

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #99 on: March 23, 2007, 10:58:27 AM »
Sorry Everybody,

I have been away the last week in the US on business.  (I also have a day job).
Will report some news soon.

best regards

Stan
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http://files.jetcam.net/stan/mach/