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Offline BR549

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MachTrick #649
« on: December 03, 2012, 04:40:09 PM »
I don't know IF I ever mention this trick. It allows yoou to create a button that records your points in a points file.

'Macro Record Points
Message"New Point"
Zmv= (GetDro(2)+.0001)
Code"G31Z"&Zmv
While Ismoving()
Wend
Message"Point Recorded"
End   


You would open the points file with a M40 call at the MDI.  Then you assign a name for the file.

Next jog or move to a point to be recorded, press the button. Next move /jog to the next point and repeat,press the button. Each time you press the button MACH3 records the xyz points to the point file.

When you are done then at the MDI type M41 to close the file.

Works fine when nothing else will quite do the job. Can be use as a simple MACH3 DMM.

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Re: MachTrick #649
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 05:36:31 PM »
Interesting.....
RICH

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Re: MachTrick #649
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 07:05:22 PM »
Where do I find #'s 1-648?
Gerry

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Re: MachTrick #649
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 08:17:46 PM »
YOU would be surprised at what you can find over at teh achives of the mach3 yahoo site.

IF someone that was putor savy could download the messages and put them into a data base format that could be searched it would be a killer application.

I have about half of the messages that art responded to downloaded but don't have the time/space to work on it.

IT would be a HUGE space requirement to get them all.  BUT there are TONS of good stuff in those pages.

THe book I started was labled  "And then Art Said" Even had the cover page layed out.

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Re: MachTrick #649
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 08:25:17 PM »
Here is the Cover Page for Chapter 1


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Re: MachTrick #649
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:39 AM »
Oh you so need to finish this book. Its worth a beer. Or two!

That front cover is a must to see in a full format book.

Mike.