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M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« on: May 02, 2014, 09:29:59 AM »
User Configurable 1-4 tool path views in a tool path group example.

Jason, and I had wanted to do this a while back in flash, but m3 would not allow it.
But it is Do-able in M4, this screen set has just the "Program Run" page (tab), tool path group done, but you could mod it for the other Tabs/Toolpath views.

I added a "User Cfigs" tab in the "notebook" area of the lower screen, when you press the
"cfg toolpath views" button, each press of the button, cycles through they screen view layout types:
Single view, Horizontal view, vertical view, 3 view, 4 view.

the script uses heavy table work.

The attached screen set is called:  Mach4UserMod1v1.set

Let me know what you think!!
Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
http://www.ss-systems-llc.com/

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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 02:09:41 PM »
This is real nice Scott. Next thing would be allowing setting "Jog Follow" independently for each view.... ;)

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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 02:59:48 PM »
Dan,

Open that screen and look at the code behind that "Cfg Toolpath View" button......
After getting an eyeful of it, by all means please add the code to do that jog follow............  hehhehee
then re-post the updated/improved screen!!! 

Scott
Commercial Mach3 & Mach 4, Design/Build/Retrofit CNC and Industrial machines.
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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 03:33:59 PM »
LOL...I am not a programmer, Scott. Could barely do VB, let alone this whole new to me LUA thing...

Not asking you to do this. Appreciate all your input anyway!

Dan
Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 04:00:23 PM »
I do like it, cool work Scott
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 04:02:00 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »
Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 04:26:39 PM »
Took 25 minutes to add, ya got to love it?
thanks again Scott
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 04:42:01 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »
Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 04:42:58 PM »
........  by all means please add the code to do that jog follow............  hehhehee
then re-post the updated/improved screen!!! 
;D

Man ... you guys are gifted. More valuable now than ever.
I for one really appreciate you generosity and consideration.

Thanks,
Russ
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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 04:44:38 PM »
Way to go Craig, you edited that in while I was posting.
THANKS !
Russ

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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 07:11:50 PM »
ok Craig, now you have to post the screen with the jog follow......
I never even thought about adding something like that, since I never even use it...

Here is a fun one for you or some other enterprising guy....    Add the "Multi-tool path" button and tool path screens to the OTHER 4 pages....   :) :) :)

not complex just time consuming detail work,

Scott
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Re: M4 screen set with user selectable 1 to 4 tool path views
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 07:15:52 PM »
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LOL...I am not a programmer, Scott. Could barely do VB, let alone this whole new to me LUA thing...

me neither......  I just learned it by trying it, failing, trying again....etc. till it started working.....

I am LOV'N wxLua sssssooooooooo much bettter than VB, and really, the way the core is done, there are VERY few things,
you even NEED a plugin for (other than hardware interfaceing), and then even then, you can access your hardware/plugin via mc.*********x calls, it is just TOO FREAKING COOL...

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