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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2014, 10:58:24 PM »
Using G31 I see there Parameters for the trip point of a call. IS there a parameter set for the endpoint of the call line

G31 X10 Y10 Z1 A10   

The Trip points for the G31 - G31.4 are already there and working I believe.

TO create an error trap for probing I need access to the endpoint values for the call .

 It would need to be a set of #Parms that are accessable from Gcode and looks like would need all 4 probe sets G31 -G31.4.

ALSO I need the #parm for the trip condition  ON/OFF. to create a Protected Move MODE to protect teh Probe from dammage while jogging or moving into position.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2014, 11:00:37 PM »
We need to be able to create HOTKEYS ({F5} , etc in the screen set to be able to access buttons for function. (Control Panel without Mouse)

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2014, 11:29:53 PM »
Would it be possible to Link some of the most common # Param s to DROs so that if you update the #param it updated the DRO and Vise Versa.

 it would make dealling with the common parms much easier

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2014, 12:14:26 AM »
You can do that in the PLC script. The screen editor is your friend
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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2014, 01:00:22 AM »
os.execute('start "Docs" "Notepad.exe C:\\Mach4Hobby\\Docs\\M4Manual.txt" ')

Try that.  You may need to provide the fill path to Notepad.  But that should not block the script.

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Hiya Steve I found this roaming the web.  The process OPENs Notepad fine AND Mach4 still runs OK. But it will not allow you to open the Txt file on load. It keeps telling me windows cannot find it for some reason I do not understand. YET

strProgram = '"Notepad.exe"'
strCmd = 'start "" '..strProgram
os.execute(strCmd)
Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2014, 01:16:25 AM »
os.execute('start "Docs" "Notepad.exe C:\\Mach4Hobby\\Docs\\M4Manual.txt" ')

Try that.  You may need to provide the fill path to Notepad.  But that should not block the script.

Steve



Hiya Steve I found this roaming the web.  The process OPENs Notepad fine AND Mach4 still runs OK. But it will not allow you to open the Txt file on load. It keeps telling me windows cannot find it for some reason I do not understand. YET

strProgram = '"Notepad.exe"'
strCmd = 'start "" '..strProgram
os.execute(strCmd)

Following works on my system (W7x64):

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os.execute('start "Docs" "Notepad.exe" "C:\\Mach4Hobby\\Docs\\M4Manual.txt" ')
Please note the different use of quotation marks: Notepad.exe and your text file cannot be in the same quotation mark sequence.
Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2014, 01:31:02 AM »
Feature request: Create a new G code file from the main menu (menu "File")

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2014, 01:37:12 AM »
Thanks PAUL that did the trick here as well.

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2014, 12:33:51 PM »
Next Idea , the Manual button now works great but how about a LOAD manual function that allows one to View the Manuals  " Directory" and pick which one to view.

Probably best to JUST do PDF files though.

Just a thought, as one idea ALWAYS breeds another

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« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 12:35:29 PM by BR549 »

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Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
Feature Requests:

Not sure if any of these features are already there, or not, but I didn't see them.

1) Image based dual state LED's like Mach3 has. In my 2010 Screenset, I was able to create fake checkboxes and radio buttons using dual state image LED's. You can use these to "fake" quite a few things that are normally not available. It would also be nice to just create better looking LED's, as the default LED's look like crap compared to the rest of the screen controls. ;)

2) Tooltips. A lot of my 2010 Screenset users have asked for tool tips, for help in knowing what a particular controls function is.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2014, 09:34:32 AM by ger21 »
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