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Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:33:13 PM »
Build 1762:

http://www.machsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Mach4Hobby%20Installer-1762.exe

Fix G81 error.
Added G code Vars to the mcRegFile plugin.  You can view the G code variables in the Diagnostic Window.
G code variables are saved when Mach 4 is shutdown.  Except local vars #1-#34 and global #100-#199.  All the rest should be sticky.
File->New for new file creation.  (also "Edit G Code" button will edit a new file if there is no file loaded.)
Operator->Jog Trace toggle so that the user can control if Jogs show a trace in the tool path.
Modbus bit packing mod re-inserted into the mcModbus plugin.  (it was there and then it wasn't.  Not it is back!)
Modbus RS485 check box now does something and it is sticky.
Every GUI control object now has an "Enabled States" property.  It allows for the object to easily be enabled/disabled via the machine state.
The clipboard is not destroyed in gcEdit and mcLuaEditor upon exit any more.

If you have modified your screen sets or profiles, make a backup before installing!

Steve
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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 09:11:04 PM »
HIYA Steve I can confirm the G81 seems fixed BUT I do not see the Gcode Vars listed anywhere on the Diagnostics page.

Gcode edit DOES open a NEW file(;-)

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 09:17:03 PM »
OK I found it it was on the OTHER diagnostics page.(;-)

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 09:32:33 PM »
The #var Display works fine. The only odd thing about it is it FLASHES 2 times a second IF the Gocde is NOT running. If the file is running then it is SMOOTH displaying.

Also the range of VArs not active but displayed show a LARGE long number  ???

(;-) Could you make it a sticky always on top. I keep loosing it.

also tested persistant #Vars  ROGER A ok (;-)  Used the var monitor to do it (;-) HEHEHEHE


THANKS Steve and company(;-) , (;-) TP

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 09:38:08 PM »
That LARGE number is what we use for the NIL value.  The var needs to just show NIL instead of that value.  I'll add that in.

There is a pin button to make it always on top. 

Steve

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 09:40:39 PM »
YES I found teh always on top button thanks. Also double checked some System #Param like 5301 5302 read them like a champ.

NOW IF you can stop that @#$%^&* flicker in the Var window (;-) TP

Thnaks Steve,  (;-) TP

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 10:08:18 PM »
HIYA Steve, G81 is still broken. It will not index the A xis correctly  and it start the Z down before the a axis gets to tthe endpoint of the A move. Then it start rotating while the Z is drilling.

G83 AND g73 ignore the Q param. Also it moves between points in A at feedrate not rapid.

Here is the test code.

G90 G80
G00 Z1.0000 A0.000
 M3 S500
 G94
 G99 G73 X2.5000 Y0.0000 A0.0000 Z-.1200 R0.1000 Q0.500 F10.0000 L0
G90 A45
A90
A135
A180
G80
G90
G94
 M30

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 10:58:22 PM »
Last quirk for the evening G9 does not work.

I have been sweeping through the Gcode again.

(;-) TP

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Re: Mach 4 Hobby Demo build 1762 is available
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 12:22:28 AM »
Thanks for the G9 Terry!  As for G81 and the others, I don't know.  I'll ask Brian.

Steve