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ScreenSet Question
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:37:23 AM »
Looking at the standard screen set I notice that teh lower section follows all screens and WASTES a large portion of the screen PAGE(tab) when those functions have no use for on the page.

I only see the need for it to be on 1-3 pages at most.

Can you set all the other pages to NOT have all that at the bottom.
 

OR do I need to wipe it out out and start over puitting functions where they are needed on each page(tab) ??

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 08:44:24 AM »
Relative to Terry's questions does the Z Order under properties apply?
OR
Maybe someone explain Z Order as I remember this "greying out " things.

RICH

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 09:37:56 AM »
You need to start over.
Here's the reason.

The default Screenset only has ONE page (default), and those controls are at the bottom of the page.

What you're calling "pages" are tabs of a tab control placed on the default page. When you change tabs, you're not changing pages, so you'll always see what's on the bottom.

Rich, I think that Z order only applies to objects that overlap. It just controls which objects are displayed on top of other objects (controls). It doesn't grey out or disable anything below something else.
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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 10:18:09 AM »
OK so IF I wanted to imbed the axis DROSs into the toolpath display what ORDER would I use to make it look normal.

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 10:35:38 AM »
It doesn't look like you can. I just tried it, and the toolpath is always on top.

I think that Z order is mostly for placing items over bitmap backgrounds. It doesn't work well if you try to place a button over a DRO, as they will jump in front of each other when you cliick on them or roll the mouse over them.
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 10:48:15 AM »
Relative to Terry's questions does the Z Order under properties apply?
OR
Maybe someone explain Z Order as I remember this "greying out " things.

RICH

Hi Rich,
These 2 posts address the Z order.

 http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27119.msg191686.html#msg191686
 http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27119.msg191699.html#msg191699

Thanks to Jeff and Steve.
Russ
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 10:51:05 AM by Overloaded »

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
Thanks Russ,

Hmm..... ???
In the Editor, Screen>ADD........>Page , Page is not activated yet.
I assume that you be able to add a blank screen and copy , add items to it as you wish in the future.

RICH

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 08:04:12 PM »
If you click on the top item of the tree (wxMach), you can add a page with the "green plus" toolbar button.
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

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http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 08:31:08 PM »
OK this has me stumped. Can someone take the BLANK screen and add 6 tabs so it looks like mach3 screen. Once I see how it is done I think I can deal with it. As is it make no sense to me. I have tried but cannot get it to do as I want.

NOW where was that manual ??


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Re: ScreenSet Question
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 09:42:26 PM »
OK I took an existing screen and stripped it down to work BUT I still do not know how to create it from scratch.

NOW IF we only had hotkeys working I could make a dandy HAAS Lookin screen set.  But it could not do all the details of the Haas screen as it probably would take Programming in lua.

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