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How can i create a screen for mach3
« on: June 18, 2014, 08:19:08 AM »
Hi

I am new in Screen design. Please let me to know with what software i can design a screen for Mach3  ?

what is different in between Screen4 and Mach3 screen software is?  witch one is better ?

what information does i need for this design? please let me to have these information.



I am wait for your reply

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Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 11:45:45 AM »
Some prefer Screen 4, others prefer MachScreen.
There's a Screen 4 tutorial video here, at the bottom of the page.
http://www.machsupport.com/videos/
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: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 04:11:26 PM »
Hi Dear Gerry

Thank you very much for you good help.

Can i write create a program and write Gcode for programing on the mach3? My mean is writing by keyboard not by CAD/CAM and load on mach3 , i know LazyCAM too but i don't want use it.
I ask this question because i want use this software(mach3) for teaching Gcode to the students, if it is possible , please let me to know how can i do that?

Thank you

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Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 05:38:28 PM »
No, not in Mach3. You can write g-code with any text editor, and use Mach3 to simulate the g-code.
Gerry

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

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Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 12:10:41 AM »
Dear Gerry

Does it possible to solve it(writing a new Gcode program on Mach3 directly) by using macro ?

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Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 06:48:41 AM »
Mach3 has no editor for writing g-code. Once g-code isloaded into Mach3, Mach3 can open it in an external editor.
Gerry

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JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 09:04:04 AM »
Hi,
I use Screen2010, and sometimes I write short G-code on it.
But, the written G-code has to be saved once with a file name, then you have to open it.

So that, if you make a file beforehand with some wards, you load it and call editor from the screen.
Screen2010 has an icon to call the text editor.
I do not know if 1024set can call the text editor from the screen.

By this way, you can see immediately what will happen when you add or alter G-code.

I hope I do not guess wrong ...

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Re: How can i create a screen for mach3
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 11:33:26 AM »
Yes, the 1024.set has an Edit G-code button, but you first need to create the g-code from outside of Mach3.
Gerry

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

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html