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adding a ne button to my page
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:17:03 PM »
hello is there a way to add a H# on my mach 3 page ??? I would like to add it by the tool . it does not have to have the length as the T # has that already. Just like to have it so I can feel comfortable  doing tool changes .

 
Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 04:10:53 PM »
The mach screen designer will let you add any button to any screen. If the button is on one of the Newfangled wizard screens it will be locked to code editing.

If it is to show the H number you dont want a button, you want a DRO.

There are two screen designers, Machscreen is my favorite. Get it from http://www.kd-dietz.com/klausphp/pages/eng/machscreen/description/ms_description.html

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Re: adding a new DRO for "H" to my page
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 04:27:16 PM »
CORRECT  not in need of a button just the DRO "H" added


thanks for the link but the link does not show how to create a DRO for the "H" value
« Last Edit: February 10, 2015, 04:30:58 PM by Learn »

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 05:39:10 PM »
I dont see where having an "H" dro does anything for you.  Can you explain how it would help you. There are only 2 things invloved the tool Radius(diameter) and length(height) both are covered by the tool table.  To invoke the length you use G43 H(tool#) +leadin move  and for Radius it is
G41/G42 D(tool#) + leadin move

Just a thought,

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 07:43:45 PM »
I guess as long as the T # is there ( like it is ) and the values are correct I guess I don't need to see it . Just like to see that the T and The H are changing .


thanks .

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 10:14:11 PM »
The H is NOT an automatic function YOU have to apply  it in the Gcode to allow Mach3 to do the proper comp.

M6 T6 just does the swap as to which tool is active . That part is just a number swap The actual Comp is applied with G43 Hxx for height and G41/42 Dxx for radius.

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 10:19:52 PM »
If you just want to see the H offset(;-), use OEMDRO(32)

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 04:35:26 AM »
Yes I know it has to have the G43 h#  along with M6 #
I've been programming and running mills since 1999 but only been active with my personal mill since April last year. I have been trying to get used to not having a tool changer and trying to be as efficient as I can now with my IH CNC .  I've been cutting injection mold inserts and it can be quite a few programs and tool changes so if I can get this running smooth with my manual tool change and my m6 macro it would save time .

As far as the g41 or g42  I don't have to do much manual milling . I'll  cad it up and use my cam software I haven't had to do much g code in a good 15 years
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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 09:28:04 AM »
You could put the New tool  G43 H********* sequence in the tool change macro so you would never see it in Gcode(;-)

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Re: adding a ne button to my page
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 11:43:32 AM »
please explain