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DRO for typing in feed rate
« on: May 29, 2015, 11:20:40 AM »
Is it possible to make a DRO for typing in feedrate?
Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 11:30:06 PM »
Yes.  Add a DRO, then write a script to write the DRO value to a # variable.  Use that variable in your gcode instead of a federate.   IE: F#5
Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 02:38:44 AM »
that's exactly what i need, but how do i write a script, do you have a example ?

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Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 06:39:37 AM »
Look in the Mach4\Docs folder
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Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 09:07:31 AM »
You don't need a script to do this.... it can be done with the dropdown settings ...... add a dro.... set it to dro code - feedrate ...... set it to edit in place.

Dave
Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 09:50:25 AM »
You don't need a script to do this.... it can be done with the dropdown settings ...... add a dro.... set it to dro code - feedrate ...... set it to edit in place.

Dave

Correction: dro code needs to be set to feedrate override....... and of coarse it can be done with a script too but this would be an easy way to do it. it lets you click on the dro and put in a number and will set your feed rate.
Re: DRO for typing in feed rate
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 09:13:06 PM »
I have already done this and just wrote up a quick how to for you.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bhJA7qsQ1zGFKvoj1mNsfEgYgSnDT35RfQJ3tgOlxl8/edit?usp=sharing

Let me know if you need anymore info, as this one is a little bit more in depth then you were asking, but it nice that it will not let you set it outside the 1-250% range which you can change and it moves the slider around


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