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Offline Mauri

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2015, 05:03:44 AM »
I do engravings that can take a long machining times (8 to 24hours), so I agree that Screen Set needs "simulate program run time" to be added.
This would be very helpful as it was with Mach3 (which was reasonably accurate) in working out how much time the machining will take.
If it takes too long, then this will provide the user with that important information so that other approaches can be undertaken in machining like multiple partial cuts.
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Mauri.

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2015, 02:24:37 PM »
One thing I noticed as missing is the TOOL DESCRIPTION.  I have no idea what the GUESS is but it does not belong on a screen and that would be a great spot for tool description.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2015, 03:17:58 PM »
+1
Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2015, 09:43:36 PM »
I use touch screens almost exclusively w/ MACH, so squareish buttons are great - especially for tasks that are oft used.  That way I don't have to sharpen my fingertip so often.   I really like the graphics on probe and offset screens.  I believe these make it easier to ensure users are doing what they expect - fewer crashes & such.  Thanks for the chance to offer feedback, much appreciated.

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2015, 07:32:53 PM »
I do not see any method of displaying Rotary 4/5/6 Axis on the current Mach4 Screen.
At minimum it should at least be able to show 4 Axis like Mach3.
Regards,
Mauri.

Offline dude1

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2015, 07:34:23 PM »
look at the last screen set Chaoticone posted

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2015, 07:36:40 PM »
Chaoticone on the work DRO`s for A,B and c it wont show units but in machine DRO`S it will show units

Offline Mauri

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2015, 09:59:05 PM »
Blockhead,
I am talking about the Graphical Display portraying the G-Code movement, I can only get 2.5D and when I bring up 4 Axis G-Code it will not display anything.
Unless I missed something!
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Mauri.

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2015, 10:39:10 PM »
your right it does not show, but it is doing what it is meant to. I don`t think that`s been done yet ask the mach support team

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Re: The great screen debate
« Reply #49 on: February 29, 2016, 08:44:47 PM »
Hi. I am trying to modify my Mach4 screen and I have a couple questions for the pros.

First, I use touch screen so I would like to have buttons for the FRO controls instead of the slider that comes on the stock screen. I was able to create the buttons but I don't see where I can map them to the FRO Increase, Decrease, Reset, etc. 

Second is I would like to add a Zero All Axis button but again I can't find where to map this.

It seems that the screen editor got changed in the last couple of months and I can't quite find what I'm looking for. Maybe there is documents for it somewhere?

 Thanks Brian