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DRO unit display
« on: August 25, 2015, 08:03:43 PM »
Ok Screen Gurus... Why does the unit indication not show up on my A axis DRO? I've edited the screen set to show units = Left, set the units to inch (also tried metric), added in  & mm to inches & metric properties ( all settings the same as the X-Y-Z DRO properties). The unit display showed correctly in the edit screen display but when I exited the editor (and I did save the changes) there are no units in the A DRO. When I go back to the editor the show units property = NONE. This occurs on both machines I have set up (Ver 4.1 Build 2580) and on my demo Version (Ver 4.2 Build 2651). I even tried deleting the A DRO & copying the Z DRO then changing the DRO Code Property to A Multiple POS with no luck. Is this a bug or am I missing something?
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:20:34 PM »
try a restart
Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 08:55:26 PM »
tried that... no joy... everytime I go to the screen editor the Units property has changed back to none.
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 10:11:53 PM »
Also noticed that the same occurs for both B & C axis... unable to get display to show units.  :-\
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 01:02:33 AM »
I am getting the same thing. I have submited a ticket for this, I wont hold my breath for a reply I have submitted tickets before with no reply
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 06:20:14 AM »
Hmmmmmmmm, A,B and C are rotational axes. They read in degrees don't they?
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 06:41:41 AM »
Not all... depends on your machine & how it's set up. Then there are some what I would call hybrid cases, for example a 3D printer uses A axis for the extruder, rotational but measures linear output of extruded material. I think Mach 3 had a option to select rotational or linear for A-B-C.
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 08:14:05 AM »
This is why you have motors and out of band axes in Mach4. No need to eat up a conventional axes. I used rotational axis for linear in Mach3 too but only because I had no choice. Mach4 is not Mach3 and it is definitely different.
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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 03:22:36 PM »
Chaoticone its unit machine set to MM or In display on the DRO`s so for me mm 0000

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Re: DRO unit display
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2015, 12:38:28 PM »
Have you thought of using a wxtextctrl and updating its value using a timer event.

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