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In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« on: December 30, 2015, 07:53:17 PM »
Before I delve into this, I wanted to see if there's a simple way to assign Feed Hold to a keyboard key.  Thanks.

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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 08:03:25 PM »
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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 08:06:52 PM »
That worked for me in Mach 3.  Not in Mach 4.

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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 08:11:42 PM »
Sorry, I didn't see it was Mach4.
What about the keyboard plugin?
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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 09:17:25 PM »
I don't see a Feed Hold function that I can assign to a key.  I don't know if that means I need to write one or if it is somewhere that I don't see it.  I see only functions for jogging.

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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2015, 01:35:18 AM »
The keyboard plugin is for inputs and feedhold is an output.

You could assign a function of none in the plugin and tie this to an input, then in your plc you can activate the feedhold when this input state is changed.

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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 08:10:01 AM »
Any chance there are step by step instructions somewhere describing how to do that?

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Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 10:59:41 AM »
Theres always time for a choccy biccy
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2015, 12:47:24 PM »
Wow.  That's great.  I'm looking forward to trying it.  Thanks a lot.
Re: In order to use F5 as Feed Hold, do I write a script?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2015, 10:51:41 PM »
Is there a reason you put this in the PLC script instead of the Signal script?