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Re: Mach4 ESS Probing Problems
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 01:11:52 PM »
Ok lets see if we can get you on the right track, I do not know anything about mach3 VB so bear with me.

So the first few lines looks like you are defineing some variables and getting the FeedRate

CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818)
PierceHight = -10.0
ProbeFeed = 1300.0

would become something like

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local inst = mc.mcGetInstance()
local CurrentFeed = mc.mcCntlGetPoundVar(inst, 2134)
local PierceHight = -10.0
local ProbeFeed = 1300.0

Code "G90 F" &ProbeFeed

would become something like

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mc.mcCntlGcodeExecute(inst,"G90 F"..ProbeFeed)
If GetOemLed(825) = 0 Then
Code "G31 Z-117 F" &ProbeFeed

While IsMoving()
Wend

Not sure what OemLed(825) is but you can combine the execution of the G31 and While is moving by using mc.mcCntlGcodeExecuteWait
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if (what ever Oem825 is == 0) then
mc.mcCntlGcodeExecuteWait(inst, "G31 Z-117 F"..ProbeFeed)
else
--whatever
end

I watched the video and my sugestion is to write down a series of events/steps and then use the API Docs found in the docs directory for the commands to do each step as I have above.

Hope this gets you on track, but like I say I do not know mach3.

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Re: Mach4 ESS Probing Problems
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2017, 06:25:55 PM »
Here to help if I can!

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Re: Mach4 ESS Probing Problems
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 03:34:35 PM »
Study the code I have given you earlier.  There is no shortcut to learning Lua but it will do the same thing as you have written in basic.  You can go line by line to translate what you did in Mach3 to Lua in Mach 4.  It seems difficult at first. I realize now looking back to where I was when I was asking the same questions you are, that it was worth the effort.

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