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How to examine # variables?
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:01:41 PM »
In Mach3 there was a way to examine the value of the # variables.  I believe is was located under the "Operators" tab.

Is there a similar capability in Mach4 Hobby?
Re: How to examine # variables?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 04:07:23 PM »
Hi,
yes:
Diagnostic Tab/Regfile and expand #variables and apply a range.

Craig
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Re: How to examine # variables?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 07:41:34 AM »
Thanks, once I realized that Regfile was a plugin I needed to  activate, this worked great. Actually superior to MACH3 as this does not require a manual update to display the current value.
Re: How to examine # variables?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 09:56:27 AM »
Hi,
Mach4 is superior to Mach3 in any number of ways.

Craig
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Re: How to examine # variables?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 10:32:54 AM »
I hope so.  However I THINK I'm seeing some of the same issues with G52, when mixed with G41/42 not being handled properly, the same as in Mach3.  I emphasize that at this point I am not sure.

I do a lot of hand coding for step and repeat functions, using G52 to alter the position of each copy, then calling M98 functions to do the cut at the current location.  I also use a lot of variables, some to control execution, some to handle variants of similar items.

I don't know if what I do is "good" or "bad" coding practice, but it works for me.

And I'm sure there is much to criticize in my form.

Anyway when things slow down for me I'll take time to see if my problems are of my own making or if I have uncovered a bug in Mach4.

Thanks again for the help.