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How do I make the Extents mode visible
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:25:37 PM »
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How can I make the extents on the tool path dialog of the screenset more visible? I have adjusted the settings and the line thickness never seems to enlarge. I'm trying to ensure the file is within the borders of the table.
Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 05:29:20 PM »
Oh and it seems the extents are above my table too.
Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 05:33:56 PM »
Hi,
have you tried the <Display Work Envelope> button?

The work envelope is determined by the values you set in the soft limits.

Craig
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Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 05:58:26 PM »
Display Work envelope is selected, the lines are just faint dashed lines. I'd like them bolder.
Soft Limits look right to me.

(just discovered that every attachment has to have a unique filename... yikes, thats gonna go bad quickly)
Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »
Like in Craig's example, your Z min. should be a - value, and Z pos. 0.
Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 06:16:18 PM »
Well now, there we go.   :-[

Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 07:08:26 PM »
Hi,
there was a time with earlier builds of Mach that allowed you to change colours of the various traces on the
tool path diagram. I don't recall be able to set the style, ie dashed or continuous and you weren't able to set the
line weight.

The most recent builds of Mach have taken away the colour pallet. I'm not sure how you go about adjusting the line weight
or whether you can adjust the style.

Craig
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Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 11:37:04 PM »
The most recent builds of Mach have a lot more settings in the tool path control's properties in the screen editor.  Color pallet, line widths, etc... 

Steve
Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 12:55:57 AM »
Hi Smurph,
thanks for that, it did not seem likely that you would remove features!

Craig
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Re: How do I make the Extents mode visible
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 02:23:13 AM »
Hi Smurph,
have been experimenting, all's good.

A few questions
Is it possible to set the linestyle?
In the API there is a function mcToolPathGetDrawLimits(), does this still use the soft limits data as the boundaries
or is it possible to draw a boundary with different data within the soft limits boundary.

The reason I ask is that there was a question on the forum, quite a while ago now, that remained largely
unanswered. The guy wanted a boundary as a visual guide but within the sift limits so that a small accidental
excursion outside of his visual boundary but did still not trigger a soft limits fault.

Craig
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