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Re: Pause Lua script mach4
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 04:29:46 PM »
OK, good.

Yup, running dwell in Gcode is as good a way as any. I would just use a single line or edit Katz function to take a time parameter if it was something i might use in different places.

The code below should also check the type of dwell and convert to a number or error out if it can't be converted.

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function wait(dwell)
local inst = mc.mcGetInstance()
local defaultDwell = 250
if (dwell == nil) or (dwell < defaultDwell) then --No dwell passed or a shorter dwell than the motion device can process will cause errors
dwell = defaultDwell
end
local GCode = string.format("G4 p" .. tostring(dwell))
rc = mc.mcCntlGcodeExecuteWait (inst, GCode) ---wait for time of dwell
--Do something here if rc ~= 0 because you have an error
end

--Then use it like this

wait(100) --will wait for 250 milliseconds == .25 seconds because it is less than default defined in function

wait() --will wait for 250 milliseconds == .25 seconds because dwell is not defined so function will define as default

wait(500) --will wait for 500 milliseconds  == .5 seconds

Don't use it like this though..........

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wait("10 seconds") --will cause problems if the dwell type check I mentioned above isn't added
« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 04:43:09 PM by Chaoticone »
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