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MDI Screen
« on: October 07, 2007, 07:51:39 PM »
Sometimes the MDI screen works for inputs & sometimes it doesnt. How do you activate it?    Also I'm showing +90.0000 but I only have 30" axis. How do I set this so it will show actual inches traveled?

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 09:21:37 PM »
What inputs? Can you give more detail? If it is the spindle, is it the dwell that makes it seem like it's not working?

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 10:01:53 PM »
When I go to the MDI sceen & input   X6  it does nothing, X does not move, I tried with jog on & off.
How do I get scale to inchs for machine coord's.

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 10:09:26 PM »
You have to give it a G command. G0 for rapid or G1 for a feed. Feed moves also need an f value.

Try this,
G0 X6
G1 X0 F15

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 10:12:08 PM »
Oh yeah, look on the settings page to change from inches to mm. Can also be done with g code, and config, deafault units.

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 10:17:49 PM »
Im set to inches & have entered code G20. Should I go to "General Logic" & "Lock DRO's to setup?

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 10:19:19 PM »
Lock DRO's locks them to your setup units.
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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 10:21:00 PM »
G1 X0 F15  works. 
Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 10:57:53 PM »
Heres the problem. Just went to the machine,,,,, when I put in X1 - Y1 - Z1... I thought it would move 1", but it only moves 1/8". Have a suggestion?

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Re: MDI Screen
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 11:08:44 PM »
I have sent you a personal message.

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