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Safe Z Jog Buttons
« on: October 11, 2007, 10:57:52 AM »
Hi Folks,
I'd like to add Jog Buttons that move the Z axis to "safe Z" before moving X or Y. I'm guessing a brain would be able to do this.
 My VB and C++  skills are less than zero. 
Thom
Re: Safe Z Jog Buttons
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 11:27:15 AM »
Try to explain a little bit better. As I understood, you need to lift up Z before other axis do any move? Can it be done by Mach, or you need to do it by pressing a button?
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Re: Safe Z Jog Buttons
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 11:51:15 AM »
Thank you for your reply,
I want to add Jog Buttons   X+   X-  Y+  Y-   onto the screen.   When pressed, before the machine moves in either X or Y, it will lift the Z axis to the safe Z location and then travel in X or Y.   The idea is that the cutter will be at the top limit before the machine moves. This would eliminate jogging the cutter through material by accident .
Thom

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Re: Safe Z Jog Buttons
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 12:28:38 PM »
I think it would be easiest to add your buttons and make them VB script, then add the script to the buttons.

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Re: Safe Z Jog Buttons
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 01:06:18 PM »
Thanks,
Could you write the script for one direction?. Then I could alter it for the other three directions.
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Re: Safe Z Jog Buttons
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 01:13:07 PM »
LOL, I'll try, the problem is, it would be simple for someone that was good with VB, I'm not. :(  But, I do need to learn more about it and will try later today if possible.

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