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Jogging buttons in Mach3
« on: October 19, 2007, 04:39:49 PM »
Hi.

   I have the demo of Mach3, however I don't see the jogging control panel (continuous/increment, step size, jog speed etc) like in Mach2. Do these appear in the release version or are they hidden away somewhere in the program?

Thanks

Lindsay

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 04:52:45 PM »
press the tab key and you will get a pop out for these controls.
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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 01:19:23 AM »
I am accustomed to TurboCnc and new to Mach3. In a few hours I had very little difficulty applying most of my TurboCnc configuration info to Mach3.

I only use incremental jogging.

I see that Alt-J is used to change the jog increment to the next smaller size. What key is used to change the jog increment to the next larger size?

Accidentally changing from the smallest to the largest jog increment can be disastrous. How can I disable jog increment table wraparound?

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 05:35:56 AM »
Alt J will toggle through the range, you keep pressing it and it will go from biggest to smallest then start over again .
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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 08:28:37 AM »
I am having problems with jog.  I am new to pc based cnc so please have patience.   I had Mach3 working with jog working in both continuous and incramental using both mouse and keyboard to actuate them.  For some reason (probably me doing something wrong)  now the keyboard doesn't control jog and I am unable to get the incramental functions to light up or work.   Any clue how to fix this.  I tried to reinstall Mach3 but the problem persists.   I would like to reset the system if that is possible.   ANY assistance appreciated.

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 08:37:38 AM »
Is the jog enable on? From the program run screen, lower center.

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 09:30:27 AM »
Brett,

Thanks!  Your assistance very much appreciated! Now all I have to do is learn how to use Mach3.

Kindest Regards,

Jack Mc Kie

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 09:55:05 AM »
I personally do not like the "Cycle" increments, it can be dangerous.
What I have is a DRO that I can enter the value I want, I also have my most common amounts that I use on 4 buttons, that way I known when I it the "0.001" button that it will always be set to that.

If you open up your screen in "Screen 4" or use a Flash screen I would recommend adding 4 buttons. You could use Mach codes as well:

Select Step value 1 Button 265  (1.000)
Select Step value 2 Button 266  (0.100)
Select Step value 3 Button 267  (0.010)
Select Step value 4 Button 268  (0.0010)
Select Step value 5 Button 269 
Select Step value 6 Button 270 
Select Step value 7 Button 271 
Select Step value 8 Button 272 
Select Step value 9 Button 273 
Select Step value 10 Button 274 
Set Jog mode STEP (same as button 205) 275 
Set Jog mode CONT (same as button 204) 276


Alternatively, you can send the value and turn on Incremental mode using Flash script or VB script...if you need help with the script let use know.

If for that day you have a comman distance your traveling you could have a DRO that you enter the value to store the value and on a button send it.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2008, 10:01:39 AM by zealous »

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008, 12:34:54 PM »
No problem Jack, that one has bitten me before too. LOL

Good idea Jason, I think I will use that when building my MPG pendant.

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Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 03:52:10 PM »
What I have is a DRO that I can enter the value I want, I also have my most common amounts that I use on 4 buttons, that way I known when I it the "0.001" button that it will always be set to that.

If you open up your screen in "Screen 4" or use a Flash screen I would recommend adding 4 buttons. You could use Mach codes as well:

Select Step value 1 Button 265  (1.000)
Select Step value 2 Button 266  (0.100)
Select Step value 3 Button 267  (0.010)
Select Step value 4 Button 268  (0.0010)

Alternatively, you can send the value and turn on Incremental mode using Flash script or VB script...if you need help with the script let use know.


Great. I have done enough C programming for DOS and Windows in the past that I can probably handle the programming itself. Where I need help right now is finding out how to copy, rename, and modify an existing screen. Is the script editor part of the Mach3 download? I have downloaded other stuff like the SDK but have not installed anything but Mach3 itself.

My main interest in Mach3 is for laser triangulation. I have some professional experience in laser triangulation hardware and software design. Right now I am concentrating on hardware but may want to fool around with the software later. I presume that this involves more than just scripts. Probably writing and linking to c or VB subroutines. Can you point me toward reading for the process of grabbing a single USB Webcam frame?

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