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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006, 10:23:17 PM »
Very, very nice screens. Any plans to add one for manual data input?
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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2006, 12:38:01 AM »
Claude,
Good idea I'll add a manual data input.
I didn't add it to this screen because I haven't start on the numeric keypad for Mach yet.

Beachnum,
what's it like working with your simulated keypad?

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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2006, 01:07:22 AM »
Hey, check this out for how to add an on screen keyboard.
http://machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=609.msg3276#msg3276

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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 04:00:04 AM »
We think alike and at the exact same time :o

I was just now talking to a friend at Oxygenscripts and we put together the same thing but a little bit different code.

I'll post one to open up “Windows On screen keyboard” and another to open up “CNT's on screen keyboard”. (Installing CNT to the default location)
http://cnt.lakefolks.com/

It's amazing because I randomly chose CNT for the touch screen keyboard to use ;D

My friend is putting together a CNC friendly Keyboard for Mach 3.

You'll need to add the "LaunchKeyboard.png" to the "Touch screen folder under "buttons 2"

Here is the code but it's already setup in the included files.

Dim stAppName As String

    Dim filePath As String

 

    stAppName = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\osk.exe"

    Call Shell(stAppName,1)



« Last Edit: May 05, 2006, 04:13:43 AM by zealouse »

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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2006, 04:40:56 AM »
If we think alike, you will also be thinking this is a temporary measure and we will have you find a way to do this in mach using the script features.
I will ask Art about the feasabilty of this, and if its worth the effort. Especially since click'n'type is full of features and customizable already.

I have a friend via the forum who sells touch screen membranes, he is going to give me a price on supplying them. hopefullythis will make it affordable for many of us to do this conversion.

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Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2006, 04:44:56 AM »
PS. On the subject of thinking alike. I knew you used Windows blinds b4 you told us. Pity we cant export the designs to other computers that dont have it installed.
Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2006, 08:26:06 AM »
Tried to use your screens but could not get them to display properly. Appeared to display the basic background but the screen buttons did not show.
After unzipping, I copied the "Simple 3 Axis 1.0.set" file into the Mach3 folder and then copied the "Touch Scree" folder as a unit into the Mach3 Bitmap folder. Anything else I should have done?
Claude
Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2006, 05:28:05 PM »
Cowpoke - I just got the the touch screens to work by moving the touch screen folder from the mill bitmaps folder to the bitmaps folder-
I accidentally put it in the mill bitmaps folder by mistake.
Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2006, 06:03:10 PM »
After using a touchscreen for some time now - I have found what would really be sweet, is a premanent, built-in
numeric keypad for dro number entry.
It would also be nice to have a keyboard available at the touch of a button for MDI entry, but a keyboard takes up too much real estate.
I'm dying here for a way to build a persistent NUMERIC keypad right into all the Mach 3 screens.
For anyone working without a touch-screen ---they're worth every penny!

Zealouse - Love the pan and zoom buttons! , and the HUGE toolpath window ! - a "MUST HAVE"
I'm not crazy about the STOP button on the jog controls though --- I also created a jog screen with
"momentary" jog buttons, and found out quite by accident that if you "slide" your finger (or mouse) off the button without lifting it,
the jog remains active until you push the button again - this works really nice
beachbum
Re: 3 Axis Simple Screen setup 1.0 (Also good for TouchScreens)
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2006, 10:19:07 PM »
Touch screen bitmaps are in the correct folder. Anyone have any other ideas?
Claude