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ynneb

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Sliders now in Mach
« on: May 24, 2006, 09:11:47 AM »
While they are not greatly customisable they are a good start.
Thanks Art for doing this.

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Hi All:

 Version .038 is online.

 It has

1) LazyCam 2.0  (bug fixes)
2) Simple Slider control for FRO.

  The slider control is a modified DRO. Screen4 will be updated shortly to
allow for you to add them. To change a DRO to a slider DRO (mainly for touch
screen people), you simply modify its format string.

 The format string for a DRO is usually somethign like this:

%3.2f

  This means 3digits, then 2 decimals in any DRO. It can be modified to
create a slider as in the latest relases FRO by doing this to the format
string..

STDL5H250%3.0f (which is what Im using for this slider. The Meaning of the
Letters are:

S - Create a TouchScreen Slider
T - Put any DRO on top of the slider. If no T is on the line, any DRO will
appear at the bottom
D - Add a digital DRO to the top or bottom
L5  - minimum of 5 in the slider
H250 - max value of slider is 250
%3.0f - DRO will have 3 digits.

  You must "skin" a slider, the image will be the actual slider graphic.
This will be enhanced at some point, but seems functional at the moment.
This will allow a rapid use of Jog% or FRO or any DRO value (including User
DRO's) to be changed to touchscreen control. This eliminates another use of
the mouse for those that have that requirement.

Thanks,
Art
www.artofcnc.ca

Hood

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Re: Sliders now in Mach
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 05:06:11 PM »
This is a great idea for things like the feedrate and spindle speed, will have to give it a try out tomorrow on my mill rather than just mesiing with it on the home computer. As a side note I downloaded Screen 4 from the website as it says it is version 1.5 but all I get in the download is 1.2. Is the new version that will allow the additions of sliders on the site yet?
Hood