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Grettings,

Here is my first Plug in and it is a large one, it is totally user configurable to what you want to use, or not:

It will run ALL Jog functions from Serial or TCP devices (external), you can do these things:
1). You can Jog ALL 6 Axis at the same time if you want.
2). You can scale each Axis to do Seperate speeds from all the others!!! Each Axis can be assigned a different jog Speed all at the same time.
3). You can run upto 2 MPGs at once.
4). You can assign your own User Numbers to the UserDROs and LEDs that you want to use.
5). You can assign the Config number range, and the local var range for your device/needs.
6). You can Control many of the functions of the Plug in, from a Mach3 Screen (see 1024Jogcontrol.set) screen example.
7). On the Plugin config Dialog for the 6axis jog plugin, there is a "Help" button that will open a Flash Driven Text/Pic how to doc.

If you have a Serial modbus device or TCP Modbus device, please play with it, and let me know what you think, (and if you find bugs).

Attached files: 

NOTE:  Fixed the installer, in where you can download and install it to any Directory that you have mach3 installed in, the Plugin Help files will now connect to that different location.

Installer called:   "6axisJog_vs_1.1.zip"


Scott "Poppa Bear" Shafer
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 06:16:21 PM by poppabear »
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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 08:46:46 PM »
Over the top Scott, over the top. Very nice. I think the reason you can't post the installer is it is an unsupported file type. Will see what I can do on that.

Guys, I can't even use the plug-in yet but would be worth your time to have a look at it. Very nice.

Brett
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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 11:02:45 PM »
Scott,

Congratulations!

I know you have wanted to do this so much.  Nothing succeeds like success.

-James

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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 07:46:09 AM »
James,

   Thank you for your tutorial papers, without a dought it gave me a place to start. I found a local C++ tutor, but I will also take Arts advice and go take me a "C" or "C++" programming class at the local Community College.

There are things for instance that you did in the MFC set Properties in where you put in stuff like  "version.lib" and two others, didnt know what they are, or why I needed them but I put them in there any way.  That is when I realized that I realy need to go get some schooling, so I know Why I need to do things like that, and why.  I went with the standard "Modal Window", cause I ran into so other difficulties wth the non-modal.

I am STILL looking forward to you 2cd "Plug ins" How to.

scott
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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 11:03:32 AM »
Scott,

I will probably change the tutorial format a little, since it is so time consuming.  The next thing I will document is using a menu entry on Mach3's menu bar to configure a plugin or display an operational dialog.  I am going to put details on implementing each new step then publish the completed CustomPlugin.

The C / C++ class should do you good, but you will also need to learn the Windows SDK.  This is straight C.

-James

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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 11:49:15 AM »
Looking forward to a tutorial also

Dave
Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 02:33:29 PM »
Looking forward to a tutorial also

Dave

Hi Dave,

Here is a link to what is currently posted.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,4884.0.html

-James

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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 04:00:56 PM »
Hallo popabear

I am doing a little emco lathe can i Try and use your software to drive the hand wheel and aux functions . this is for private use in my garage at home.Any comments is welcome

Thanks

CJ Els ;D

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Re: 6 Axis Modbus (Serial or TCP) Jog, Analog, and Jog function Plugin..
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 08:36:36 PM »
Please note the installer, and the Help Button, both will tell you, it is Free for your personal use.

I only ask for 20 bucks if you use it professionally, (to make money), or you want to release it with machines, (20 per machine).

scott
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