request for pic or drawing for pncconf help page

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21 Jul 2011 06:11 #11705 by cmorley
I'm hoping To replace the diagram on the pnccnof help page.
I need either a pic of a small mill clearly showing the limit switches
or a better drawing.
The same for a lathe would be great as well.

ideally i would like to show a real world limit switch set up
and show axis movement designations.
Not sure if showing all axis is needed or just one axis clearly.

the original diagram just ... sucks :)


Opinions? Donations?

Thanks Chris M

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21 Jul 2011 12:26 #11711 by BigJohnT
Hi Chris,

I have not looked at Pncconf in a while and man you have been busy, it is really getting polished up. I really like the interface with drop down boxes so your screen is not cluttered up. Yes the diagram kinda sucks. I suspect that a drawing would be best as all of my CNC machines the limit switches are partially or completely hidden from view. You might consider adding a firmware tab to your help screen...

Opps I did get a Segmentation fault running the latest 2.5

pncconf:4126: Warning: g_value_unset: assertion `G_IS_VALUE (value)' failed
dummy, index = signaletree.get(piter,0,1)

Gotta run...

John

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22 Jul 2011 11:27 - 22 Jul 2011 11:28 #11727 by BigJohnT
Chris,

Is this anything like what your looking for?



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23 Jul 2011 19:12 #11777 by cmorley
While this is a good indicator of how most limit switches are physically laid out, I really would like a recognizable representation of the whole machine too.
The diagram is also supposed to indicate the standard directions of positive and negative movement. ( pncconf's current pic only shows X directions)
I may be trying to add too much info on one diagram.
Thanks for the sample.
I am also hoping a user may chime in and mention what info would help them with limit switches and axis direction designations.
There is quite a lot of trouble with configuring limit switches.

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23 Jul 2011 19:25 #11779 by cmorley
Thinking something like this;
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Milling_machi...al,_Manual%29_NT.PNG
That I could add limit switches and axis directions to.
I'm not sure i can use that pic In EMC (copyright) nor if that is the best pic for CNC.
Also if I actually draw the limit switches on the pic it'll probably look horrible - i suck at that sorta thing.

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23 Jul 2011 20:07 - 23 Jul 2011 20:23 #11781 by cmorley
This is the best ides of what I'm looking for- adding the limit switches will still be clear.
Just don't know the copyright

www.google.com/imgres?q=cnc+machine+Coor...&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:87

www.google.com/imgres?q=cnc+machine+Coor...ed=1t:429,r:20,s:155
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24 Jul 2011 13:04 #11797 by BigJohnT
I actually have a 3-D mill drawn up somewhere... the lathe is pretty straightforward, but the mill can get complicated if not a standard type of mill. Let me see what I can come up with... if it don't get to complicated and make things more confusing.

Can you add a separate tab for lathe and mill limit switch example?

John

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24 Jul 2011 21:40 #11805 by cmorley
Yes I will add pics as needed.
Thanks John

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24 Jul 2011 23:17 - 24 Jul 2011 23:20 #11807 by BigJohnT
See if this is a good start for a lathe diagram...



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