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13 Nov 2012 02:30 #26497 by cmorley
yes I could see what your saying
so I need to add some buttons fwd and rev and set rpm could pre-select the spindle speed if the spindle in not running or set the spindle speed if it is running... better idea?

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13 Nov 2012 02:57 #26500 by BigJohnT
Yea, the rpm button is the only one you need to add to the spindle area. You might consider having the button label also show the current setting for S... then at a quick glance just before you press the Fwd or Rev button you can verify the speed the spindle will run at. For VFD driven spindles you don't want to run them too slow for long and that is one of the features I dislike about Axis.

RPM
1000

Now I'm going to have to get a touch screen for the CHNC!

John

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13 Nov 2012 04:06 #26502 by cmorley
Do you generally start at the same RPM range all the time or its always very different?

The +- keys are a quick way to adjust the RPM as long as its starts close to the Range you want.

I made some changes that I may push - not exactly as we described.
For whatever reason I prefer to select the direction without starting the spindle -don't ask me why...

hmm maybe i should try your way on the custom gcreen ... good practice

Chris M

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13 Nov 2012 04:09 #26503 by cmorley
The one thing you will miss with Gscreen is ncggui it at the moment is not embeddable.
Bug the authour about that.

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13 Nov 2012 04:18 #26504 by cmorley
Do you think user selectable spindle increase increments would be a good idea?
selectable in the preference page?

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13 Nov 2012 04:22 #26505 by BigJohnT

Do you generally start at the same RPM range all the time or its always very different?

The +- keys are a quick way to adjust the RPM as long as its starts close to the Range you want.

I made some changes that I may push - not exactly as we described.
For whatever reason I prefer to select the direction without starting the spindle -don't ask me why...

hmm maybe i should try your way on the custom gcreen ... good practice

Chris M


When I manually start the spindle on the mill it is always at the same RPM to use the edge finder... when I make a probe that might change.

If the Spindle button is a toggle for off and on and Fwd and Rev just select direction that works for me too.

John

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13 Nov 2012 04:31 #26506 by BigJohnT

The one thing you will miss with Gscreen is ncggui it at the moment is not embeddable.
Bug the authour about that.


Yuck... guess we need to make our own.

John

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13 Nov 2012 04:33 - 13 Nov 2012 05:28 #26507 by BigJohnT

Do you think user selectable spindle increase increments would be a good idea?
selectable in the preference page?


That and a minimum spindle speed. Most spindles have a minimum speed that they can be run at.

John
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13 Nov 2012 04:37 #26508 by cncbasher
Chris ,

yes I think setting a minimum spindle speed and then an increment for speed steps in preferences is fine

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13 Nov 2012 04:39 #26509 by BigJohnT
The mode button would be a lot more intutitive if it said MDI Mode, Auto Mode etc instead of Mode 0.

I'm actually running the 3-d chips file now on the mill...

John

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