Making the Probe status visible on the GUI

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17 Jul 2023 09:42 #275637 by PedroSMS
Hi all,

Is there a way to make the Probe status visible on the GUI?

Kind regards
Pedro

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17 Jul 2023 18:48 #275669 by rodw
Use qt_dragon GUI and it's done for you

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17 Jul 2023 22:34 #275688 by cmorley
If you are not using QtDragon, please tell us which you are using, so we can answer more precisely.

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17 Jul 2023 23:32 - 17 Jul 2023 23:33 #275693 by PedroSMS
Thank you for your reply.

I have the qtdragon GUI working, but the probe status does not change when I touch the probe.

Using the ./parport_CD00.demo program, I can see the pin (P12) state change.

I have setup stepconf to P12 = Probe_in.

BTW, each time I use stepconf it changes the GUI back to axia, do you know how to stop that?

Kind regards
Pedro
Last edit: 17 Jul 2023 23:33 by PedroSMS.

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18 Jul 2023 00:08 #275695 by cmorley
I depending on what version of linuxcnc, qtdragon may have a HAL pin that must be connected.
Can you post your config files and what version of linuxcnc are you using?

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18 Jul 2023 01:03 #275698 by PedroSMS
I'm sorry, I'm on the very steep edge of the learning curve.

I was using (I think it's called) Axis.

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Pedro

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18 Jul 2023 01:15 #275699 by PedroSMS
Thank you for your reply @cmorley.

I'm using LinuxCNC 2.8 with Debian Buster.

 

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File Name: CNCEST-604...7-17.ini
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File Name: CNCEST-6040.hal
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Pedro
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18 Jul 2023 06:43 #275717 by cmorley
Ok you would need to make a VCP panel with an LED to represent the probe state.
Usually pyvcp is used with AXIS to make simple VCP. Gladevcp and qtvcp can also be used if you have a more complicated panel in mind.

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20 Jul 2023 09:31 #275873 by PedroSMS
Hi all,

After trying a few different GUIs, I'm focused on the QtDragon.

I'm attempting to do some fine tuning. Probe - the input is configured, and it operates as expected with G38.2.

I want to get the GUI "Probe LED" to operate. The instructions say (in the HAL section)-

This input pin should be connected to indicate probe state.

qtdragon.led-probe

Does anyone know the syntax, and which file this needs to be entered into?

Kind regards
Pedro



 

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20 Jul 2023 09:50 #275876 by rodw
Must be a new feature so I'll have to add it. Something like this
net probe-sig <= lcec.0.3.in-06
net probe-sig => motion.probe-input
net probe-sig => qtdragon.led-probe

Where lcec.0.3.in-06 is my EtherCAT input pin the probe is attached to. 

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