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121709Re: Transfering DRO information to a second computer

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  • Wendell and Janet Miller
    Sep 2, 2010
      Thanks, Brian.
      I appreciate all the effort you put in to Mach 3 for us! I know you're busy with Version 4. Let us know if you come up with anything on this. By the way, I can use an output pin from one computer to switch on a relay that sinks an input pin on the second computer to activate the cycle start, right?

      Hmm... I will think about this.. I think the serial plugin that I made
      could be changed to do what you would like to do...


      Wendell and Janet Miller wrote:
      > Thanks, Brian,
      > I'd be grateful for the plug-in. By the way, I don't know if it makes any difference or not, but it's only 2 points that are being probed so they could be stored in an OEMDRO. It's for a measuring/centering device to measure the width and height of a door that is taken off a rack by a cnc-controlled arm before being sprayed by a CNC paint sprayer. The two devices need to interact continuously.
      > I think I can find a way to make it work even without the plug-in, but the operating speed would be faster with the plug-in.
      > Thanks again,
      > Wendell
      > Hello,
      > I did make a new serial plugin that "could" do this ... At this time you
      > can do OEM buttons and setOEMDRO's with the plugin.. I need to make an
      > output section to this plugin at some point and if I added that it would
      > do what you are thinking about.
      > For now you can copy the prob file and you should be all set.
      > Thanks
      > Brian
      > Wendell and Janet Miller wrote:
      >> When using two Mach 3 controllers to control one machine, is there a way to
      >> transfer the DRO coordinate from one computer to the second one? I need to
      >> use one computer to probe and the other to run the resulting gcode. Can I
      >> have the computer save the DRO coordinates to a text file and the second
      >> computer read the file over a network and generate gcode from it? Also, is
      >> there a simple way to have one computer do a cycle start on a second
      >> computer?
      >> Thanks
      >> Wendell

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