121709Re: Transfering DRO information to a second computer
- Sep 2, 2010Thanks, 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,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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,
> 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.
> 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
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