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Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Brain request

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  • Henrik Olsson
    Art, Bugger... Wish there where... Thanks! /Henrik.
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 1, 2007
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      Bugger... Wish there where... Thanks!


      > Those LED's are internal program variables, they indicate the RUN state of the internal engine, but its not very intuitive what that state means. Its beacuse the planner could be done, for example, and the motion just completing, in which case RUN is off, OR you coudl feedhold halfway through a line, in which case RUN may stay on, on the other hand, you may hit feedhold just as a line ends, in which
      >case Mach3 is smart enough to simply switch to STOP state , and wait for cycle start, jog or anything else to be done.
      > Long and shoirt of it, is that there is no good way to know what state the program is in. RUN is about as close as you can get, but there is no good signal, except perhaps to use some signals OR'ed together, like maybe RUN, Partial, IsMoving.. Even then it isnt easy to say it woudl indicate in all areas if your feedholding, or not. The engine is alot more complex than a single LED can show, Feddhold for example, is several possibel states,.depending on the code being done, and where in the code you are.. long story short.. there isno way to tell for sure from indicators..
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