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by Moray
Wed May 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: Live Tooling
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Live Tooling

This is something I need to research soon, as the first parts for my new lathe build have arrived, although getting as far as live tooling is probably going to take me at least a couple months. It's probably worth having a look at some of the Haas programming guides, to understand how they achieve i...
by Moray
Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: User Machines
Topic: Shizouka ST-N Matchmaker retrofit
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Shizouka ST-N Matchmaker retrofit

I'm getting ready to start a conversion to an AN-S. Would you mind telling me which servos you ordered? I'm currently looking at my options and trying to decide what makes sense. I've ordered Lichuan 1.2kw servos with matching A4 drives. They sell on Aliexpress, however you can get a better deal th...
by Moray
Tue May 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: Why kmotionserver?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Why kmotionserver?

You don't need to constantly switch between KMotion and KMotionCNC, however during the initial machine setup, it's pretty much essential. Have KMotion open for modifying C programs, and to monitor axes/bits/console, while you also have KMotionCNC running to trigger the required events you're trying ...
by Moray
Tue May 05, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: C Programs
Topic: C Program don't want to open
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: C Program don't want to open

I think we'll need more details. I'm assuming you want to edit a C program that you are already using in KMotionCNC? If you are, then open KMotionCNC, open Tool Setup, then find the link for the C Program you'd like to open. I.e. if you want to edit your main initialisation file, go to the User Butt...
by Moray
Tue May 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: Why kmotionserver?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Why kmotionserver?

I'm pretty sure even your average user, if they did manage to open multiple instances of KMotionCNC, would either realise, or not try running G code in more than one instance. I do get your argument, but are you still going to be able to use KMotion while also using KMotionCNC? For setup/diagnostic ...
by Moray
Mon May 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: Why kmotionserver?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Why kmotionserver?

The ability to have more than program access a single KFlop can be useful. The main benefit I've found, is rather than have to modify KMotionCNC (I've never been able to get my head around the whole MFC thing!), you can create another program that will run alongside KMotionCNC to do something specif...
by Moray
Mon May 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: User Machines
Topic: Shizouka ST-N Matchmaker retrofit
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Shizouka ST-N Matchmaker retrofit

For reasons I won't go into right now, this is now the current priority project, as I need a bigger mill. Servos are in the process of being ordered. Three 1.2kw 3000 RPM for the main axes (the originals were 1kw SEM DC brushed, and I've been advised 110frame 1.2KW will be a better match than 1KW 90...
by Moray
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net
Replies: 82
Views: 10953

Re: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net

I was about to post and say that doesn't work, but then realised you mean to use SetOrigin to set the global offsets, then use that code to make them active, which it does. At least in simulation (I've not got a KFlop handy to test it while connected), although the DRO doesn't immediately reflect th...
by Moray
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net
Replies: 82
Views: 10953

Re: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net

Moray, Thanks for the response. I can certainly understand you not wanting to give away all that work, or putting something out there that you don't feel isn't quite finished. But it never hurts to ask. Hope you can get things running how you like. Maybe you can post a short YouTube video of your m...
by Moray
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net
Replies: 82
Views: 10953

Re: G-codes/offsets/tools with .Net

I'm also using a G52 call to set the global offset. Again, is that the best way? You should be able to change the G92/G52/Axis Offset with the same call as above with index of 0. /// <param name="index">Origin index - 0 for G92 offsets, 1-9 for fixture offsets</param> I'm sure I tried that while lo...