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mycnc:mycnc_configuration_dialogs

MyCNC Configuration Dialogs

Axes/Motors

The main axes-motors parameters can be configured in the settings by going to CNC Settings > Axes/Motors

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Inputs/Outputs/Sensors

Alarms

myCNC software supports a number of Alarm inputs.

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Emergency Button

If Emergency button Alarm is triggered, the myCNC software stops running any Motion program or Jogging and Run PLC Handler for Emergency alarm - “EST.plc” PLC procedure.

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X-alarms

A more flexible alarm system, currently under development.

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Limits

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Triggers/Timers

Triggers allow the software to interpret the sensor data depending on the sensor behaviour or the current position in the control program.

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MPG through binary inputs

These settings allow the user to set up the manual pulse generator behaviour.

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Jog through ADC inputs

This function is useful to set up a joystick in order to regulate the speed at which the machine's working tool moves through analog means, allowing for more granular controls.

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I/O Expand cards mapping

This window is part of the Modbus devices settings. Please consult the Modbus Setup article for a full overview of the options available.

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ADC mapping

A full manual on the subject is available on the ADC Mapping page.

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Connections

The connection settings window allows the user to create a connection between some input and some output, effectively binding some input to some response from the controller. Such a setup is useful to create a connection between, for example, turning the dial on an encoder and a change in the feed rate.

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Network

The Network tab is designed to help the user set up the connection with the controller. Upon opening the tab, you are presented with the following window:

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Motion

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PLC

Hardware PLC

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Hardware PLC Templates

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Hardware PLC: XML configs

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PLC Configuration

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Software PLC

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G-codes settings

The G-code settings allow the user to fine-tune the preferences for g-code operations.

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DXF import settings

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Macro List

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Macro Wizard

The macro wizard allows the user to generate macros for actions such as homing and tool measure. The available macro generating windows are described below.

Homing XYZABCUV

Homing settings are available for all the potential axes that are used by the myCNC software (X, Y, Z, A, B, C, U, V), as well as the XY-plane.

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Gantry Alignment

The gantry alignment macro allows the user to generate a macro for dual motor gantry alignment.

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Back to Path

This window generates the back-to-path macro which will later be used to go back to the working path when the machine is stopped/started back up again. Typically, the back to path settings are used by plasma machines, while the Start/Stop On Start are used by mill machines, despite the similarities for the both processes.

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Surface Measure

The surface measure config window allows the user to generate a macro which will be then used to check the zero value for the z axis. This is useful when using a sensor on top of a sheet(s) of working material.

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Tool Length Measure

Tool length measure macro allows the user to record the precise tool length.

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Tool Change

The tool change config window allows the users to set up a macro for a tool change procedure.

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Probing Wizard

The probing wizard deals with the probe setup process. To learn more about the probe setup, please consult the QuickStart Setting up the probe tool manual.

Probing Config

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Probing Macro Wizard

The probing macro wizard allows the user to generate the relevant probing macro for each particular shape and setup.

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Preferences

Common

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Start/Stop

The Start/Stop settings specify the behaviour of the machine as the start/stop commands are sent to it.

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Shape Library Settings

The shape library settings allow the user to load in different modules designed for different machines and applications.

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Screen

The screen settings allow the user to edit the appearance of myCNC software.

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Colors

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Visualisation Colors

The visualisation color settings allow the user to specify the colors that will be used in the program visualization for each of the tools in the program code.

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This section deals with the popup messages that the myCNC software presents to the user when an event requiring attention occurs.

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3D Visualization

3D Visualization deals with the visualization window on the main screen of the myCNC program. It allows to visualize the incoming G-code commands to easily present to the user the current layout and work tool position.

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Work offsets

The work offsets list specifies the offsets for each coordinate system (G54 to G59.3).

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Parking coordinates

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Technology

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Settings

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Hypertherm Communication

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Hypertherm Diagnistics

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Gas/Oxyfuel

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Cutcharts

The cutcharts settings window allows the user to edit the cutcharts window and the cutchart information which is often used in the plasma profiles.

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THC

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Mill/Lathe

Spindle

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Tools

The tools page allows to outline the specifications of existing tools such as their length, diameter and offset.

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ATC Pots

CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT. This feature is designed for machines with long automated runs.

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Lathe

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Multi Head

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Laser Control

Allows for fine laser control at different speeds. This allows to prevent overheating when approaching corners, etc.

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Tangential Knife

The full manual for the knife setup and the knife behaviour can be found at the QuickStart page for Tangential Knife Setup

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Special Purpose

Flatbed correction

Flatbed correction allows the user to take into account an uneven working table. This is done by first measuring the table and then using the values to correct for what would otherwise be discrepancies in the z-axis.

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Height map

The height map window specifies the axes to log, the log header, the format string, and the file name for the map.

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3D Printer

The 3D printer Config window monitors the two thermal sensors which measure ADC signals and convert them into temperature values in degrees. This is necessary as there is no direct way to display the ADC outputs in a meaningful way without first converting.

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Multi-Device

The multi-device window allows the user to set up master/slave relationships between controllers, with one master and multiple slave devices.

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MaxLaser

MaxLaser allows for laser etching/marking to be used in conjunction with plasma cutting, typically to be able to easily identify the parts that are being cut by recording their number, etc.

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Circular Saw

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PWM PIDs

This settings window allows for PID control by using PWM and ADC ports to create a PID control loop.

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Modbus servo

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Exhaust/Extraction control

Exhaust control is done to allow for exhaust pipes on the machine to open depending on where the working tool currently is.

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Camera

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5 axes RTCP

This setting allows to set up the rotational tool center pointer for bevel cutting on 4/5 axes machines.

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Panel/Pendant

Wireless Pendant/XHC

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Operator Panel

The operator panel is similar to the wireless pendant in that it allows to set up a separate input mechanism from the traditional screen/keyboard. It allows to set up a connection between the pressed keys and actions which are listed in the Wireless Pendants manual.

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Gamepad

Allows the user to take control of the machine through a joystick/gamepad controller.

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Hotkeys

The Hotkeys settings window describes the possible hotkeys which are present in the software. These keys allow the user to control the machine directly from the keyboard, by using some commands which the user can assign to different actions.

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Hardkeys

Hardkeys allow the user to connect a button or a key directly to the myCNC controller which will then cause a certain event when pressed/released.

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Hardware

Common Hardware Settings

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Encoders

The Encoders config window allows the user to fine-tune encoder settings. This window is typically not useful for simple tasks (such as using a rotary encoder to control overspeed, etc), as it allows for further finetuning of the encoder values.

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Analog Closed Loop

This allows to create an analog closed loop system with PID controls. More information on PID control and closed loop configurations is available in the MyCNC closed loop configuration manual.

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Pulse-Dir Closed Loop

This window allows for fine-tuning of PID control for pulse-dir closed loops. More information on the PID control is available in the Encoder/Analog Closed Loop sections above, as well as in the MyCNC closed loop configuration manual.

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ET2/ET4

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Host Modbus

This is part of the Modbus device setup, and is part of a longer manual series which can be found here: Modbus Setup.

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Advanced

Profile

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Debug

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UI Settings

The UI settings allow the user to edit their on-screen UI.

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mycnc/mycnc_configuration_dialogs.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/30 11:51 by ivan