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    Does anyone know how to change the Z direction on the control ( jog ) box?

  • #2
    Sure, turn the handle the other direction.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Seriously I have know idea.
    PC-DMIS 2016.0 SP8

    Jeff

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    • #3
      I seem to remember this coming up before. I seem to remember a settings editor change was in order. I can't be of any more help though.

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      • #4
        I think there is a setting in the SETTINGS EDITOR and I think there is a mention of it in the help file, OR do a search on this site (if it is working). I seem to recall it coming up before.
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        Originally posted by AndersI
        I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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        • #5
          You are lucky I keep good notes. . . hahaha

          Ok, it took some digging, but here is what I can offer. This is from the old board and was posted by Hilton Roberts. (A great source for advice.)

          In your PCDMIS folder is a file called DOWNL.OAD

          Open that file and look for a line that probably looks like this: n23s10x0y0zFF

          Change the FF to 0000 and the machine will drive up in Z when the control is twisted CCW.

          I do hope this helps, but I am in no way liable for anything that may occur if you do or do not follow this advice. If you think otherwise, you should know that I have retained the services of an infamous 300lb Samoian attourney.
          sigpic"Hated by Many, Loved by Few" _ A.B. - Stone brewery

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wes Cisco
            Ok, it took some digging, but here is what I can offer. This is from the old board and was posted by Hilton Roberts. (A great source for advice.)

            In your PCDMIS folder is a file called DOWNL.OAD

            Open that file and look for a line that probably looks like this: n23s10x0y0zFF

            Change the FF to 0000 and the machine will drive up in Z when the control is twisted CCW.

            I do hope this helps, but I am in no way liable for anything that may occur if you do or do not follow this advice. If you think otherwise, you should know that I have retained the services of an infamous 300lb Samoian attourney.
            If you want to try this first make a copy of DOWNL.OAD in a different folder, hopefully on a different drive. Then make the change and see if it works. If it doesn't you can delete the modified file and replace with the copy. I am with Wes that you are trying this at your own risk and I am no way resposible for anything.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wes Cisco
              Ok, it took some digging, but here is what I can offer. This is from the old board and was posted by Hilton Roberts. (A great source for advice.)

              In your PCDMIS folder is a file called DOWNL.OAD

              Open that file and look for a line that probably looks like this: n23s10x0y0zFF

              Change the FF to 0000 and the machine will drive up in Z when the control is twisted CCW.

              I do hope this helps, but I am in no way liable for anything that may occur if you do or do not follow this advice. If you think otherwise, you should know that I have retained the services of an infamous 300lb Samoian attourney.



              I will add despite mine and Goodluck's warnings, (I think making a copy of the folder is excellent advice BTW), I posted this once before and both that person and the person whom Hilton posted it for reported back that it worked and all was well. BUT I do not remember what controllers or versions they were using, so approach with caution, but it should work for you. I would not have posted it if I had not seen a report of it working. HTH
              sigpic"Hated by Many, Loved by Few" _ A.B. - Stone brewery

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              • #8
                Ok then guys how do I change my print button to function as a move point and Done as my done button? At the moment my print button=done and my done button is simply sitting redundant. I will of course save the original downl.oad file to a different drive before I start "playing" ;o)
                Recently jumped from 3.5 Mr 2 CAD
                to 2012 CAD++

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                • #9
                  I think you will need to do a search on that. I seem to remember it recently, but it is not in my notes. Maybe someone else can jump in now.
                  sigpic"Hated by Many, Loved by Few" _ A.B. - Stone brewery

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                  • #10
                    That should be under EDIT / PREFERENCES / MACHINE INTERFACE SETUP (I think). Depending on the controllers, oyu can assign different functions to those buttons (but within a VERY limited range).
                    sigpic
                    Originally posted by AndersI
                    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                    • #11
                      Not sure what version software your using. I'am using 3.5 mr2.
                      For my jog box you can change your buttons by going to
                      edit / preferences / cmm interface set up / sharpe 32.
                      you should have a drop down box with your choice of done or move point.
                      sigpic.....Its called golf because all the other 4 letter words were taken

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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys I can change my print button so that it does = print but that will mean that I loose the "done" function from my controller. I'll have a search.

                        Thanks again


                        F

                        *has just found out how to turn off circular moves as well )*
                        Recently jumped from 3.5 Mr 2 CAD
                        to 2012 CAD++

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
                          That should be under EDIT / PREFERENCES / MACHINE INTERFACE SETUP (I think). Depending on the controllers, oyu can assign different functions to those buttons (but within a VERY limited range).
                          On my machine this path allows you to change the "print" button but not the "done" button. Perhaps it is different for different machines. I seem to recall also something about the settings editor and a different thread. Searchy searchy....

                          Edit... This is the thread I was thinking about but it doesn't seem to contain the answer.
                          Last edited by #2#; 09-26-2006, 12:36 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Schrocknroll
                            Sure, turn the handle the other direction.

                            Sorry, I couldn't resist. Seriously I have know idea.
                            OH that is very funny. I don't think I could have resisted either. Thanks anyway

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                            • #15
                              Ok, how about z axis drift? A couple of weeks ago, the spring for the self centering aspect of the Z on my joystick broke. I got a new spring and replaced it, but now, if I don't make a Z up move, before taking points in the X and Y, my Z will continue to drift down ever so slightly. Only in manual mode, this can make it very difficult to back away from a move.

                              As always, thanks in advance!!
                              If clutter is a sign of genius, I must be qualified to teach guys like Einstein and other smarty pantses

                              B & S 7-10-7
                              pcdmis cad++ 3.25mr3

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