X-Z DRO for Lathe

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11 Feb 2016 18:48 #70006 by mpvriens
X-Z DRO for Lathe was created by mpvriens
Would like to change the gmoccapy lathe DRO from R-D -Z to X and Z
any suguestions?

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11 Feb 2016 22:07 #70013 by newbynobi
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You will have to change the code for that.

Why do you want to do that?
What is wrong with diameter and radius?

Norbert

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12 Feb 2016 10:16 #70034 by mpvriens
Replied by mpvriens on topic X-Z DRO for Lathe
Hi Norbert,

On a Fanuc and siemens lathe controle i have never seen the R and D Dro's , thats why.
Do you know what code i have to change?

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14 Feb 2016 18:37 #70127 by newbynobi
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All changesd have to be done in the gmoccapy.py file.
But you will need to do several changes.

IMHO the way it is now is OK, so I will not got to deep into this.

Norbert

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29 Feb 2016 20:42 #70832 by rubes
Replied by rubes on topic X-Z DRO for Lathe
Although I agree that it is "OK" the way it is, it is confusing when first seeing the screen.
Yes, R and D are more descriptive of the actual measurement being displayed, and may even be helpful to new users, but its a bit different than the normal labels everyone is used to. Also, everything else on the screen (jog buttons, tool info panel, axis display) calls those movements/positions as X.
Its an easy enough thing for me to get over, and not important enough to "fix". Maybe just a consideration for a future update. How about X(R) or R(X)? But then again, that is not "normal" either :huh:
Nice job though, I know its not easy!!

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01 Mar 2016 21:41 #70871 by newbynobi
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May be we can discuss about making it X, D and Z?

Hiding an DRO would requiere some more code changes

Norbert

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02 Mar 2016 01:23 - 02 Mar 2016 01:26 #70881 by rubes
Replied by rubes on topic X-Z DRO for Lathe
Ah...now I understand your concern. I don't know about the OP, but I wasn't thinking about hiding the alternate display. I think your approach of changing the background color depending on the radius or diameter mode is great. For me, initially it was just seeing the R or D in place of the X I'm used to. I was just thinking of a simple label change and leaving everything else the same.
R(X), D(X), Z
or
X(R), X(D), Z
Last edit: 02 Mar 2016 01:26 by rubes. Reason: clarification

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02 Mar 2016 05:49 #70892 by mpvriens
Replied by mpvriens on topic X-Z DRO for Lathe
For me changing the R into X would be sufficient , I do thing further more this screen works great to me

Marius

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11 Mar 2016 23:25 #71455 by fixer
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Hi,

I am preparing for my lathe conversion, and one of the first thing to change was exactly that.
attached you will find my gmocapy.py. The code won't run with your glade file, because there are a lot of other changes too, but you should be able to find those wich affect DRO.
It shows X and Z when in diameter mode, and R and Z when in radius mode. I have my machine set to diameter mode in startup default G-codes in ini file.

change switch_to_g7()
    def _switch_to_g7( self, state ):
        if state:
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.abs_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.rel_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.dtg_color ) )
            self.diameter_mode = True
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_to_diameter( True )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.change_axisletter( "X" )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.abs_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.rel_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.dtg_color ) )
        else:
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( "#F2F1F0" ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "abs_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.abs_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "rel_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.rel_color ) )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_property( "dtg_color", gtk.gdk.color_parse( self.dtg_color ) )
            self.diameter_mode = False
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_to_diameter( False )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.change_axisletter( "R" )

and simply hide the Y DRO in init
 # The Y DRO we make to a second X DRO to indicate the diameter
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_to_diameter( True )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.set_property( "joint_number", 0 )

            # we change the axis letters of the DRO's
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.change_axisletter( "X" )  #R
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_x.set_to_diameter( True )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.change_axisletter( "D" )
            self.widgets.Combi_DRO_y.hide()
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12 Mar 2016 22:16 #71513 by newbynobi
Replied by newbynobi on topic X-Z DRO for Lathe
You did a strange change, as X is equal R, but D is X *2

Why such a strange behavior?

Norbert

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