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10 Apr 2021 05:02 #205505 by phillc54
Replied by phillc54 on topic QtPlasmaC release.
QtPlasmaC is now able to be installed directly from PncConf and StepConf.

There have been a few documentation changes and install program changes to reflect this.
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10 Apr 2021 19:19 - 10 Apr 2021 21:25 #205548 by crowloy
Replied by crowloy on topic QtPlasmaC release.
I keep seeing an error message in my log about using an older debounce module. Finally I went looking for the source of the error and found a place in the plasmac.tcl which produces the error. removing the if/else/end and the offending lines fixed the error. I'm not sure why this would be needed though as we seem to be using the new dbounce. Everything appeared to be working as it should.

# if no new dbounce then use old debounce component for legacy plasmac conversio
#if {[hal list pin db_float.out] != {}} {
net plasmac:arc-ok db_arc-ok.out => plasmac.arc-
net plasmac:breakaway-switch-out db_breakaway.out => plasmac.brea
net plasmac:float-switch-out db_float.out => plasmac.floa
net plasmac:ohmic-probe-out db_ohmic.out => plasmac.ohmi
#} else {
# puts "using old debounce component"
# puts "it is recommended to convert to the new dbounce component\n"
# net plasmac:breakaway-switch-out debounce.0.1.out => plasmac.bre
# net plasmac:float-switch-out debounce.0.0.out => plasmac.flo
# net plasmac:ohmic-probe-out debounce.0.2.out => plasmac.ohm
#}



twopass:invoked with <> options
twopass:found ./qtplasma.hal
twopass:found ./qtplasma_connections.hal
twopass:found /home/colten/git/linuxcnc/lib/hallib/plasmac.tcl
twopass:found ./pendant.hal
using old debounce component
it is recommended to convert to the new dbounce component

twopass:pass0: loadusr -W xhc-hb04 -I ./xhc-hb04-layout2.cfg -H -x -s 1
xhc-hb04: waiting for XHC-HB04 device


I've determined that the newer debounce is actually being used as halcmd list pin db_* turns up the correct pins. So, no sure what is causing the puts to fire. Only thing I can think of is the two pass is causing the issue. First pass through, it fires the puts, second pass through they don't run.
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10 Apr 2021 22:30 #205583 by bevins
Replied by bevins on topic QtPlasmaC release.
I tried loading the new QTplasmaC, with new pncconf.

It made no connections for the probe, thc etc.... So I am at a loss on how to make these connections. I followed the instructions with the docs. did the conversion and the cfgprefs...... from existing working plasmac

Here is what I came out with as config but no thc and no probe.
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10 Apr 2021 23:09 #205588 by phillc54
Replied by phillc54 on topic QtPlasmaC release.

I've determined that the newer debounce is actually being used as halcmd list pin db_* turns up the correct pins. So, no sure what is causing the puts to fire. Only thing I can think of is the two pass is causing the issue. First pass through, it fires the puts, second pass through they don't run.

That is the problem, I keep meaning to take the message out but... I will get there one day.

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11 Apr 2021 00:26 #205592 by crowloy
Replied by crowloy on topic QtPlasmaC release.

I tried loading the new QTplasmaC, with new pncconf.

It made no connections for the probe, thc etc.... So I am at a loss on how to make these connections. I followed the instructions with the docs. did the conversion and the cfgprefs...... from existing working plasmac

Here is what I came out with as config but no thc and no probe.



Might need to run the qtplasmac-setup in order to enable those.

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11 Apr 2021 00:38 #205594 by phillc54
Replied by phillc54 on topic QtPlasmaC release.

I tried loading the new QTplasmaC, with new pncconf.

It made no connections for the probe, thc etc.... So I am at a loss on how to make these connections. I followed the instructions with the docs. did the conversion and the cfgprefs...... from existing working plasmac

Here is what I came out with as config but no thc and no probe.


Did you select a plasmaa float switch or plasma ohmic probe in pncconf?

Did you select a plasma arc voltage encoder in pncconf?

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11 Apr 2021 10:43 - 11 Apr 2021 10:51 #205626 by bevins
Replied by bevins on topic QtPlasmaC release.

I tried loading the new QTplasmaC, with new pncconf.

It made no connections for the probe, thc etc.... So I am at a loss on how to make these connections. I followed the instructions with the docs. did the conversion and the cfgprefs...... from existing working plasmac

Here is what I came out with as config but no thc and no probe.


Did you select a plasmaa float switch or plasma ohmic probe in pncconf?

Did you select a plasma arc voltage encoder in pncconf?


I selected plasma float and probe and it did add everrything except thc stuff.

I set the thcad freqs and stuff but did not find where to set for arc voltage - encoder.00.velocity

Nevermind, I found it in pncconf. Thanks
Last edit: 11 Apr 2021 10:51 by bevins.

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14 Apr 2021 04:08 #205850 by phillc54
Replied by phillc54 on topic QtPlasmaC release.
A few folk have asked if it was possible to move the DRO to the top of the GUI.

There is now an option that can be set in the .ini file to do this for both the 16:9 and 4:4 display formats.

In the [QTPLASMAC] section of the .ini file add the following:
DRO_POSITION = top

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14 Apr 2021 09:47 #205867 by Clive S
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With me getting old and a bit forgetful may a I ask a newbie question?

I run mint 19.2 with 2.8.1 on several machines but I am missing out on QTplasmaC. I realise I need 2.9 master

Q.1 So do I have to install Buster (that I don't like) or can I still use mint updated to 2.9 ?

Q.2 Is there a different GUI colour other than yellow ?

Sorry if this post is in the wrong place if so can you move it elsewhere. (not to the bin I hope) :)

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14 Apr 2021 10:01 #205870 by phillc54
Replied by phillc54 on topic QtPlasmaC release.

With me getting old and a bit forgetful may a I ask a newbie question?

I run mint 19.2 with 2.8.1 on several machines but I am missing out on QTplasmaC. I realise I need 2.9 master

Q.1 So do I have to install Buster (that I don't like) or can I still use mint updated to 2.9 ?

AFAIK it should work on Mint.


Q.2 Is there a different GUI colour other than yellow ?

Colours are user changeable, see the GUI SETTINGS chapter here:
linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/plasma/qtpl...ml#qt_parameters-tab


Sorry if this post is in the wrong place if so can you move it elsewhere. (not to the bin I hope) :)

Haha, I wouldn't do that to you Clive.
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