MonoKrom - QtPyVCP GUI for PlasmaC and Mill

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22 Sep 2020 13:09 #183296 by pinder
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AgentWD40 wrote:

pinder wrote:

rodw wrote: Video looks great!
Phil's idea of swapping out the jog panel sounds like a great idea.

The other thing that needs to be displayed is the Plasmac material that is selected.
Somewhere we need to be able to see all the cut parameters for the selected material but maybe they don't have to be on the main screen.
Maybe you could shorten the preview and place the material name, cut height, pierce height, pierce delay and cut speed either above or below the preview on one or two lines. Clicking that line might open a selection window or tab and show the rest of the settings.


Reverse-run can be a full tab. I can see the usabliity.

Morever, I think thats a good idea to show material selected and some properties. I can make some place for it. I will post.


I like the idea of at least having the selected material on the main screen, maybe even in a corner of the cut path rendering screen. The rest of the settings could stay on a settings tab to minimize clutter.


I am giving some time to thoughts, soon I will share the screen with material info and Reverse run on Halt.
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23 Sep 2020 03:44 #183385 by KCJ
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Did a little bit of playing with bringing this GUI to life with QtPyVCP.
Really ugly so far, but it's a start.



Cheers,
Kurt
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23 Sep 2020 03:59 #183388 by pinder
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KCJ wrote: Did a little bit of playing with bringing this GUI to life with QtPyVCP.
Really ugly so far, but it's a start.



Cheers,
Kurt


oh my god!

Community is a bless.
I would have wasted years with an idea in my head.
Thankyou Kurt.

I will Update with GUI design asap

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23 Sep 2020 10:26 #183447 by phillc54
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Himarc3D wrote:

phillc54 wrote: I haven't seen any. Maybe I should do a bit of Googling and have a look at a few...


Hi, Phill.
If you wanna check CNC Panels from big players at market check the simulator (trial) from here:
www.swansc.com/en/download/Software.html

Thanks for that but unfortunately the only Windows box I have is a VM running XP

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24 Sep 2020 03:34 #183546 by KCJ
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A little more work on styling the QTabWidgets to look like you have shown..



Do you have a preference for how disabled widgets should be indicated? Grayed out?

Cheers,
Kurt
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24 Sep 2020 04:07 #183547 by pinder
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KCJ wrote: A little more work on styling the QTabWidgets to look like you have shown..



Do you have a preference for how disabled widgets should be indicated? Grayed out?

Cheers,
Kurt

Cheers!

You work is great.

You can just decrease the opacity to 20%, it will be greyed out. or you can check the video i shared earlier.


did you derease the total height because sizes of the widgets have changed a lot.

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24 Sep 2020 07:53 - 24 Sep 2020 08:02 #183554 by pinder
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How about this?
@rodw. I have made the tile bar with material info.


ANOTHER OPTION

@phillc54 I have added the Reverse run( when paused) as you asked, i can surely rename to cut-recovery.
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24 Sep 2020 08:43 #183558 by pinder
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KCJ wrote: A little more work on styling the QTabWidgets to look like you have shown..



Do you have a preference for how disabled widgets should be indicated? Grayed out?

Cheers,
Kurt


You can consider this style of tabs.
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24 Sep 2020 10:08 #183563 by tommylight
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Looking great, now if i could only find one of my very old orange/black monitors! :)
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24 Sep 2020 11:02 #183569 by rodw
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pinder wrote: How about this?
@rodw. I have made the tile bar with material info.


Looks great, could there be a button beside the cut options that when pressed changed the line to display the name of the materials entry? Some of us without the ability to set the plasma cutter up via RS485 might have something like "2mm mild steel, 5.2 bar, 40 amps" for the name. I thought cycling through the data would save screen space.

Also when G54 offsets are displayed, could there be a button that zeroes X & Y and sets the G54 offset? I saw a home button there but maybe thats not the right icon.

Also, that zero button might need a configuration option so that it also zeros to a laser pointer position before setting the offset. I find that pretty important
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