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Mach3 Version 3.x Macro Programmers Reference Manual

Draft Revision 0.23 nd August 22 , 2010
For Mach3 v3 versions thru 3.43.19.

Table of Contents Introduction....

..........................................................................................................1 Legacy Scripting Functions Grouped Alphabetically..............................................2 ActivateSignal......................................................................................................2 AppendTeachFile.................................................................................................2 AskTextQuestion .................................................................................................3 CloseDigFile ........................................................................................................4 CloseTeachFile ....................................................................................................4 Code .....................................................................................................................5 CoupleSlave .........................................................................................................6 DeactivateSignal ..................................................................................................7 DoMenu ...............................................................................................................8 DoButton..............................................................................................................9 DoOEMButton...................................................................................................10 DoSpinCCW ......................................................................................................10 DoSpinCW.........................................................................................................11 DoSpinStop ........................................................................................................11 EndTHC .............................................................................................................12 FeedRate ............................................................................................................12 FileName............................................................................................................13 GetABSPosition.................................................................................................13 GetACoor...........................................................................................................14 GetActiveProfileDir...........................................................................................15 GetActiveProfileName.......................................................................................15 GetActiveScreenSetName..................................................................................16 GetCoord............................................................................................................16 GetCurrentTool ..................................................................................................17 GetDRO .............................................................................................................18 GetDROString....................................................................................................19 GetIJMode..........................................................................................................20 GetLED ..............................................................................................................20 GetLoadedGCodeDir .........................................................................................22 GetLoadedGCodeFileName...............................................................................22 GetMachVersion ................................................................................................23 GetMainFolder...................................................................................................23 GetMyWindowsHandle .....................................................................................24 GetOEMDRO ....................................................................................................24 GetOEMLED .....................................................................................................25 GetPage ..............................................................................................................25 GetParam............................................................................................................26 GetPortByte........................................................................................................28 GetToolParam ....................................................................................................28 GetRPM .............................................................................................................30 GetSafeZ ............................................................................................................30

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GetScale .............................................................................................................30 GetSelectedTool.................................................................................................31 GetSetupUnits ....................................................................................................32 GetTimer ............................................................................................................32 GetToolChangeStart ..........................................................................................33 GetToolDesc ......................................................................................................34 GetTurretAng.....................................................................................................34 GetUserDRO......................................................................................................35 GetUserLabel .....................................................................................................35 GetUserLED ......................................................................................................36 GetVar................................................................................................................36 GetXCoor...........................................................................................................37 GetYCoor...........................................................................................................38 GetZCoor ...........................................................................................................39 GotoSafeZ..........................................................................................................39 HelpAbout..........................................................................................................40 IncludeTLOinZFromG31...................................................................................40 IsActive..............................................................................................................41 IsDiameter..........................................................................................................41 IsEStop...............................................................................................................42 IsLoading ...........................................................................................................43 IsMoving............................................................................................................43 IsOutputActive...................................................................................................44 IsPeriodicScriptRunning ....................................................................................45 IsSafeZ ...............................................................................................................45 IsStopped............................................................................................................46 IsSuchSignal ......................................................................................................46 JogOff ................................................................................................................47 JogOn .................................................................................................................48 LoadFile .............................................................................................................48 LoadRun.............................................................................................................49 LoadStandardLayout..........................................................................................49 LoadTeachFile ...................................................................................................50 LoadWizard........................................................................................................51 MachMsg ...........................................................................................................51 MaxX .................................................................................................................53 MaxY .................................................................................................................53 Message..............................................................................................................54 MinX..................................................................................................................54 MinY..................................................................................................................55 nFmt ...................................................................................................................55 NotifyPlugins .....................................................................................................55 NumberPad ........................................................................................................56 OpenDigFile.......................................................................................................56

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OpenTeachFile...................................................................................................57 Param1 ...............................................................................................................58 Param2 ...............................................................................................................58 Param3 ...............................................................................................................59 PlayWave ...........................................................................................................60 ProgramSafetyLockout ......................................................................................60 PutPortByte........................................................................................................60 Question .............................................................................................................61 QueueDepth .......................................................................................................62 Random ..............................................................................................................62 RefCombination.................................................................................................63 ResetAxisSwap ..................................................................................................64 ResetTHC...........................................................................................................64 RetractMode.......................................................................................................65 roun ....................................................................................................................65 RunFile...............................................................................................................66 RunScript ...........................................................................................................66 SaveWizard ........................................................................................................68 SetButtonText ....................................................................................................68 SetCurrentTool...................................................................................................69 SetDRO ..............................................................................................................69 SetFeedRate .......................................................................................................70 SetFormula.........................................................................................................71 SetIJMode ..........................................................................................................72 SetMachZero......................................................................................................72 SetOEMDRO .....................................................................................................73 SetPage...............................................................................................................73 SetParam ............................................................................................................74 SetPulley ............................................................................................................76 SetSafeZ.............................................................................................................76 SetScale..............................................................................................................77 SetSpinSpeed .....................................................................................................77 SetTicker ............................................................................................................78 SetTimer.............................................................................................................78 SetToolDesc.......................................................................................................79 SetToolParam.....................................................................................................80 SetToolX............................................................................................................81 SetToolZ ............................................................................................................81 SetTriggerMacro ................................................................................................82 SetUserDRO ......................................................................................................82 SetUserLabel......................................................................................................83 SetUserLED .......................................................................................................84 SetVar ................................................................................................................84 SingleVerify.......................................................................................................85

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SingleVerifyReport ............................................................................................85 Sleep...................................................................................................................86 Speak..................................................................................................................87 StartPeriodicScript .............................................................................................87 StartTHC ............................................................................................................88 StopPeriodicScript .............................................................................................89 StraightFeed .......................................................................................................90 StraightTraverse.................................................................................................90 SwapAxis ...........................................................................................................91 SystemWaitFor ..................................................................................................92 THCOff ..............................................................................................................92 THCOn...............................................................................................................93 ToggleScreens....................................................................................................93 ToolLengthOffset...............................................................................................94 VerifyAxis..........................................................................................................94 ZeroTHC ............................................................................................................95 Legacy Functions Grouped By Function ...............................................................97 Digitizing ...........................................................................................................97 G-Code & G-code Files .....................................................................................97 Lathe-only Functions .........................................................................................97 Mach3 Configuration & Status ..........................................................................97 Referencing, Verifying & Zeroing Axes .......................................................98 SafeZ..............................................................................................................98 Wizards& Plugins ..........................................................................................98 Machine Status & Control .................................................................................98 Motion Control...............................................................................................99 Spindle Control ..............................................................................................99 Tool Parameters and Tool Changes ...............................................................99 Torch Height Control.....................................................................................99 Screen sets........................................................................................................100 User Dialogs.................................................................................................100 Signals and Port I/O.........................................................................................101 Teach Files .......................................................................................................101 Miscellaneous ..................................................................................................101 Modbus Functions Grouped Alphabetically ........................................................103 GetInBit....................................................................................................103 GetInput ...................................................................................................103 ResetOutBit..............................................................................................103 SetHomannString.....................................................................................104 SetModIOString.......................................................................................104 SetModOutput..........................................................................................105 SetOutBit..................................................................................................105 WaitForPoll – Unreliable….....................................................................106 Serial Output Functions Grouped Alphabetically................................................107

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SendSerial ................................................................................................107 Script Pre-processing Functionality.....................................................................108 #Expand ...........................................................................................................108 Screen Set Initialization and Clean up .................................................................111 Brain Auto Initialization ......................................................................................112 OEM Series Button, DRO and LED numbers .....................................................113 OEM Button numbers ......................................................................................113 OEM DRO numbers ........................................................................................120 OEM LED numbers .........................................................................................126

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Introduction

This Programmers Reference Manual documents the commonly used Cypress Basic (CB) function calls available to macro programmers using Mach3 version 3. This information is being provided primarily to help Mach3 users understand existing macro code. While this interface will continue to be supported by future Mach3 versions for some period of time, Mach3 version 4 will provide a completely new, much more regular interface, much higher functionality interface for CB macro programming. It is strongly recommended that all new CB code use the new interface, as support for this old one will be discontinued at some point in the, possibly not too distant, future. In addition, it is unlikely there will be any further updates or bug fixes to this now obsolete interface after the release of Mach3 version 4, so any existing bugs and anomalies (and there are quite a few) will remain. No attempt has been made to make this an exhaustive document covering all of the CB functionality. There are many functions which were never previously documented, or which were documented incompletely or incorrectly. In many cases, these functions are not included in this document. There are a number of functions which were partially documented, but found to either not function as documented, to have significant restriction in their operation, or, in some cases, were felt to be either of no real value, or even risky to use. These functions are generally not included in this document. The functionality described herein has been tested against Mach3 version 3.042.020. Some functions may behave differently in other versions. Some functions will be missing entirely in some earlier versions.

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Legacy Scripting Functions Grouped Alphabetically
ActivateSignal
Sub ActivateSignal (SigNum As Integer) This function causes the specified Mach output signal to be driven to its active state. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins as ActiveHigh, it will be driven to a logic High level, otherwise it will be driven to a logic Low level. Arguments: SignalID must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 CB output signal constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: None Example: ActivateSignal(OUTPUT2) ? Turn on Flux Capacitor Sleep(1000) ? Give it time to charge fully DeactivateSignal(OUTPUT2) ? Turn it off See also: DeactivateSignal(), CB Constants

AppendTeachFile
Function AppendTeachFile(Filename As String) As Integer This function re-opens an existing Teach file at Gcode\Filename in the Mach3 directory, and appends any commands subsequently executed via MDI or Code() to that file, until CloseTeachFile() is executed. The specified file must already exist. Arguments: Filename is the name of the Teach file to be re-opened. The file must reside in the Gcode subdirectory of the Mach3 install directory. Return Value: A non-zero value is returned if the operation was successful. Example:

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? Create a new Teach File in Mach3\Gcode MyTeachFile = “TeachMe.nc” Err = OpenTeachFile(MyTeachFile) If Err <> 0 Then ? Teach file created successfully ? Write some G Code to it Code “G00 X0 Y0” Code “G02 X0 Y0 I-1 J0 F40” ? Close the Teach file CloseTeachFile() ? Now load the teach file for execution LoadTeachFile() Else ? OpenTeachFile failed Message “Unable to open Teach File” End If See also: OpenTeachFile(), CloseTeachFile()

AskTextQuestion
Function AskTextQuestion(Prompt As String) As String This function displays a dialog box containing the specified prompt string, and waits for the user to enter a text string in the dialogs text box. The user entered string is returned to the caller. Arguments: Prompt string is the string that will be displayed above the text box when the dialog is displayed. Return Value: The text string entered by the user. Example: Dim UsersName As String UsersName = AskTextQuestion(“Please enter your name:”) Message “Hello, “ & UsersName & “!”

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See also: Message(), Question(), AskTextQuestion(), MachMsg(), GetCoord()

CloseDigFile

Sub CloseDigFile() This function closes an open digitizing file. If there is no open digitizing file, it does nothing. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: OpenDigFile() ProbeOutline() CloseDigFile() ? Open the digitizing file ? Call my custom probing function ? Close the digitizing file

See also: OpenDigFile(), SetProbeActive(), IsProbing()

CloseTeachFile

Sub CloseTeachFile() This function closes an open Teach file. The file must have previously been opened by either OpenTeachFile, or AppendTeachFile(). If not Teach file is currently open, it does nothing. Arguments: None

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Return Value: None Example: TeachFile = "MyTeachFile.nc" Dim Err As Integer Err = OpenTeachFile(TeachFile) If Err = 0 Then MsgBox("Unable To Open: " & Teachfile) Else ' MDI commands entered here are written to TeachFile Code("G55") Code("G00 X0.000 Y0.000 Z0.500") End If ' Now close TeachFile CloseTeachFile() ' Do something else here ' Now re-open TeachFile for append Err = AppendTeachFile(TeachFile) If Err = 0 Then MsgBox("Unable To Open: " & TeachFile) Else ' MDI commands entered here are written to TeachFile Code("G56") Code("G00 X0.000 Y0.000 Z0.500") End If ' Now close TeachFile CloseTeachFile() See also: OpenTeachFile(), AppendTeachFile()

Code

Sub Code(Gcode As String) This function executes the single line of G-code passed as the argument, exactly as if it had been entered on the MDI line, or encountered in a G-Code program. Note that the Gcode line is placed in the execution queue, but, in general, the Code() function will return before the line has actually been executed. If it is important that your program know that the line has completed execution, a While loop must be used with the IsMoving() function, as shown in the example below.

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Note also that if a Teach file is currently open, the G-code line will not actually be executed, but will simply be written out to the Teach file. The following optional modes of the Code() function are documented here only for completeness. Their use is discouraged, and support for them may be discontinued at any time, without warning. Sub Code(“LOAD:” & FilePath) This mode loads a G-Code file from the specified FilePath. The LoadFile() function should be used instead. Sub Code(“SAVE_XML”) This method immediately saves the XML configuration file. Arguments: A single G-code line to be executed as a String Return Value: None Example: ? Select our fixture Code(“G55”) ? Move away from the vise Code(“G00 X-4.000 Y1.000 Z1.000”) ? Wait for movement to complete While (IsMoving()) ? Sleep, so other threads can run while we?re waiting Sleep(100) Wend ? Done See also:

CoupleSlave

Sub Function CoupleSlave(State As Integer) This function causes any slaved axis to be coupled to, or de-coupled from, its master axis during homing. Arguments:

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State is an Integer value of 0 or 1 that defines whether the slave axis should be coupled to its master axis during homing. If State is 0, the axes will be uncoupled. If State is 1, the axes will be coupled. Return Value: None Example: ? Define the axes Dim Xaxis As Integer Xaxis = 0 Dim Yaxis As Integer Yaxis = 0 ? Couple the slaved A axis to its master X axis CoupleSlave(1) ? Home the master and slave SingleVerify(Xaxis) ? Un-couple the X and A axes CoupleSlave(0) See also: None

DeactivateSignal

Sub DeactivateSignal (SigNum As Integer) This function causes the specified Mach output signal to be driven to its inactive state. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins as ActiveHigh, it will be driven to a logic Low level, otherwise it will be driven to a logic High level. Arguments: SignalID must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 CB output signal constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: None Example: ActivateSignal (OUTPUT2) Sleep(1000) fully DeactivateSignal (OUTPUT2) See also: ActivateSignal (), CB Constants ? Turn on Flux Capacitor ? Give it time to charge ? Turn it off

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DoMenu

Sub DoMenu (MenuIndex As Integer, MenuItem As Integer) This function allows a macro script to invoke any function available through any of the Mach3 menus, exactly as if the user had clicked on the menu with the mouse. The specific menu item to be invoked is specified by the two arguments. The first indicates which menu the item to be invoked resides in. The second indicates which item within that menu is to be invoked. Arguments: MenuIndex is the 0-based index of the menu to activate. The File menu is index 0, the Config menu is index 1, etc. MenuItem is the 0-based index of the menu item to activate. The first item on a given menu is index 0, the second is index 1, etc. Return Value: None Example: ? Define menu indices, left-to-right, starting with 0 Dim FileMenu As Integer FileMenu = 0 Dim ConfigMenu As Integer ConfigMenu = 1 … ? Define File menu items, top-to-bottom, starting with 0 Dim FileMenuLoadGCodeMenuItem FileMenuLoadGCodeMenuItem = 0 Dim FileMenuLazyCAMMenuItem As Integer FileMenuLazyCAMMenuItem = 1 Dim FileMenuCloseFilesMenuItem As Integer FileMenuCloseFilesMenuItem = 2 Dim FileMenuExitMenuItem As Integer FileMenuExitMenuItem = 3 ? Define Config menu items, top-to-bottom, starting with 0 Dim ConfigMenuDefineNativeUnitsMenuItem As Integer ConfigMenuDefineNativeUnitsMenuItem = 0 Dim ConfigMenuPortsAndPinsMenuItem As Integer ConfigMenuPortsAndPinsMenuItem = 1 … ? Pop-up the Config->Ports & Pins dialog

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DoMenu(ConfigMenu, ConfigMenuPortsAndPinsMenuItem) See also: DoButton(), DoOEMButton()

DoButton

Sub DoButton(ButtonNum As Integer) This legacy function allows a macro to execute an on-screen button function which has an assigned Button code. The specified function is invoked exactly as if the user had clicked the corresponding on-screen button with the mouse. Note that no actual onscreen button need exist for this function to work. This is simply an easy means to execute any of the “Button” functions through CB. The use of DoButton is no longer recommended practice and this function exists only to support preexisting legacy scripts. This function is deprecated, and its use is strongly discouraged. Legacy script note: Over time, there have been two different Button numbering schemes used with Mach; the “Button number” series and the “OEMButton number” series. This function uses the “Button number” series. Within the “Button number” range, valid ButtonNums were from 0 to 31, which, at one time, corresponded to OEM LED numbers 1000 10 1031. The numerical correspondence between the numbering series is not guaranteed for future releases of Mach. Use the DoOEMButton function instead of this function. Arguments: ButtonNum must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 OEM Button Number constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: None Example: ? Define OEM codes for Mist On and Mist Off Const RewindButton = 2 ? rewind the gcode to start DoButton(RewindButton)

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See also: DoButton(), DoOEMButton()

DoOEMButton

Sub DoOEMButton(OEMButtonCode As Integer) This function allows a macro to execute any on-screen button function which has an assigned OEM Button code. The specified function is invoked exactly as if the user had clicked the corresponding on-screen button with the mouse. Note that no actual onscreen button need exist for this function to work. This is simply an easy means to execute any of the “OEM Button” functions through CB. Arguments: OEMButtonCode must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 OEM Button Code constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: None Example: ? Define OEM codes for Mist On and Mist Off Const OEMButtonMistOn = 226 Const OEMButtonMistOff = 227 ? Turn Mist coolant on for 3 seconds DoOEMButton(OEMButtonMistOn) Sleep(3000) DoOEMButton(OEMButtonMistOff) See also: DoButton(), DoOEMButton(), DoMenu()

DoSpinCCW

Sub DoSpinCCW() This function turns the spindle on, rotating counter-clockwise. Arguments: None

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Return Value: None Example: ? Turn on the spindle, turning CCW DoSpinCCW() ? Let it run 5 seconds Sleep(5000) ? Now turn it off DoSpinStop() See also: DoSpinCW(), DoSpinStop()

DoSpinCW

Sub DoSpinCW() This function turns the spindle on, rotating clockwise. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Turn on the spindle, turning CW DoSpinCW() ? Let it run 5 seconds Sleep(5000) ? Now turn it off DoSpinStop() See also: DoSpinCCW(), DoSpinStop()

DoSpinStop

Sub DoSpinStop() This function turns off the spindle. Arguments: None

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Return Value: None Example: ? Turn on the spindle, turning CW DoSpinCW() ? Let it run 5 seconds Sleep(5000) ? Now turn it off DoSpinStop() See also: DoSpinCW(), DoSpindCCW()

EndTHC

Sub EndTHC() This function turns off torch height control. It is functionally identical to THCOff(). Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: StartTHC()? Turn on torch height control … ? Do some cutting here EndTHC() ? Turn off torch height control See also: StartTHC(), THCOn(), EndTHC(), THCOff(), ZeroTHC(), ResetTHC()

FeedRate

Sub FeedRate() As Double This function gets the current feed rate. Note that Feed rate is specified in units per minute. Arguments: Feed rate specified in units/minute, as a Double Return Value: None Example:

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? Set the feed rate to 123.456 inches/minute SetFeedRate(123.456 / 60) ? Get the current feed rate, in inches/minute, and display it CurrentFeedrate = FeedRate() ? Display it on the status line Message “Current feed rate = “ & CurrentFeedrate See also: SetFeedrate()

FileName

Function FileName() As String This function returns the filename and path of the currently loaded G-Code file, if any. If no file is currently loaded, the string “No File Loaded.” is returned instead. Arguments: None Return Value: Current G-Code file name and path, or “No File Loaded.” Example: ? Show user current G-Code file name and path Message “Current file is: “ & FileName() See also: LoadFile(), LoadRun()

GetABSPosition

Function GetABSPosition(Axis As Integer) As Double This function returns the machine position of the specified axis. Arguments: Axis is the axis whose machine position is being requested as follows: 0 = X Axis 1 = Y Axis 2 = Z Axis 3 = A Axis 4 = B Axis 5 = C Axis

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Return Value: Machine position as a Double Example: ? Define the Dim Xaxis As Xaxis = 0 Dim Yaxis As Yaxis = 1 Dim Zaxis As Zaxis = 2 axes Integer Integer Integer

? Get Y Axis Machine Position Dim AxisPos As Double AxisPos = GetABSPosition(Yaxis) ? Put it on the status line Message “Y Axis Machine Pos = “ & AxisPos See also: SetMachZero(), MinX(), MaxX(), MinY(), MaxY()

GetACoor

Function GetACoor() As Double This function is used in conjunction with the GetCoord() function to get X, Y, Z and A axis coordinate values from the user. The GetACoor() function will return the A value entered by the user in the last GetCoord() function call. Arguments: None Return Value: A Axis coordinate value from last GetCoord() call Example: GetCoord(“Enter target coordinates:”) Message “Coordinates are: “ & GetXCoor() & “ “ & GetYCoor() & “ “ & GetZCoor() & “ “ & GetACoor()

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See also: GetCoord(), GetXCoor(), GetYCoor(), GetZCoor()

GetActiveProfileDir

Function GetActiveProfileDir() As string This function is used to retrieve the string with the full path of the active profile. Arguments: None Return Value: The path to the active profile. Example: MsgBox “The Running Profile path is “ & GetActiveProfileDir() See also: GetActiveProfileDir First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetActiveProfileName

Function GetActiveProfileName() As string This function is used to retrieve the name of the currently running profile. Arguments: None Return Value:

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The name of the currently active profile. Example: MsgBox “The Running Profile is: “ & GetActiveProfileName() See also: GetActiveProfileDir First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetActiveScreenSetName

Function GetActiveScreenSetName() As string This function is used to retrieve the name of the currently active Screen set. Arguments: None Return Value: The name of the currently active screen set. Example: MsgBox “The Running screen set is: “ & GetActiveScreenSetName() See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetCoord

Sub GetCoord(Prompt As String) This function displays a dialog box containing the Prompt string, along with four textboxes, labeled X, Y, Z and A, into which the user can enter four coordinate values. The values are stored in variables within Mach3 which can be retrieved using the GetXCoor(), GetYCoor(), GetZCoor() and GetACoor() functions. Arguments: Prompt is a String that is displayed in the dialog box.

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Return Value: None Example: GetCoord(“Enter target coordinates:”) Message “Coordinates are: “ & GetXCoor() & “ “ & GetYCoor() & “ “ & GetZCoor() & “ “ & GetACoor()

See also: GetXCoor(), GetYCoor(), GetZCoor(), GetACoor()

GetCurrentTool

Function GetCurrentTool() As Integer This function returns the currently active tool number. Arguments: None Return Value: Current tool number, 1-253. Example: ? Tell the user which tool is active Message “Current Tool is “ & GetCurrentTool() & “ = > “ & GetToolDesc() See also: SetCurrentTool(), GetSelectedTool(), ToolLengthOffset(), GetToolParam(), SetToolParam(), GetToolChangeStart(), GetToolDesc(), SetToolX(), SetToolZ()

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GetDRO

Function GetDRO(DRONum As Integer) As Double This legacy function takes the DRO number passed as its argument, and returns the value of the Mach DRO of that number. The use of GetDRO is no longer recommended practice and this function exists only to support preexisting legacy scripts. This function is deprecated, and its use is strongly discouraged. Legacy script note: Over time, there have been two different DRO numbering schemes used with Mach; the “DRO number” series and the “OEMDRO number” series. This function uses the “DRO number” series. The “DRO number” series was further subdivided into “User” and “OEM” ranges. Within the “OEM” range, valid DRONums were from 0 to 200, which, at one time, corresponded to OEM DRO numbers 800 to 1000. The numerical correspondence between the numbering series is not guaranteed for future releases of Mach. Use the GetOEMDRO and GetUserDRO functions instead of this function. Arguments: DRONum is the DRO number to read. The value has to be within the “DRO number series”. Return Value: Contents of DRO DRONum Example: ? Define the axes Const XaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 0 Const YaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 1 Const ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 2 ? Read the Z axis DRO MsgBox “Using GetDRO() Z Axis DRO reads: “ & GetDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum) See also: SetOEMDRO(), GetOEMDRO(), SetUserDRO(), GetUserDRO()

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GetDROString

Function GetDROString(DRONum As Integer) As String This legacy function takes the DRO number passed as its argument and returns the value of the Mach DRO of that number, rounded to four decimal places, and formatted as a String. The use of GetDROString is no longer recommended practice and this function exists only to support preexisting legacy scripts. This function is deprecated, and its use is strongly discouraged. Legacy script note: Over time, there have been two different DRO numbering schemes used with Mach; the “DRO number” series and the “OEMDRO number” series. This function uses the “DRO number” series. The “DRO number” series was further subdivided into “User” and “OEM” ranges. Within the “OEM” range, valid DRONums were from 0 to 200, which, at one time, corresponded to OEM DRO numbers 800 to 1000. The numerical correspondence between the numbering series is not guaranteed for future releases of Mach. Use of the GetOEMDRO and GetUserDRO functions instead; then use cStr to converts the numerical value to a string. Arguments: DRONum is the DRO number to read. Return Value: Contents of DRO DRONum Example: ? Define the axes Const XaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 0 Const YaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 1 Const ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 2 Dim ZPositionString as String ? Read the Z axis DRO ZPosition = cStr(GetDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum))

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MsgBox “Using GetDRO() Z Axis DRO reads: “ & ZPositionString See also: SetOEMDRO(), GetOEMDRO(), SetUserDRO(), GetUserDRO()

GetIJMode

Function GetIJMode() As Integer This function returns the current IJ mode (absolute/incremental), as set in Config>GeneralConfig. Arguments: None Return Value: 0 indicates absolute IJ mode is enabled 1 indicates incremental IJ mode is enabled Example: ? Show user the current IJ mode If GetIJMode() Then Message "IJ Mode is incremental" Else Message "IJ Mode is absolute" End If See also: SetIJMode()

GetLED

Function GetLED(LEDNum As Integer) As Integer This legacy function takes the LED number passed as its argument, and returns the value of the Mach LED of that number. The use of GetLED is no longer recommended practice and this function exists only to support preexisting legacy scripts. This function is deprecated, and its use is strongly discouraged.

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Legacy script note: Over time, there have been two different LED numbering schemes used with Mach; the “LED number” series and the “OEMLED number” series. This function uses the “LED number” series. The “LED number” series was further subdivided into “User” and “OEM” ranges. Within the “OEM” range, valid LEDNums were from 0 to 55, which, at one time, corresponded to OEM LED numbers 800 to 855. The numerical correspondence between the numbering series is not guaranteed for future releases of Mach. Use the GetOEMLED and GetUserLED functions instead of this function. Arguments: LEDNum is the OEM LED number to read. Return Value: 0 indicates LEDNum is currently turned off 1 indicates LEDNum is currently turned on Example: ? Define the LEDs Const InchModeLED = 1 Const mmModeLED = 2 ? Are we in inch or metric mode? Code “G20” ?Code “G21” If GetLED(InchModeLED) Then ? We are in Inch Mode Message “Inch Mode” End If If GetLED(mmModeLED) Then ? We are in mm Mode Message “mm Mode” End If See also: GetOEMLED(), SetUserLED(), GetUserLED()

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GetLoadedGCodeDir

Function GetLoadedGCodeDir() As string This function is used to retrieve the string with the full path to the loaded g-code file name. Arguments: None Return Value: The path to the loaded G-Code file. If no Gcode is loaded the function returns a null string (“”). Example: MsgBox “The G-Code file path is “ & GetloadedGCodeDir() See also: GetloadedGCodeFileName First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetLoadedGCodeFileName

Function GetLoadedGCodeFileName() As string This function is used to retrieve the name of the loaded g-code file. Arguments: None Return Value: The name of the loaded G-Code file. The extension is included in the string. If no Gcode is loaded the function returns a null string (“”). Example: MsgBox “The G-Code file name is “ & GetloadedGCodeFileName() See also: GetLoadedGCodeDir First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

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GetMachVersion

Function GetMachVersion(ByRef Major as Integer, ByRef Minor as Integer, ByRef Build as Integer) As Boolean This function returns the full path to the Mach3 installation folder. Arguments: The functions arguments are passed by reference and used to return the Mach version numbers.
Major: Major Version number Minor: Minor version number Build: build Version number You must declare (DIM) the variables you pass to the function as integers. Non declared variables are created as type Var which can’t be passed by reference.

Return Value: True: the returned version values are valid False: an error occurred processing the GetMachVersion call; the version values may not be valid. Example: If (GetMachVersion(Major, Minor, Build) <> true) Then MsgBox("Unable to get Version info") Else MsgBox("Mach3 version = " & Major & "." & Minor & "." & Build ) End If See Also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.42.30.

GetMainFolder

Function GetMainFolder() As String This function returns the full path to the Mach3 installation folder.

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Arguments: None Return Value: String full file system path to Mach3 installation folder Example: ? Show the user where Mach3 is installed Message “Mach3 is installed at: “ & GetMainFolder() See also:

GetMyWindowsHandle

Function GetMyWindowsHandle() as Long This function is used to retrieve the windows handle for the Mach3 window. This is useful for passing to OS calls which require the callers windows handle as a parameter. Arguments: None Return Value: The Mach 3 windows handle Example: MsgBox “My Windows handle as number is “ & GetMyWindowsHandle() See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetOEMDRO

Function GetOEMDRO(DRONum As Integer) As Double This function returns the value of OEM DRO DRONum. Arguments: DRONum must be a valid OEM DRO number. Return Value:

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Returns a Double value of the specified DRO Example: ? Define the axes Const XaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 800 Const YaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 801 Const ZaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 802 ? Write 1.2345 to Z axis DRO using SetOEMDRO SetOEMDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum, 1.2345) ? Show the user the Z Axis DRO value, using GetOEMDRO() MsgBox “After using SetOEMDRO() the Z Axis DRO reads: “ & GetOEMDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum) See also: SetOEMDRO(), SetUserDRO(), GetUserDRO()

GetOEMLED

Function GetOEMLED(LEDNum As Integer) As Integer This function returns the value of OEM LED LEDNum. Arguments: LEDNum must be a valid OEM LED number. Return Value: Returns an Integer value representing the current state of the specified LED. 0 indicates the LED of off (unlit), 1 indicated the LED is on (lit). Example: See also: SetOEMLED(), SetUserLED(), GetUserLED()

GetPage

Function GetPage() As Integer This function returns the number of the currently active screen set page.

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Arguments: None Return Value: Current screen set page number, as Integer Example: ? Make sure user is on Diagnostics page If Not GetPage() = 5 Then MsgBox “Please switch to Diagnostics page…” End If See also: SetPage()

GetParam

Function GetParam(ParamName As String) As Double This function allows a number of Mach3 internal parameters (not to be confused with Gcode parameters) to be read. Each Mach3 parameter is identified by name. The current value of the parameter whose name is given by ParamName is returned as a Double. Valid parameters are: Parameter XMachine YMachine ZMachine Encoder1 Encoder2 Encoder3 Encoder4 MPG1 MPG2 MPG3 XScale YScale ZScale AScale BScale CScale FeedRate Units StepsPerAxisX Description X axis machine position Y axis machine position Z axis machine position Encoder1 Count Encoder2 Count Encoder3 Count Encoder4 Count MPG1 Count MPG2 Count MPG3 Count X axis scale factor Y axis scale factor Z axis scale factor A axis scale factor B axis scale factor C axis scale factor Feed rate Current units (inch/mm). 0 = mm, 1 = inch X axis steps per unit

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StepsPerAxisY StepsPerAxisZ StepsPerAxisA StepsPerAxisB StepsPerAxisC VelocitiesX VelocitiesY VelocitiesZ VelocitiesA VelocitiesB VelocitiesC AccelerationX AccelerationY AccelerationZ AccelerationA AccelerationB AccelerationC SpindleSpeed ZInhibitOn ZInhibitDepth SafeZ XDRO YDRO ZDRO ADRO BDRO CDRO Boundry XRefPer YRefPer ZRefPer ARefPer BRefPer CRefPer TotalHours Arguments:

Y axis steps per unit Z axis steps per unit A axis steps per unit B axis steps per unit C axis steps per unit X axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second Y axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second Z axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second A axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second B axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second C axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second X axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Y axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Z axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning A axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning B axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning C axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Should modify Spindle Speed, but does not work in all versions. User SetSpinSpeed() instead. Z Inhibit Enable. 0=Z inhibit disabled, 1=Z inhibit enabled. When Z inhibit is enabled, the Z axis will not be allowed to move below the depth specified by the ZinhibitDepth parameter. Z Inhibit Depth. When Z inhibit is enabled, the Z axis will not be allowed to move below the depth specified by the ZinhibitDepth parameter. SafeZ height X axis DRO Y axis DRO Z axis DRO A axis DRO B axis DRO C axis DRO Toolpath Boundaries display enable. 0=>disable boundaries display, 1=>enable boundaries display X axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed Y axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed Z axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed A axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed B axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed C axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed Running count of total Mach3 up-time

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ParamName is the String name of the parameter to be returned. This must be one of the above names. Return Value: Current value of the requested parameter as a Double Example: ? Get the new scale factor from the user ScaleFactor = Question “Enter new scale factor:” ? Set the new scale factor for X/Y/Z SetParam(“Xscale”, ScaleFactor) SetParam(“Yscale”, ScaleFactor) SetParam(“Zscale”, ScaleFactor) See also: SetParam()

GetPortByte

Function GetPortByte(PortAddr As Integer) As Integer This function reads the 8-bit PC I/O port whose address is given by PortAddr, and returns the 8-bit data value read from the port as an unsigned integer value. This function can be used for reading hardware devices not directly supported by Mach3. Note that this function is available only when the parallel port driver is loaded. Arguments: PortAddr is the Integer address of the port to be read Return Value: Unsigned 8-bit integer value read from the port. Example: ? Our port address PortAddr = 1016 ? 0x3f8 ? Read data register of parallel port at 0x3f8 PortData = GetPortByte(PortAddr) See also: PutPortByte()

GetToolParam

Function GetToolParam(ToolNum As Integer, ParamNum As Integer)

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This function allows any tool parameter, except the description text, for any tool to be read. ToolNum is the number of the tool whose parameters are being set, and can be from 1 to 255. ParamNum is a parameter number, defined as follows: For Mach3Mill: 1 = Diameter 2 = Z Offset 3 = X Wear 4 = Z Wear For Mach3Turn: 1 = Tip Type 2 = Tool Radius 3 = X Offset 4 = Z Offset 5 = X Wear 6 = Z Wear 7 = Turret Angle Arguments: ToolNum is an Integer tool number, and must be between 1 and 255. Return Value: Requested parameter value, as a Double Example: ? Define some constants DiameterParam = 1 ZoffsetParam = 2 XwearParam = 3 ZwearParam = 4 ? Display tool #23 parameters Diam = GetToolParam(23, DiameterParam) Length = GetToolParam(23, ZoffsetParam) Xwear = GetToolParam(23, XwearParam) Zwear = GetToolParam(23, ZwearParam) Desc = GetToolDesc(23) Message “Tool 23: Diam=“ & Diam & “ Length=” & Length _ & “ Xwear=” & Xwear & “ Zwear=” & Zwear & “ Desc=” & Desc See also: SetToolParam(), GetToolDesc()

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GetRPM

Function GetRPM() As Double This function returns the currently commanded spindle speed (S-word) as a Double. Note that this returns the most recent S-word value, and not the actual spindle RPM. Arguments: None Return Value: Currently commanded spindle speed as a Double. Example: ? Show current S-word Message “S-Word = “ & GetRPM() See also: SetSpinSpeed(), DoSpinCW(), DoSpinCCW(), DoSpinStop()

GetSafeZ

Function GetSafeZ() As Double This function returns the current SafeZ height. Arguments: None Return Value: Current SafeZ height as a Double. Example: ? Get current SafeZ height OldSafeZ = GetSafeZ() ? Set new SafeZ height NewSafeZ = 1.5750 SetSafeZ(NewSafeZ) … ? Restore old SafeZ height SetSafeZ(OldSafeZ) See also: SetSafeZ()

GetScale

Function GetScale(Axis As Integer) As Double

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This function returns the current scale factor for axis Axis. Arguments: Axis is the Integer Axis. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Return Value: Current scale factor for specified axis, as a Double Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Get the current axis scale factors OldXScaleFactor = GetScale(Xaxis) OldYScaleFactor = GetScale(Yaxis) OldZScaleFactor = GetScale(Zaxis) ? Get the new scale factor from the user ScaleFactor = Question(“Enter new scale factor:”) ? Set new scale factors for X/Y/Z SetScale(Xaxis, ScaleFactor) SetScale(Yaxis, ScaleFactor) SetScale(Zaxis, ScaleFactor) See also: SetScale()

GetSelectedTool

Function GetSelectedTool() As Integer This function returns the tool specified by the most recent tool change (M6) command. This function is typically used in the M6Start macro to make the selected tool the current tool. Arguments: None Return Value: Selected tool as an Integer Example: ? Sample M6Start macro ? Get selected tool NewTool = GetSelectedTool()

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? Make it the current tool SetCurrentTool(NewTool) See also: GetCurrentTool(), SetCurrentTool()

GetSetupUnits

Function GetSetupUnits() As Integer This function returns the native setup units of the machine. The native setup units are a characteristic of machine and the return value of this API does not change with the use of G20/G21. Arguments: None Return Value: 0 = mm units 1 = inch units Example: ? display the machine?s setup units Case Select GetSetupUnits() Case 0: MsgBox “Setup units are millimeters“ Case 1: MsgBox “Setup units are inches“ Else: MsgBox “Unknown setup units value” End case See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

GetTimer

Function GetTimer(TimerNum As Integer) As Double This function returns the current count for the specified timer. Mach3 provides 25 timers, numbered 0 to 24, which can be used for timing in CB scripts. To time an event, first

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clear the timer using SetTimer(), then use GetTimer() to read the timer. Note that this function works only with the parallel port driver, and support for this function may be removed without notice in a future release. Arguments: TimerNum is an Integer timer number, which must be between 0 and 24. Return Value: Double value of timer TimerNum. Example: ? Clear timer 15 SetTimer(15) ? Wait for OEM Trigger 10 to go active While IsActive(OEMTRIG10) = False Then Sleep 10 Wend ? See how long it took Message “OEMTRIG10 active after “ & GetTimer(15) & “ seconds” See also: SetTimer()

GetToolChangeStart

Function GetToolChangeStart(Axis As Integer) As Double This function returns the position of the specified axis at the time a tool change started. This is typically used in an M6End macro to restore the axis positions to the positions they were in before the tool change. Arguments: Axis is the Integer Axis. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Return Value: Double position of the specified axis at the start of the last tool change. Example: ? Example M6End macro ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Move all axes back to where they were before the tool change Xpos = GetToolChangeStart(Xaxis) Ypos = GetToolChangeStart(Yaxis)

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Zpos = GetToolChangeStart(Zaxis) Code “G00 X” & Xpos & “ Y” & Ypos & “ Z” & Zpos ? Wait for move to complete While IsMoving() Sleep 100 Wend See also: GetSelectedTool(), GetCurrentTool(), SetCurrentTool()

GetToolDesc

Function GetToolDesc(ToolNum As Integer) As String This function returns the tool descriptor text for the tool specified by ToolNum. Arguments: ToolNum is an Integer tool number, from 1 to 255 Return Value: Tool table description text for specified tool, as a String Example: ? Show user the current tool description Message “Tool “ & GetCurrentTool() & “: “ & _ GetToolDesc(GetCurrentTool()) See also: GetToolParam(), SetToolParam(), SetToolDesc()

GetTurretAng

Function GetTurretAng() As Double This function returns the current lathe tool turret angle. Arguments: None Return Value: Current lathe tool turret angle, as a Double Example: ? Display the current tool turret angle Message “Tool turret position = “ & GetTurretAng()

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See also:

GetUserDRO

Function GetUserDRO(DRONum As Integer) As Double This function returns the value of User DRO DRONum as a Double. Arguments: DRONum is the Integer User DRO number to be set. Valid User DRO numbers range from 1000-2254. Return Value: Current value of UserDRO DRONum as a Double Example: ? Define some constants MyWidgetDRO = 1125 ? Set MyWidgetDRO to 1.234 SetUserDRO(MyWidgetDRO, 1.234) … ? Get current value of MyWidgetDRO MyDROVal = GetUserDRO(MyWidgetDRO) See also: GetUserDRO(), SetOEMDRO(), GetOEMDRO()

GetUserLabel

Function GetUserLabel(LabelNum As Integer) As String This function allows the user to retrieve the value of an on-screen User label. “User” labels are those that are created in the screen designer with the default text containing the String “UserLabel” followed by one or more digits. Arguments: LabelNum is the numeric portion of the user label default text. LabelNum must be between 0 and 255. Return Value: None Example: ? Change the text in UserLabel25 SetUserLabel(25, “This is Label 25”)

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… ? Retrieve the text from UserLabel25 LabelText = GetUserLabel(25) See also: SetUserLabel()

GetUserLED

Function GetUserLED(LEDNum As Integer) As Integer This function allows the current state of a User LED to be retrieved. Arguments: LEDNum is the User LED whose state is to be retrieved, which must be in the range of 1000 to 2254 Return Value: Current state of the specified User LED. 0 indicates the LED is off (unlit), 1 indicates the LED is on (lit). Example: ? Define some constants FluxCapacitorControl = OUTPUT1 ? Output that controls the flux capacitor FluxCapacitorLED = 1234 ? LED that indicates flux capacitor is active ? Turn on the Flux capacitor ActivateSignal(FluxCapacitorControl) ? Turn on the Flux Capacitor LED for the operator SetUserLED(FluxCapacitorLED, 1) … ? Is the Flux Capacitor on? FluxCapacitorOn = GetUserLED(FluxCapacitorLED) See also: GetUserLED(), SetOEMLED(), GetOEMLED()

GetVar

Function GetVar(VarNum As Integer) As Double

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This function returns the current value of the Mach variable specified by VarNum as a Double. Mach variables are accessible both to CB scripts, using the SetVar() and GetVar() functions, as well as G-code programs, using the #nnnn syntax. Arguments: VarNum is Integer the number of the Mach variable to be retrieved. Return Value: Current value of the specified variable, as a Double. Example: ? Set a variable 1234 to our target position of 2.3456 SetVar(1234, 2.3456) ? Now move X to our target position Code “G0 X #1234” ? Or, another way… Code “G0 X “ & GetVar(1234) See also: SetVar()

GetXCoor

Function GetXCoor() As Double This function is used in conjunction with the GetCoord() function to get X, Y, Z and A axis coordinate values from the user. The GetXCoor() function will return the X value entered by the user in the last GetCoord() function call. Arguments: None Return Value: X Axis coordinate value from last GetCoord() call Example: GetCoord(“Enter target coordinates:”) Message “Coordinates are: “ & GetXCoor() & “ “ & GetYCoor() _ & “ “ & GetZCoor() & “ “ & GetACoor()

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See also: GetCoord(), GetYCoor(), GetZCoor(), GetACoor()

GetYCoor

Function GetYCoor() As Double This function is used in conjunction with the GetCoord() function to get X, Y, Z and A axis coordinate values from the user. The GetYCoor() function will return the Y value entered by the user in the last GetCoord() function call. Arguments: None Return Value: Y Axis coordinate value from last GetCoord() call Example: GetCoord(“Enter target coordinates:”) Message “Coordinates are: “ & GetXCoor() & “ “ & GetYCoor() _ & “ “ & GetZCoor() & “ “ & GetACoor()

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GetCoord(), GetXCoor(), GetZCoor(), GetACoor()

GetZCoor

Function GetZCoor() As Double This function is used in conjunction with the GetCoord() function to get X, Y, Z and A axis coordinate values from the user. The GetZCoor() function will return the Z value entered by the user in the last GetCoord() function call. Arguments: None Return Value: Z Axis coordinate value from last GetCoord() call Example: GetCoord(“Enter target coordinates:”) Message “Coordinates are: “ & GetXCoor() & “ “ & GetYCoor() _ & “ “ & GetZCoor() & “ “ & GetACoor()

See also: GetCoord(), GetXCoor(), GetYCoor(), GetACoor()

GotoSafeZ

Sub GotoSafeZ() This function will move the Z axis to the Safe_Z position, if Safe_Z is enabled in Config>Safe_Z Setup. If Safe_Z is not enabled, an error message will be displayed on the status line, and no move takes place.

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Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Move Z axis to Safe_Z position GotoSafeZ() See also: GetSafeZ(), SetSafeZ()

HelpAbout

Sub HelpAbout() This function displays a dialog box showing the current version of the scripting engine. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Show the user the scripting engine version HelpAbout() See also:

IncludeTLOinZFromG31

Function IncludeTLOinZFromG31() As Boolean This function is used to retrieve the state of the Mach menu config/general->config dialog option which determines if Mach includes the calculation of the current tool?s TLO value in the Z coordinate value returned by a G31 probing operation. Arguments: None Return Value: True: The option is checked False: the option is not checked

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Example: MsgBox “TLO in G31 option is “ & IncludeTLOinZFromG31() See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

IsActive

Function IsActive(Signal As Integer) As Boolean This function returns a Boolean True if the current state of the specified input signal is its active state. Note that in terms of actual signal level, the term “active” depends on how the signal is defined. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins->InputSignals as ActiveLow, then IsActive() will return True when that signal is being driven to a logic low. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins->InputSignals as ActiveHigh, then IsActive() will return True when that signal is being driven to a logic high. Arguments: Signal is an integer value corresponding to one of pre-defined input signal constants. Return Value: False indicates the signal is currently in its inactive state True indicates the signal is currently in its active state Example: ? Show the user the state of the INPUT #1 input If IsActive(INPUT1) Then Message “INPUT #1 input is active” Else Message “INPUT #1 input is inactive” End If See also:

IsDiameter

Function IsDiameter() As Integer This lathe-only function returns 1 if Mach3 is currently operating in Diameter mode. Arguments:

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None Return Value: 0 indicates Mach3 is currently operating in Radius mode 1 indicates Mach3 is currently operating in Diameter mode Example: ? Tell the user what mode we?re in If IsDiameter() Then Message “Currently in Diameter mode” Else Message “Currently in Radius mode” End If See also:

IsEStop

Function IsEStop() As Integer This function returns 1 if Mach3 is currently in E-Stop mode. Arguments: None Return Value: 0 indicates Mach3 is currently not in E-Stop mode 1 indicates Mach3 is currently in E-Stop mode Example: Dim FluxCapacitorControl As Integer FluxCapacitorControl = OUTPUT3 ? Are we in E-Stop? If IsEStop() Then ? Yes, so turn off the flux capacitor DeactivateOutput(FluxCapacitorControl) Else ? No, so turn on the flux capacitor ActivateOutput(FluxCapacitorControl) End If See also:

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IsLoading

Function IsLoading() As Integer This function returns 1 if a G-code file is currently being loaded. Arguments: None Return Value: 0 indicates a G-code file is not currently being loaded 1 indicates a G-code file is currently being loaded Example: Dim FluxCapacitorControl As Integer FluxCapacitorControl = OUTPUT3 ? Are we in loading a new G-code file? If IsLoading() Then ? Yes, so turn off the flux capacitor DeactivateOutput(FluxCapacitorControl) Else ? No, so turn on the flux capacitor ActivateOutput(FluxCapacitorControl) End If See also:

IsMoving

Function IsMoving() As Integer This function returns 1 if any axis is currently moving. This is most often used when commanding motion within a macro, to pause macro execution until the motion is complete. . This is a complement to IsStopped(). Arguments: None Return Value: 0 if all axes currently stopped 1 if any axis is currently moving Example: ? Move Z axis to Safe_Z position GotoSafeZ() ? Wait for SafeZ move to complete

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Sleep(100) While IsMoving() Sleep(100) Wend See also: IsStopped()

IsOutputActive

Function IsOutputActive(Signal As Integer) As Boolean This function returns Boolean True if the current state of the specified output signal is its active state. Note that in terms of actual signal level, the term “active” depends on how the signal is defined. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins->OutputSignals as ActiveLow, then IsOutputActive() will return a True value when that signal is being driven to a logic low. If the signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins->InputSignals as ActiveHigh, then IsOutputActive() will return a True value when that signal is being driven to a logic high. Arguments: Signal is an integer value corresponding to one of pre-defined output signal constants. Return Value: A Boolean value indicating the state of the specified output signal. Example: ? Set OUTPUT1 to its active state ActivateSignal(OUTPUT1) ? Show the user the state of the OUTPUT #1 input If IsActive(OUTPUT1) Then MsgBox “OUTPUT #1 output is active” Else MsgBox “OUTPUT #1 output is inactive” End If ? Set OUTPUT1 to its inactive state DeactivateSignal(OUTPUT1) ? Show the user the state of the OUTPUT #1 input If IsActive(OUTPUT1) Then MsgBox “OUTPUT #1 output is active” Else MsgBox “OUTPUT #1 output is inactive” End If See also:

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IsPeriodicScriptRunning

Function IsPeriodicScriptRunning(ByVal ScriptQFN as String) as Boolean This function is used to determine if a periodic script has been started. Arguments: ScriptQFN: the string of the Qualified File Name (QFN) for the script to check. The QFN is relative to the Mach install directory. The QFN passed must be identical to the QFN used to start the periodic script. Return Value: True = the Script is running. False = the script is not running. Example: ? check if the oiler has been started If IsPeriodicScriptRunning(“OilerScript”) then Msgbox “Oiler script is running.” Else Msgbox “Oiler script is not running.” End If See also: StartPeriodicScript, StopPeriodicScript, First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

IsSafeZ

Function IsSafeZ() As Integer This function returns 1 if Safe_Z is enabled in Config->Safe_Z Setup. Arguments: None Return Value:

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0 indicates Safe_Z is not enabled in Config->Safe_Z Setup 1 indicates Safe_Z is enabled in Config->Safe_Z Setup Example: ? Show user IsSafeZ() If IsSafeZ() Then Message “SafeZ is enabled“ Else Message “SafeZ is disabled“ End If See also:

IsStopped

Function IsStopped() As Integer This function returns 1 if all axes are currently stopped. This is most often used when commanding motion within a macro, to pause macro execution until the motion is complete. This is a complement to IsMoving(). Arguments: None Return Value: 0 if any axis is currently moving 1 if all axes are currently stopped Example: ? Move Z axis to Safe_Z position GotoSafeZ() ? Wait for SafeZ move to complete Sleep(100) While Not IsStopped() Sleep(100) Wend See also: IsMoving()

IsSuchSignal

Function IsSuchSignal(SignalID As Integer) As Integer

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This function returns an Integer value indicating whether the specified signal is defined in Config->Ports&Pins. A 0 return value indicates the signal is not defined, while a nonzero return value indicates the signal is defined. This can be used, for example, to ensure a PROBE input is properly defined before trying to do probing. Arguments: SignalID must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 CB output signal constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: Signal definition state, as an Integer. 0 => signal is not defined, 1 => signal is defined Example: ? Is a YHOME input signal properly defined? If IsSuchSignal(YHOME) = 0 Then Message “Error! No YHOME input is defined” End If See also:

JogOff

Function JogOff(Axis As Integer) This function is used to stop jogging of the specified axis. It is typically used in conjunction with JogOn() to jog an axis under control of a script. Arguments: Axis is an Integer, specifying the axis for which to disable jogging. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 Plus = 0 Minus = 1 ? Jog the Y axis in the minus direction for one second JogOn(Yaxis, Minus) Sleep(1000) ? Now stop it

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JogOff(Yaxis) See also: JogOn()

JogOn

Function JogOn(Axis As Integer, Dir as Integer) This function is used to start an axis jogging in a specified direction at the current default jog speed. Once the axis starts jogging, it will continue until stopped by means if the JogOff() function, execution of a Stop button command, E-stop, or hitting a limit. Arguments: Axis is an Integer, specifying the axis for which to disable jogging. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Dir is the direction in which to jog. 0=+ direction, 1=- direction Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 Plus = 0 Minus = 1 ? Jog the Y axis in the minus direction for one second JogOn(Yaxis, Minus) Sleep(1000) ? Now stop it JogOff(Yaxis) See also: JogOff()

LoadFile

Sub LoadFile(FilePath As String) This function loads the G-code file specified by FilePath. Arguments: FilePath is the full file system path to the G-code file to be loaded

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Return Value: None Example: ? Load the roadrunner demo file LoadFile(“C:\Mach3\Gcode\roadrunner.tap”) ? Now run it RunFile() See also: RunFile()

LoadRun

Sub LoadRun(Filepath As String) This function loads the G-code file specified by Filepath, then immediately begins execution. This is exactly equivalent to a LoadFile() followed by a RunFile(). Arguments: Filepath is the String path to the G-code file to be run. Return Value: None Example: ? Load and run the roadrunner demo file LoadRun(“C:\Mach3\Gcode\roadrunner.tap”) See also: LoadFile(), RunFile(), Filename(), IsLoading()

LoadStandardLayout
Sub LoadStandardLayout() This function re-loads the current default screen set. In most cases, this will be the currently loaded screen set. This is used primarily to re-load the default screen set when exiting a Wizard. Arguments: None Return Value: None

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Example: ? Load default screen set LoadStandardLayout() See also: ToggleScreens()

LoadTeachFile

Sub LoadTeachFile() This function loads the most recent Teach file into Mach3 for execution. The file must first have been opened or created using OpenTeachFile() or AppendTeachFile() during the current Mach3 session. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Create a new Teach File in Mach3\Gcode MyTeachFile = “TeachMe.nc” Err = OpenTeachFile(MyTeachFile) If Err <> 0 Then ? Teach file created successfully ? Write some G Code to it Code “G00 X0 Y0” Code “G02 X0 Y0 I-1 J0 F40” ? Close the Teach file CloseTeachFile() ? Now load the teach file for execution LoadTeachFile() Else ? OpenTeachFile failed Message “Unable to open Teach File” End If See also: OpenTeachFile(), AppendTeachFile(), CloseTeachFile()

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LoadWizard

Sub LoadWizard(WizardName As String) This function loads and runs the specified wizard. Wizards reside in the Mach3\Addons directory, and each wizard consists of a number of files with a subdirectory of the Addons directory. The WizardName String passed as the argument to LoadWizard must be just the name of the top-level subdirectory for the wizard. Arguments: WizardName is the name of the Wizard to be run, as a String Return Value: None Example: ? Load and run the “Circular Pocket” Wizard LoadWizard(“Circular Pocket”) See also:

Function MachMsg(Prompt As String, Title As String, DialogType As Integer) As Integer This function display a dialog box with one of several different combinations of buttons, and waits for the user to click one of the buttons. The Title argument String is displayed in the title bar of the dialog. The Message argument String is displayed in the client portion of the dialog, above the buttons. Clicking on any button closes the dialog, and the return value of the function indicates which button the user clicked. Arguments: Message is the String to be displayed in the client area of the dialog, above the button(s) Title is the String to be displayed in the title bar of the dialog DialogType is an Integer value which defines which buttons will be displayed on the dialog as follows: 0 = OK button 1 = OK, Cancel buttons 2 = Abort, Retry, Ignore buttons 3 = Yes, No, Cancel buttons 4 = Yes, No buttons 5 = Retry, Cancel buttons

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6 = Cancel, Try Again, Continue buttons Return Value: Integer value indicating which button the user clicked, as follows: OK =1 Cancel =2 Abort =3 Retry =4 Ignore =5 Yes =6 No =7 Try Again = 10 Continue = 11 Example: ? Define some constants for MachMsg dialog types MachMsgTypeOK = 0 MachMsgTypeOKCancel = 1 MachMsgTypeAbortRetryIgnore = 2 MachMsgTypeYesNoCancel = 3 MachMsgTypeYesNo = 4 MachMsgTypeRetryCancel = 5 MachMsgTypeCancelTryAgainContinue = 6 ? Define some constants for MachMsg return codes MachMsgReturnOK = 1 MachMsgReturnCancel = 2 MachMsgReturnAbort = 3 MachMsgReturnRetry = 4 MachMsgReturnIgnore = 5 MachMsgReturnYes = 6 MachMsgReturnNo = 7 MachMsgReturnTryAgain = 10 MachMsgReturnContinue = 11 ? Display an Abort/Retry/Ignore dialog Ret = MachMsg(“Flux Capacitor Failed to Start”, _ “Flux Capacitor Warning”, MachMsgTypeAbortRetryIgnore) If Ret = MachMsgReturnAbort Then ? Handle Abort here ElseIf Ret = MachMsgReturnRetry Then ? Handle Retry here ElseIf Ret = MachMsgReturnIgnore Then ? Handle Ignore here End If

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See also: Message(), Question(), AskTextQuestion(), GetCoord(),

Function MaxX() As Double This function returns the maximum X extent of the currently open G-code file as a Double Arguments: None Return Value: Maximum X extent of currently loaded G-code file as a Double Example: ? Show user the current program extents Message "MinX=" & MinX() & " MaxX=" & MaxX() & _ " MinY=" & MinY() & " MaxY=" & MaxY() See also: MinX(), MinY, MaxY()

MaxX

Function MaxY() As Double This function returns the maximum Y extent of the currently open G-code file as a Double Arguments: None Return Value: Maximum Y extent of currently loaded G-code file as a Double Example: ? Show user the current program extents Message "MinX=" & MinX() & " MaxX=" & MaxX() & _

MaxY

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" MinY=" & MinY() & " MaxY=" & MaxY() See also: MaxX(), MinY, MaxY()

Sub Message(MessageText As String) This function displays MessageText on the status line. Arguments: MessageText is the String text to display on the status line. Return Value: None Example: ? Display the current tool number on the status line Message “Current tool is “ & GetCurrentTool() See also: Message(), Question(), Ask TextQuestion(), MachMsg(), GetCoord()

Message

Function MinX() As Double This function returns the minimum X extent of the currently open G-code file as a Double Arguments: None Return Value: Minimum X extent of currently loaded G-code file as a Double Example: ? Show user the current program extents Message "MinX=" & MinX() & " MaxX=" & MaxX() & _ " MinY=" & MinY() & " MaxY=" & MaxY() See also: MinX(), MinY, MaxY()

MinX

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Function MinY() As Double This function returns the minimum Y extent of the currently open G-code file as a Double Arguments: None Return Value: Minimum Y extent of currently loaded G-code file as a Double Example: ? Show user the current program extents Message "MinX=" & MinX() & " MaxX=" & MaxX() & _ " MinY=" & MinY() & " MaxY=" & MaxY() See also: MinX(), MinY, MaxY()

MinY

nFmt

Function nFmt(Val As Double, Digits As Integer) As Double This function rounds a Double value to the specified number of decimal places Arguments: Val is the Double value to be rounded Digits is the number of digits right of the decimal place to round to Return Value: Rounded vale, as a Double Example: ? Round 1.23456789 to 4 decimal places ? Display it – will display as 1.2345 Message nFmt(1.23456789, 4) See also:

NotifyPlugins

Sub NotifyPlugins(Event As Integer)

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This function invokes the MyNotify method of all currently loaded Plug-ins, passing Event as the argument. Arguments: Event is an Integer value that will be passed as the argument to the MyNotify methods of all loaded plug-ins. Return Value: None Example: See also:

NumberPad

Function NumberPad (ByVal PadTitle As string) As Double This function displays a number pad for data tnetry. The pad is large to allow easy use with touch screens. The number pad size can also be changed via dragging a border. Arguments: PadTitle is the string to display as the title of the number pad. Return Value: The value entered into the numberpad. Example: Option explicit Dim d As Double d = NumberPad("test num pad") MsgBox "value entered = " & d First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

OpenDigFile

Sub OpenDigFile() This function opens a digitization log file. When OpenDigFile is executed a FileOpen dialog will be displayed, and the user can select an existing file, or enter a new file name,

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to which digitization (probing) data points will be written. Once opened, G31 commands will cause the probe trigger position to be written to the digitization file. When digitization is complete, CloseDigFile() can be used to close the file. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: See also:

OpenTeachFile

Function OpenTeachFile (Filename As String) As Integer This function re-opens an existing Teach file at Gcode\Filename in the Mach3 directory, and appends any commands subsequently executed via MDI or Code() to that file, until CloseTeachFile() is executed. Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: ? Create a new Teach File in Mach3\Gcode MyTeachFile = “TeachMe.nc” Err = OpenTeachFile(MyTeachFile) If Err <> 0 Then ? Teach file created successfully ? Write some G Code to it Code “G00 X0 Y0” Code “G02 X0 Y0 I-1 J0 F40” ? Close the Teach file CloseTeachFile() ? Now load the teach file for execution LoadTeachFile() Else ? OpenTeachFile failed Message “Unable to open Teach File” End If

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See also: AppendTeachFile(), CloseTeachFile()

Param1

Function Param1() As Double This function returns the value of the P parameter passed to an M-macro. Arguments: None Return Value: Double value passed a P parameter to M-macro Example: ? This macro expects three arguments: P, Q, & R ? If put into an M-macro, and invoked via MDI, it will ? display the argument values on the status line ? For example, if using M1200: ? M1200 P1.234 Q2.345 R3.456 ? Executing the above line to MDI will display: ? P=1.234 Q=2.345 R=3.456 Parg = Param1() Qarg = Param2() Rarg = Param3() Message “P=” & Parg & “P=” & Qarg & “R=” & Rarg See also: Param2(), Param3()

Param2

Function Param2() As Double This function returns the value of the Q parameter passed to an M-macro. Arguments: None Return Value: Double value passed a Q parameter to M-macro Example: ? This macro expects three arguments: P, Q, & R

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? If put into an M-macro, and invoked via MDI, it will ? display the argument values on the status line ? For example, if using M1200: ? M1200 P1.234 Q2.345 R3.456 ? Executing the above line to MDI will display: ? P=1.234 Q=2.345 R=3.456 Parg = Param1() Qarg = Param2() Rarg = Param3() Message “P=” & Parg & “P=” & Qarg & “R=” & Rarg See also: Param1(), Param3()

Param3

Function Param3() As Double This function returns the value of the R parameter passed to an M-macro. Arguments: None Return Value: Double value passed a R parameter to M-macro Example: ? This macro expects three arguments: P, Q, & R ? If put into an M-macro, and invoked via MDI, it will ? display the argument values on the status line ? For example, if using M1200: ? M1200 P1.234 Q2.345 R3.456 ? Executing the above line to MDI will display: ? P=1.234 Q=2.345 R=3.456 Parg = Param1() Qarg = Param2() Rarg = Param3() Message “P=” & Parg & “P=” & Qarg & “R=” & Rarg See also: Param1(), Param2()

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PlayWave

Sub PlayWave(Filename As String) This function plays a .WAV file through the PCs audio system. Filename gives the name of the WAV file to be played. Arguments: Filepath is the String file path to the WAV file to be played Return Value: None Example: PlayWave(“C:\WINDOWS\Media\Windows XP Startup.wav”) See also:

ProgramSafetyLockout

Function ProgramSafetyLockout() As Boolean This function is used to retrieve the state of the Mach menu config/general-config dialog option which determines if input 1 is being used to control the Mach G-Code inhibit feature. Arguments: None Return Value: True: The option is checked False: the option is not checked Example: MsgBox “Program Safety Lockout “ & ProgramSafetyLockout() See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06.

PutPortByte

Sub PutPortByte(PortAddr As Integer, Value As Integer)

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This function writes the 8-bit data given by Value to the 8-bit PC I/O port whose address is given by PortAddr. This function can be used for writing hardware devices not directly supported by Mach3. Arguments: PortAddr is the Integer address of the port to be written Value is the Integer value to be written. Only the 8 least significant bits (LSBs) are written. Return Value: None Example: ? Our port address PortAddr = 1016 ? 0x3f8 PortData = 154 ? 0xa5 ? Write 0xa5 to data register of parallel port at 0x3f8 PortData = PutPortByte(PortAddr, PortData) See also: GetPortByte()

Question

Function Question(Prompt As String) As Double This function displays a dialog box with an OK button, and a text box into which the user can enter a numeric value. The Prompt string is displayed above the test box. This value is returned as a Double. This can be used for getting a single numeric value from the user. Arguments: Prompt is the prompt string displayed in the Question dialog. Return Value: Double value entered into text box by user Example: ? Get next X position from user NextPos = Question(“Enter next X position:”) ? Go there Code “G00 X” & NextPos

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See also: Message(), Question(), AskTextQuestion(), MachMsg(), GetCoord()

QueueDepth

Function QueueDepth() As Integer This function returns the current number of entries in the trajectory planning queue. Arguments: None Return Value: Number of trajectory planner queue entries as an Integer Example: ? Show current queue depth Message “Queue depth = “ & QueueDepth() See also:

Random

Function Random() As Double This function returns a pseudo-random number between 0 and 1. This can be used in place of the CB rnd() function. Arguments: None Return Value: Next pseudo-random number in sequence, as a Double Example:

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? Get next random number NextRand = Random() See also:

RefCombination

Sub RefCombination(Axes As Integer) This function allows any combination of axes to be simultaneously referenced (homed). Which axes will be referenced is determined by the Axes argument, which is a bitmapped variable, with the bits mapped as defined below. Arguments: Axes is a bit-mapped value the defines which axes are to be referenced. The value of Axes can be calculated by adding the values corresponding to the individual axes to be referenced. The axis values are: X=1 Y=2 Z=4 A=8 B = 16 C = 32 So, for example, to reference the X, Z and B axes, Axes = 1 + 4 + 16 = 21. Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants RefX = 1 RefY = 2 RefZ = 4 RefZ = 8 RefB = 16 RefC = 32 ? Reference Y, Z and C axes RefCombination(RefY + RefZ + RefC) See also: VerifyAxis(), SingleVerify(), SingleVerifyReport()

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ResetAxisSwap

Sub ResetAxisSwap() This function un-does the effect of a preceding SwapAxis(). Note that this is the only way to undo a Swap, and it is illegal to perform two SwapAxis() calls without an intervening ResetAxisSwap(). Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Swap X and Y axes SwapAxis(Xaxis, Yaxis) ? Do something with swapped axes here… ? Undo the SwapAxis ResetAxisSwap() ? Now Swap Y and Z axes SwapAxis(Yaxis, Zaxis) See also: SwapAxis()

ResetTHC

Sub ResetTHC() This function resets the Torch Height. This function is identical to ZeroTHC(), except if a program is running, it does nothing. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Reset THC ResetTHC()

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See also: THCOn(), THCOff()

RetractMode

Function RetractMode() As Integer This function returns the current Peck Drilling retract mode. If a G98 was last run, it will return a 0. If a G99 was most recently run, it will return a 1. Arguments: None Return Value: Integer value indicating which peck cycle was last run. 0=G98, 1=G99. Example: ? Run a G98 Code “G98 Z-0.5 R0.1 F10” ? Wait for it to complete While IsMoving() Sleep 100 Wend ? Now show retract mode – should show 0 MsgBox(“RetractMode = “ & RetractMode()) Code “Hit CycleStart to continue…” ? Run a G99 Code “G99 Z-0.5 R0.1 F10” ? Wait for it to complete While IsMoving() Sleep 100 Wend ? Now show retract mode – should show 1 MsgBox(“RetractMode = “ & RetractMode()) Code “Hit CycleStart to continue…” See also:

roun

Function roun(Val As Double) As Double This function rounds the Double value specified by Val to four decimal placed.

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Arguments: Val is the Double value to be rounded Return Value: Double value of Val rounded to four decimal places Example: ? Round 1.23456789 Message “1.23456789 rounds to “ & roun(1.23456789) See also: Round()

RunFile

Sub RunFile() This function begins execution of the currently loaded G-code program, if any. This is functionally identical to DoOEMButton(CYCLESTART) Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Load our G-code file LoadFile(“MyGCode.tap”) ? Run it RunFile() See also: FileName(), LoadFile(), LoadRun(), IsLoading(), DoOEMButton()

RunScript

Function RunScript(ByVal QFN as string) as Integer This function can be used to run the script in the specified filename. The qualified file name (QFN) parameter is relative to the Mach install directory. The function will load the specified script file, compile it, execute it and return when the script has completed. Prior to the addition of this call, it was common practice to put script code into a Mxxx.m1s macro, and use the Code call to execute the Mxxx macro. The execution of an Mxxx macro involves the use of the Mach GCode interpreter (as what you are really

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doing is executing a GCode M word block) and can result in the programmer having to invent and handle semaphores to coordinate the asynchronous execution of the Mxxx macro. It is recommended that the use of the Code “as a subroutine call method” be avoided and that, when possible, the RunScript call should be used instead. Arguments: QFN: The Qualified File Name (without extension)of the script file to run. The extension is not included as Mach3 will look for either an .m1s or .mcc extension for the named macro. Return Value: 0 = Script was found and invoked. < 0 = error condition, script was not run. Error Return values: <TBD> Example: ? Run script example If RunScript(“MsgBoxScript”) < 0 then Msgbox “RunScript returned an error” Else Msgbox “Script ran” End If Where the file MsgBoxScript.m1s contains MsgBox “Message from script file” Will result show a dialog box with the content “Message from script file”. Followed by a dialog that says “Script Ran” See also: n/a First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06. On 3.43.6 the API was defined as a Boolean function Return Value: True = Script was found and invoked. False = Script was not found. This API was revised in Mach3 version 3.43.19 to be an integer function.

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SaveWizard

Sub SaveWizard() This function can be used within a wizard to save the user-entered parameter value settings for the wizard, so the same values will be loaded the next time the wizard is invoked. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Save current Wizard parameter values SaveWizard() See also:

SetButtonText

Sub SetButtonText(Text As String) This function allows the text of an on-screen button to be changed by that buttons associated button script. This can be used to change the text on a button based on the state of a variable or mode. Arguments: Text is a String that specifies the new text to be displayed on the button. Return Value: None Example: ? Example Spindle On/Off Toggle Button SpindleCWLED = 11 If GetOEMLED(SpindleCWLED) Then ? Spindle is on, so turn it off DoSpinStop() SetButtonText(“Spindle On”) Else ? Spindle is off, so turn it on DoSpinCW()

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SetButtonText(“Spindle Off”) End If See also:

SetCurrentTool

Sub SetCurrentTool(ToolNum As Integer) This function sets the current tool number to ToolNum. This is typically used in the M6Start script to make the selected tool the current tool. Arguments: ToolNum is an Integer tool number, from 1 to 255. Return Value: None Example: ? Typical M6Start script ? Get selected tool NewTool = GetSelectedTool() ? Make it the current tool SetCurrentTool(NewTool) See also: GetCurrentTool(), GetSelectedTool()

SetDRO

Function SetDRO(DRONum As Integer, DROVal As Double) This legacy function sets the DRO number specified by DRONum to the value specified by DROVal. The use of SetDRO is no longer recommended practice and this function exists only to support preexisting legacy scripts. This function is deprecated, and its use is strongly discouraged. Legacy script note: Over time, there have been two different DRO numbering schemes used with Mach; the “DRO number” series and the “OEMDRO number” series. This function uses the “DRO number” series.

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The “DRO number” series was further subdivided into “User” and “OEM” ranges. Within the “OEM” range, valid DRONums were from 0 to 200, which, at one time, corresponded to OEM DRO numbers 800 to 1000. The numerical correspondence between the numbering series is not guaranteed for future releases of Mach. Use the SetOEMDRO and SetUserDRO functions instead of this function. Arguments: DRONum is the Integer DRO number to read. The value has to be within the “DRO number series”. DROVal is the Double value to which the specified DRO will be set. Return Value: None Example: ? Define the axes Const XaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 0 Const YaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 1 Const ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum = 2 ? Write 1.2345 to Z axis DRO using SetDRO SetDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum, 1.2345) ? Show the user the Z Axis DRO value, using GetDRO() MsgBox “After using SetDRO() the Z Axis DRO reads: “ & GetDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum) See also: SetOEMDRO(), GetOEMDRO(), SetUserDRO(), GetUserDRO(), GetDRO()

SetFeedRate

Sub SetFeedRate(FeedRate As Double) This function sets the feed rate. Note that FeedRate is specified in units per second, rather than units per minute. Arguments: FeedRate specified in units/second, as a Double Return Value: None

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Example: ? Set the feed rate to 123.456 inches/minute SetFeedRate(123.456 / 60) ? Get the current feed rate, in inches/minute, and display it CurrentFeedrate FeedRate() = ? Display it on the status line Message “Current feed rate = “ & CurrentFeedrate See also: FeedRate()

SetFormula

Sub SetFormula(Formula As String, Axis As Integer) This function sets one of the axis formulas, accessible by FunctionCfg?s->Formulas. These allow motion for axes to be defined by formulas involving the positions of other axes, using algebraic and trigonometric functions. Note that for Formulas to take effect, you must check the “Formulas enabled” checkbox in FunctionCfg?s->Formulas. Arguments: Formula is a String that defines the algebraic/trigonometric function to be used to calculate axis position. Axis is an Integer value that defines which axis the Formula is to be applied to Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Define the axis formulas such that a programmed linear move ? Y causes a causes a sinusoidal move in X ? Z axis should move normally SetFormula(“Z”, Zaxis) SetFormula(“Y”, Yaxis) SetFormula(“Sin(y)”, Xaxis) See also:

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SetIJMode

Sub SetIJMode(IJMode As Integer) This function sets the IJ mode. IJMode = 0 sets absolute mode, while IJMode = 1 sets incremental mode. Arguments: IJMode is the Integer mode to select. 0=Absolute, 1=Incremental Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants IJAbsolute = 0 IJIncremental = 1 ? Set IJMode to incremental SetIJMode(IJIncremental) See also: GetIJMode()

SetMachZero

Sub SetMachZero(Axis As Integer) This function zeroes the machine position of the specified axis to the current position. Arguments: Axis is an Integer value identifying the axis to be zeroed. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=Z, etc. Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Set machine zero for Y axis to current position SetMachZero(Yaxis) See also:

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SetOEMDRO

Sub SetOEMDRO(DRONum As Integer, DROVal as Double) This function sets the OEM DRO specified by DRONum to the value specified by DROVal. Arguments: DRONum is an Integer value or expression that evaluates to one of the OEM DRO numbers. Return Value: None Example: ? Define the axes Const XaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 800 Const YaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 801 Const ZaxisMultiFunctionOEMDRONum = 802 ? Write 1.2345 to Z axis DRO using SetOEMDRO SetOEMDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum, 1.2345) ? Show the user the Z Axis DRO value, using GetOEMDRO() MsgBox “After using SetOEMDRO() the Z Axis DRO reads: “ & GetOEMDRO(ZaxisMultiFunctionDRONum) See also: GetOEMDRO(), SetUserDRO(), GetUserDRO()

SetPage

Sub SetPage(PageNum As Integer) This function switches the current display page to the one specified by PageNum. Arguments: PageNum is the Integer number of the display page to switch to. Return Value: None Example:

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? For 1024.set, change to Diagnostics page SetPage(5) See also: GetPage()

SetParam

Sub SetParam(ParamName As String, ParamVal As Double) This function allows a number of Mach3 internal parameters (not to be confused with Gcode parameters) to be set. Each Mach3 parameter is identified by name. The parameter whose name is given by ParamName is set to the value given by ParamVal. Valid parameters are: Parameter Name RPMOverRide Xscale YScale ZScale AScale BScale CScale FeedRate Units StepsPerAxisX StepsPerAxisY StepsPerAxisZ StepsPerAxisA StepsPerAxisB StepsPerAxisC VelocitiesX VelocitiesY VelocitiesZ VelocitiesA VelocitiesB VelocitiesC AccelerationX AccelerationY AccelerationZ Description When this parameter is set to 1, the True Spindle Speed DRO (OEM DRO 39) is made writeable, over-riding Mach3s normal calculation of True Spindle Speed. X axis scale factor Y axis scale factor Z axis scale factor A axis scale factor B axis scale factor C axis scale factor Feed rate Current units (inch/mm). 0 = mm, 1 = inch X axis steps per unit Y axis steps per unit Z axis steps per unit A axis steps per unit B axis steps per unit C axis steps per unit X axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second Y axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second Z axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second A axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second B axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second C axis maximum velocity, from motor tuning, in units/second X axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Y axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Z axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning

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A axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning B axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning C axis maximum acceleration, from motor tuning Should modify Spindle Speed, but does not work on all versions. Use SetSpinSpeed() instead. ZInhibitOn Z Inhibit Enable. 0=Z inhibit disabled, 1=Z inhibit enabled. When Z inhibit is enabled, the Z axis will not be allowed to move below the depth specified by the ZinhibitDepth parameter. ZInhibitDepth Z Inhibit Depth. When Z inhibit is enabled, the Z axis will not be allowed to move below the depth specified by the ZinhibitDepth parameter. SafeZ SafeZ height Boundry Toolpath Boundaries display enable. 0=>disable boundaries display, 1=>enable boundaries display XRefPer X axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed YRefPer Y axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed ZRefPer Z axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed ARefPer A axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed BRefPer B axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed CRefPer C axis homing speed, as % of rapid speed ToolPathLock Toolpath Lock enable. 0=>Toolpath unlocked, 1=>Toolpath locked. When the tool path is locked, it cannot be moved, scaled or rotated. PrepMove Preparatory Move Dialog Inhibit. 0=>Allow showing of Preparatory Move dialogs, 1=>Inhibit showing of Preparatory Move dialogs AutoToolChange ??? – Indicates auto tool changer in use? ADirActive ??? – Reverse direction of A axis? Arguments: ParamName is the String name of the parameter to be set. This must be one of the above names. ParamVal is the Double value to which the specified parameter will be set. Return Value: None Example: ? Get the new scale factor from the user ScaleFactor = Question “Enter new scale factor:” ? Set the new scale factor for X/Y/Z SetParam(“Xscale”, ScaleFactor) SetParam(“Yscale”, ScaleFactor) SetParam(“Zscale”, ScaleFactor) See also: GetParam()

AccelerationA AccelerationB AccelerationC SpindleSpeed

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SetPulley

Sub SetPulley(Pulley As Integer) This function sets the current spindle pulley number. This allows Mach3 to properly scale the spindle speed output based on the current pulley and commanded spindle speed. Pulley ratios and allowable speed ranges are configured in Config->SpindlePulleys Arguments: Pulley is an Integer pulley number, from 1 to 15 Return Value: None Example: ? Prompt the user for new pulley setting NewPulley = Question “Enter new pulley number:” ? Tell Mach3 SetPulley(NewPulley) See also:

SetSafeZ

Sub SetSafeZ(SafeZ As Double) This function sets a new value for SafeZ. Note that SafeZ must be enabled in Config>SafeZConfig Arguments: SafeZ is the Double value to set SafeZ to Return Value: None Example: ? Change SafeZ to +2.000 SetSafeZ(2.000) See also:

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SetScale

Sub SetScale(Axis As Integer, Scale As Double) This function sets the scale factor for axis Axis to the value given by Scale. Arguments: Axis is the Integer Axis. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Scale is the Double Scale factor Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Get the current axis scale factors OldXScaleFactor = GetScale(Xaxis) OldYScaleFactor = GetScale(Yaxis) OldZScaleFactor = GetScale(Zaxis) ? Get the new scale factor from the user ScaleFactor = Question(“Enter new scale factor:”) ? Set new scale factors for X/Y/Z SetScale(Xaxis, ScaleFactor) SetScale(Yaxis, ScaleFactor) SetScale(Zaxis, ScaleFactor) See also: GetScale()

SetSpinSpeed

Sub SetSpinSpeed(RPM As integer) This function sets the spindle speed, in RPM, exactly as the “S” word in G-code does. Arguments: RPM is the Integer spindle speed desired. Return Value: None Example: ? Turn spindle on at 2500 RPM SetSpinSpeed(2500)

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DoSpinCW() See also: DoSpinCW(), DoSpinCCW(), DoSpinStop()

SetTicker

Sub SetTicker(TickerNum As Integer, TickerText As String) This function loads the text given by TickerText into the ticker specified by TickerNum. A Ticker is a scrolling text label, with its default text set to “Tickernn”, where “nn” is a number between 0 and 255. A long message can be put in a Ticker, and it will scroll continuously so the entire message is visible, even if the label is shorter than the text. Arguments: TickerNum is the Integer number of the ticker to be written TickerText is the String text to be written to ticker TickerNum Return Value: None Example: ? Write the current file path to Ticker 25 SetTicker(25, FileName()) See also: SetUserLabel(), Message()

SetTimer

Function SetTimer(TimerNum As Integer) This function clears the specified timer. Mach3 provides 25 timers, numbered 0 to 24, which can be used for timing in CB scripts. To time an event, first clear the timer using SetTimer(), then use GetTimer() to read the timer. Note that this function works only with the parallel port driver, and support for this function may be removed without notice in a future release. Arguments: TimerNum is an Integer timer number, which must be between 0 and 24. Return Value: None Example:

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? Clear timer 15 SetTimer(15) ? Wait for OEM Trigger 10 to go active While IsActive(OEMTRIG10) = False Then Sleep 10 Wend ? See how long it took Message “OEMTRIG10 active after “ & GetTimer(15) & “ seconds” See also: GetTimer()

SetToolDesc

Function SetToolDesc(ToolNum As Integer, TDesc As String) This function set the text description of a tool in internal Mach the tool table. Arguments: ToolNum is an Integer tool number, from 0 to 254. TDesc is a string with the description of the tool. Return Value: True: description was set for the tool False: An error occurred attempting to set the tool description. Example: ? Show user the current tool description Dim TNum as Integer Dim TDesc as string TNum = 1 ? want to set description for tool # 1 TDesc = “1/4 135 degree split point drill” If SetToolDescription(TNum, TDesc) then Message “Tool description was set” Else Message “Error setting Tool description” End if

See also: GetToolDesc(), GetToolParam(), SetToolParam(), First Mach3 version with API:

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This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.42.30.

SetToolParam

Sub SetToolParam(ToolNum As Integer, ParamNum As Integer, ParamVal As Double) This function allows any tool parameter for any tool to be set. ToolNum is the number of the tool whose parameters are being set, and can be from 1 to 255. ParamNum is a parameter number, defined as follows: For Mach3Mill: 1 = Diameter 2 = Z Offset 3 = X Wear 4 = Z Wear For Mach3Turn: 1 = Tip Type 2 = Tool Radius 3 = X Offset 4 = Z Offset 5 = X Wear 6 = Z Wear 7 = Turret Angle Arguments: ToolNum is an Integer tool number, and must be between 1 and 255. ParamNum is an Integer parameter number, defined as described above. Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants DiameterParam = 1 ZoffsetParam = 2 XwearParam = 3 ZwearParam = 4 ? Define tool #23 SetToolParam(23, DiameterParam, 0.2500) ? Set tool diameter = 1/4” SetToolParam(23, ZoffsetParam, 1.2500) ? Set length offset = 1.25” SetToolParam(23, XwearParam, 0.0005) ? Set X wear = 0.0005”

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SetToolParam(23, ZwearParam, 0.0013) 0.0013” See also: GetToolParam(), GetToolDesc()

? Set Z wear =

SetToolX

Function SetToolX(Pos As Double) This function sets the X axis DRO to the value given by Pos, then displays the message “Work Offset Shifted” on the status line. Note that with the exception of this message, SetToolX() is functionally identical to using SetOEMDRO to modify the X axis DRO value directly. Arguments: Pos is the Double position to which the X axis DRO will be set. Return Value: None Example: ? Prompt the user to zero the X axis Message “Move X axis to zero position. ready…” ? Zero the X axis DRO SetToolX(0.0000) See also: SetToolZ()

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SetToolZ

Function SetToolZ(Pos As Double) This function sets the Z axis DRO to the value given by Pos, then displays the message “Work Offset Shifted” on the status line. Note that with the exception of this message, SetToolZ() is functionally identical to using SetOEMDRO to modify the Z axis DRO value directly. Arguments: Pos is the Double position to which the Z axis DRO will be set. Return Value: None Example:

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? Prompt the user to zero the Z axis Message “Move Z axis to zero position. ready…” ? Zero the Z axis DRO SetToolZ(0.0000) See also: SetToolX()

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SetTriggerMacro

Sub SetTriggerMacro(MacroNum As Integer) This function allows an M-macro to be associated with OEM code 301. This can be used to cause one of the OEM Trigger signals to automatically run a macro when asserted. To do this, the OEM Trigger signal must first be configured in Config->Ports&Pins>InputSignals. Then the OEM Trigger must be associated with OEM code 301 in Config->SystemHotKeys. Finally, SetTriggerMacro must be used to define which Mmacro will be executed when OEM button code 301 is executed. Arguments: MacroNum is the number of the M-macro to be run when OEM button code 301 is executed. Return Value: None Example: ? Assume OEMTRIGGER5 is assigned to OEM code 301 ? Assign the M1025 macro to OEM Code 301 SetTriggerMacro(1025) ? Now, when OEMTRIGGER5 is driven to its active level, M1025.m1s will be executed See also:

SetUserDRO

Sub SetUserDRO(DRONum As Integer, DROVal As Double) This function sets the value of User DRO DRONum to DROVal. Arguments:

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DRONum is the Integer User DRO number to be set. Valid User DRO numbers range from 1000-2254. DROVal is the Double value to which the User DRO will be set Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants MyWidgetDRO = 1125 ? Set MyWidgetDRO to 1.234 SetUserDRO(MyWidgetDRO, 1.234) … ? Get current value of MyWidgetDRO MyDROVal = GetUserDRO(MyWidgetDRO) See also: GetUserDRO(), SetOEMDRO(), GetOEMDRO()

SetUserLabel

Sub SetUserLabel(LabelNum As Integer, LabelText As String) This function allows the user to change an on-screen “User” labels from CB, rather than by using a screen set editor. “User” labels are those that are created in the screen designer with the default text containing the String “UserLabel” followed by one or more digits. Arguments: LabelNum is the numeric portion of the user label default text. LabelNum must be between 0 and 255. LabelText is the text to be placed into the label. Return Value: None Example: ? Change the text in UserLabel25 SetUserLabel(25, “This is Label 25”) … ? Retrieve the text from UserLabel25 LabelText = GetUserLabel(25) See also:

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SetUserLED

Sub SetUserLED(LEDNum As Integer, State As Integer) This function allows the state of a User LED to be set or cleared. User LEDs are numbered from Arguments: LEDNum is the User LED to be set, and must be in the range of 1000 to 2254 State is the new state of the User LED. 0 indicates the LED is off (unlit), 1 indicates the LED is on (lit). Return Value: None Example: ? Define some constants FluxCapacitorControl = OUTPUT1 ? Output that controls the flux capacitor FluxCapacitorLED = 1234 ? LED that indicates flux capacitor is active ? Turn on the Flux capacitor ActivateSignal(FluxCapacitorControl) ? Turn on the Flux Capacitor LED for the operator SetUserLED(FluxCapacitorLED, 1) … ? Is the Flux Capacitor on? FluxCapacitorOn = GetUserLED(FluxCapacitorLED) See also: GetUserLED(), SetOEMLED(), GetOEMLED()

SetVar

Sub SetVar(VarNum As Integer, Val As Double) This function sets the Mach variable specified by VarNum to the value given by Val. Mach variables are accessible both to CB scripts, using the SetVar() and GetVar() functions, as well as G-code programs, using the #nnnn syntax. Arguments: VarNum is Integer the number of the Mach variable to be set. Val is the Double value to which the variable will be set Return Value: None

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Example: ? Set a variable 1234 to our target position of 2.3456 SetVar(1234, 2.3456) ? Now move X to our target position Code “G0 X #1234” See also: GetVar()

SingleVerify

Sub SingleVerify(Axis As Integer) This function performs a position verify on a single axis by homing that axis, and, once homed, zeroing the work offset, then returning to the initial offset. This is commonly used at the beginning of a program to ensure the fixture offset is set properly, or after a crash to restore the correct work offset. Arguments: Axis in an Integer value that specifies the first axis to verify. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Return Value: None Example: Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Verify Z axis work offset is properly set SingleVerify(Zaxis) See also: SingleVerifyReport(), VerifyAxis(), RefCombination()

SingleVerifyReport

Function SingleVerifyReport(Axis As Integer) This function performs a position verify on a single axis by homing that axis, and, once homed, zeroing the work offset, then returning to the initial offset. When complete, a message is displayed showing how far each axis was offset from its correct home position. This function is identical to the SingleVerify function except for this message

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display. This is commonly used at the beginning of a program to ensure the fixture offset is set properly, or after a crash to restore the correct work offset. Arguments: Axis in an Integer value that specifies the first axis to verify. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, 3=A, etc. Return Value: None Example: Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Zaxis = 2 ? Verify Z axis work offset is properly set, and report error, if any SingleVerifyReport(Zaxis) See also: SingleVerifyReport(), VerifyAxis(), RefCombination()

Sleep

Sub Sleep(Time As Integer) This function causes the CB program to pause for the specified period of time, in mSec. During this time, other processes can have access to the CPU. A Sleep() call should always be inserted in any loop which might remain active for any period of time, for example the While loop used to wait for a move command to complete. Arguments: Time, an Integer value expressing the sleep time in milliseconds. Return Value: None Example: ? Move to zero position Code “G0 X0.000 Y0.000” ? Wait for move to complete While IsMoving() ? Let other processes have CPU while we wait Sleep 100 Wend See also:

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Speak

Sub Speak(TextToSpeak As String) This function uses speech synthesis to “speak” the String argument. Note that your PC must have a working audio system, and speech must first be enabled by checking the “Allow Speech” checkbox in Config->GeneralConfig->GeneralConfiguration. Arguments: TextToSpeak is a String to be spoken Return Value: None Example: ? Tell the user to load the next work piece Speak(“Please load next work piece. Hit CycleStart When Ready”) Code “M00” See also:

StartPeriodicScript

Function StartPeriodicScript(ByVal ScriptQFN as String, ByVal UpdatePeriod as Double) as Integer This function causes Mach to start a script that will be invoked with the specified periodicity. Arguments: ScriptQFN: the string of the Qualified File Name (QFN) for the script to be run. The qualified path name is relative to the Mach install directory. The QFN does not include the script extension. Mach will look first for ScriptQFN.mcc and if not found, then ScriptQFN.m1s. If the QFN is the name of a script already started by a previous call to StartPeriodicScript(), an error condition is returned. Mach does not support multiple periodic instances of a single script. UpdatePeriod: The length of the time period between runs of the script. The time units are seconds. The minimum value is 5ms, any value less than 5ms will be ignored and the minimum value of 5ms will be used for the UpdatePeriod.

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It is recommended that periodic scripts be run with the longest UpdatePeriod appropriate for the script?s task. This will help minimize the load on the machine from multiple periodic scripts. Return Value: 0 = requested function was performed successfully (script is now running). < 0 = error, requested function was not successful (script is not running). Error Return Values: <tbd> Example: ? Initialize a script that runs the way oiler every 30 minutes If StartPeriodicScript(“OilerScript”, 30*60*1000) then Msgbox “Oiler periodic script is running” Else Msgbox “Oiler script was not started” End If See also: IsPeriodicScriptRunning, StopPeriodicScript First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06. It was defined as a Boolean function with Return Value: True = requested function was performed successfully (script is now running). False = error, requested function was not successful (script is not running). This API was revised in Mach3 version 3.43.19 to be an Integer function.

StartTHC

Sub StartTHC() This function turns on torch height control. It is functionally identical to THCOn(). Arguments: None Return Value:

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None Example: StartTHC()? Turn on torch height control … ? Do some cutting here EndTHC() ? Turn off torch height control See also: THCOn(), THCOff(), EndTHC(), ZeroTHC(), ResetTHC()

StopPeriodicScript

Function StopPeriodicScript(ByVal ScriptQFN as String) as Integer This function is used to stop a previously started periodic script. A periodic script only stops at the end of one of the script?s UpdatePeriod time quanta (as set by StartPeriodicScript) cycles. For example if a script is running with a 5 minute UpdatePeriod, and the stop request is issued 2 minutes into the cycle, the script will not stop until the current 5 minute cycle expires. Arguments: ScriptQFN: the string of the Qualified File Name (QFN) for the script to be stopped. The QFN is relative to the Mach install directory. The QFN passed must be identical to the QFN used to start the periodic script. Attempts to stop a script that has not been started by StartPeriodicScript are ignored (this is not an error condition as the script is “stopped” upon return from the call). Return Value: 0 = requested function was performed successfully (script is now running). < 0 = error, requested function was not successful (script is not running). Error Values: <tbd> Example: ? Stop a the running way oiler script If StopPeriodicScript(“OilerScript”) then Msgbox “Oiler periodic script has been stopped” Else Msgbox “Error, Oiler script was not stopped, check the QFN passed.” End If

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See also: IsPeriodicScriptRunning, StartPeriodicScript, First Mach3 version with API: This API was first implemented in Mach3 version 3.43.06. It was defined as a Boolean function with Return Value: True = requested function was performed successfully (script is now running). False = error, requested function was not successful (script is not running). This API was revised in Mach3 version 3.43.19 to be an Integer function.

StraightFeed

Sub StraightFeed(X As Double, Y As Double, Z As Double, A As Double, B As Double, C As Double) This function performs a feed rate move to the specified position. Note that all axis positions must be specified. This is exactly equivalent to Code “G1 Xn.nnn Yn.nnn Zn.nnn An.nnn Bn.nnn Cn.nnn”. Arguments: X is a Double specifying the target position for the X axis Y is a Double specifying the target position for the Y axis Z is a Double specifying the target position for the Z axis A is a Double specifying the target position for the A axis B is a Double specifying the target position for the B axis C is a Double specifying the target position for the C axis Return Value: None Example: ? Send all axes to zero position at current feed rate StraightTraverse(0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000) See also: StraightTraverse(), Code()

StraightTraverse

Sub StraightTraverse(X As Double, Y As Double, Z As Double, A As Double, B As Double, C As Double)

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This function performs a rapid move to the specified position. Note that all axis positions must be specified. This is exactly equivalent to Code “G0 Xn.nnn Yn.nnn Zn.nnn An.nnn Bn.nnn Cn.nnn”. Arguments: X is a Double specifying the target position for the X axis Y is a Double specifying the target position for the Y axis Z is a Double specifying the target position for the Z axis A is a Double specifying the target position for the A axis B is a Double specifying the target position for the B axis C is a Double specifying the target position for the C axis Return Value: None Example: ? Send all axes to zero position StraightTraverse(0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000) See also: StraightFeed(), Code()

SwapAxis

Sub SwapAxis(FirstAxis As Integer, SecondAxis As Integer) This function swaps the STEP and DIR pins for the two specified axes. This has precisely the same effect as changing the pin settings in Config->Ports&Pins. Note that no other axis parameters or settings are changed. If the two specified axes have different acceleration and velocity settings, unreliable operation will likely result. Note also that if you exit Mach3 while the swap is in effect, the swapped pins will be written to the XML configuration file, and the swap will still be in effect the next time you start Mach3. It is illegal to perform two consecutive swaps, without first executing a ResetAxisSwap(). Doing so will likely result in incorrect operation. Arguments: FirstAxis in an Integer value that specifies the first axis to swap. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, etc. SecondAxis in an Integer value that specifies the second axis to swap. 0=X, 1=Y, 2=Z, etc. Return Value: None

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Example: Xaxis = 0 Yaxis = 1 Code “G0 X0 Y0” ? Cut a 45 degree diagonal line from lower right to upper left Code “G1 X-1 Y1” Code “G0 X0 Y0” ? Now swap X and Y axes SwapAxis(Xaxis, Yaxis) ? Cut a 45 degree diagonal line from upper left to lower right Code “G1 X-1 Y1” Code “G0 X0 Y0” See also: ResetAxisSwap()

SystemWaitFor

Sub SystemWaitFor(Signal As Integer) This function it is used to tell Mach that a macro script is ending, and that any further GCode execution should wait for the Signal to go active. If used, this function should always be the last line in a macro and it should never be used within a loop. Arguments: SignalID must be one of the pre-defined Mach3 CB output signal constants (see CB Constants), or other value or expression that evaluates to one of those values. Return Value: None Example: See also:

THCOff

Sub THCOff() This function turns off the torch height control.

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Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Turn off THC THCOff() See also: THCOn(), ZeroTHC()

THCOn

Sub THCOn() This function turns on the torch height control. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Turn on THC THCOn() See also: THCOff(), ZeroTHC()

ToggleScreens

Sub ToggleScreens() This function toggles the active screen set between the “complex” and “simple” (.set and .sset) screen sets of the same base name. For example, if the current screen set is the default “1024.set”, this function will load the “1024.sset” screen set, and vice-versa. This function can be used to toggle between any two screen sets by simply giving both the same base filename, and giving one the .set extension, and the other the .sset extension. Arguments: None

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Return Value: None Example: ? Toggle to simple screen set ToggleScreens() ? Wait 5 seconds Sleep 5000 ? Toggle back to complex screen set ToggleScreens() See also:

ToolLengthOffset

Function ToolLengthOffset() As Double This function returns the tool length offset for the current tool. Arguments: None Return Value: Tool length offset for current tool, as a Double Example: ? Get the current tool length offset LengthOffset = ToolLengthOffset ? Tell the user Message “Tool length offset = “ & LengthOffset See also: GetCurrentTool(), SetCurrentTool(), GetSelectedTool(), GetToolParam(), SetToolParam(), SetToolX(), SetToolZ(), GetToolDesc()

VerifyAxis

Sub VerifyAxis(Silent As Boolean) This function verifies the positions of all axes by performing a home operation on all axes simultaneously, then moving all axes to position 0.0000 of the current fixture. If Safe_Z is enabled, a move to Safe_Z will be performed first. If the Silent argument is True, then upon completion, a message is displayed on the status line showing the offset errors of all axes from their home position. This function I used to ensure that no

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position loss has occurred, and/or to correct any position loss that may have occurred since the previous home or verify operation. Arguments: Silent is a Boolean value that, if true, causes a message to be displayed on completion of the verify indicating the offsets, if any, of each axis from its correct position. Return Value: None. All axes machine zeroes are reset to their correct position, and all axes are moved to position 0.0000 of the current fixture. Example: ? Make sure all axes are in correct position VerifyAxis() ? Load the G-code file LoadFile(“MyGCodeFile.nc”) ? Wait for Load to Complete While IsLoading() Sleep 100 Wend ? Run the File DoOEMButton(CycleStartButton) ? Wait for it to complete While (GetOEMLED(StartLED)) Sleep 100 Wend See also: SingleVerify(), SingleVerifyReport(), RefCombination()

ZeroTHC

Sub ZeroTHC() This function zeroes the torch height correction factor. Arguments: None Return Value: None Example: ? Zero THC correction ZeroTHC()

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Legacy Functions Grouped By Function
Digitizing
CloseDigFile – Close digitization points file OpenDigFile – Open digitization points file

G-Code & G-code Files

Code – Execute a line of G-code FileName – Get current G-code filename GetVar – Get a G-code Var value IsLoading – Get current G-code file loading status LoadFile – Load a G-code file LoadRun – Load and run a G-code file MaxX – Get maximum X extent for current G-code file MaxY – Get maximum Y extent for current G-code file MinX – Get minimum X extent for current G-code file MinY – Get minimum Y extent for current G-code file Param1 – Get M-macro P parameter value Param2 – Get M-macro Q parameter value Param3 – Get M-macro Q parameter value RunFile – Run currently loaded G-code file SetVar – Set a G-code Var value

Lathe-only Functions

GetTurretAng – Get current tool turret angle IsDiameter – Get current diameter/radius mode status

Mach3 Configuration & Status
GetIJMode – Get current IJ mode GetMainFolder – Get Mach3 main folder path GetParam – Get a Mach3 named parameter value GetScale – Get current scale factor for an axis GetTimer – Get a timer value

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HelpAbout – Get current CB version QueueDepth – Get current Mach3 trajectory queue depth ResetAxisSwap – Un-swap swapped axes RetractMode – Get current peck cycle retract mode SetFormula – Set a new axis formula SetIJMode – Set IJ mode SetParam – Set a Mach3 names parameter SetScale – Set a new axis scale factor SetTimer – Reset a timer SwapAxis – Swap axis outputs

Referencing, Verifying & Zeroing Axes
GetABSPosition – Get machine position for an axis RefCombination – Reference any combination of axes SetMachZero – Set machine zero to current position SingleVerify – Verify position of a single axis SingleVerifyReport – Verify position of a single axis, and report if error VerifyAxis – Verify position of a single axis

SafeZ
GetSafeZ – Get current SafeZ height GotoSafeZ – Go to current SafeZ height IsSafeZ – Find out if machine is currently at or above SafeZ height SetSafeZ – Set SafeZ height

Wizards& Plugins
LoadWizard – Load a wizard by name NotifyPlugins – Send a notification to all plugins SaveWizard – Save current wizard settings

Machine Status & Control

IsEstop – Find out if Mach3 is currently in E-Stop CoupleSlave – Couple slave axis to its master for referencing

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Motion Control
FeedRate – Get current feed rate JogOff – Disable jogging for a single axis JogOn – Jog a single axis in a specified direction SetFeedRate – Set a new feed rate StraightFeed – Perform a feed rate move StraightTraverse – Perform a rapid move IsMoving – Find out if machine is currently moving IsStopped – Find out if machine is currently stopped

Spindle Control
DoSpinCCW – Turn spindle on CCW DoSpinCW – Turn spindle on CW DoSpinStop – Turn spindle off GetRPM – Get current spindle RPM SetPulley – Set a new spindle pulley SetSpinSpeed – Set a new spindle speed

Tool Parameters and Tool Changes
GetCurrentTool – Get currently loaded tool GetSelectedTool – Get newly selected tool GetToolChangeStart – Get axis positions at start of tool change GetToolDesc – Get the tool descriptor for the specified tool number GetToolParam – Get value of a named tool parameter for the specified tool number SetCurrentTool – Set the current tool to the specified value SetToolParam – Set value of a named tool parameter for the specified tool number SetToolX – Set the X axis offset SetToolZ – Set the Z axis offset ToolLengthOffset – Set the Z offset for the current tool

Torch Height Control
EndTHC – Turn off THC

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ResetTHC – Reset THC StartTHC – Start THC THCOff – Turn off THC THCOn – Turn on THC ZeroTHC – Zero THC

Screen sets

DoMenu – Invoke a menu function DoOEMButton – Invoke an OEM Button function GetDRO – Get current value for specified DRO GetDROString – Get current value for specified DRO as a String GetLED – Get current state of specified OEM LED GetOEMDRO – Get current value for specified OEM DRO GetOEMLED – Get current state specified OEM LED GetPage – Get current screen set page number GetUserDRO – Get current value of specified User DRO GetUserLabel – Get current value of specified User Label GetUserLED – Get current state of specified User LED LoadStandardLayout – Load default screen set Message – Display a message on the Error SmartLabel SetButtonText – Change the label text on the currently active button SetDRO – Set the value of the specified OEM DRO SetOEMDRO – Set the value of the specified OEM DRO SetPage – Select a new screen set page by number SetTicker – Set the value of a Ticker SmartLabel SetUserDRO – Set the value of the specified User DRO SetUserLabel – Set the value of the specified UserLabel SmartLabel SetUserLED – Set the state of the specified User LED ToggleScreens – Toggle between “complex”/.set and “simple”/.sset screen sets

User Dialogs
AskTextQuestion – Ask the user a question and get a String response

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GetACoor – Get A coordinate given by last GetCoord() call GetCoord – Get axis coordinates from user GetXCoor – Get X coordinate given by last GetCoord() call GetYCoor – Get Y coordinate given by last GetCoord() call GetZCoor – Get Z coordinate given by last GetCoord() call MachMsg – Display a dialog with one or more buttons on it Question – As the user a question, and get a numeric response

Signals and Port I/O

ActivateSignal – Activate/Assert an output signal DeactivateSignal – Deactivate/Deassert an output signal GetPortByte – Read a byte from an I/O port IsActive – Find out if the specified named input signal is in its active state IsOutputActive – Find out if the specified named output signal is in its active state IsSuchSignal – Find out if the specified named signal is defined PutPortByte – Write a byte to an I/O port SetTriggerMacro – Associate an M-macro with OEM code 301 SystemWaitFor – Pause script execution until specified named input signal is asserted

Teach Files

AppendTeachFile – Open a Teach file for append CloseTeachFile – Close currently open Teach file LoadTeachFile – Load current Teach file for execution OpenTeachFile – Open a new Teach file for writing

Miscellaneous

nFmt – Round a Double value to a specified number of decimal places PlayWave – Play a .WAV file Random – Get a pseudo-random number Roun – Round a Double value to four decimal places Sleep – Pause script execution for specified length of time

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Speak – Use voice synthesis to “speak” a String

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Modbus Functions Grouped Alphabetically
GetInBit
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: A See also:

GetInput
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: A See also:

ResetOutBit
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A

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Example: A See also:

SetHomannString

Sub SetHomannString(Col As Integer, Row As Integer, Text As String) This function writes the Text string to the LCD display on ModIO slave. Row and Col specify the row and column position of the first character of the string. This function is exactly equivalent to the SetModIOString function with a SlaveID of 1. Arguments: Slave is the ModBus Slave ID of the device whose LCD the string is written to Col is the 0-based column to which the first character of the Text will be written. Col must be an even number (multiple of 2). Row is the 0-based row this which the Text will be written Text is the String to be written to the LCD Return Value: None Example: ? Write “Hello, world!” to the second line of the 2x16 LCD on Modbus Slave 2 SetModIOString(2, 0, 1, “Hello, world!”) See also: FillFromCoil(), FillFromHolding(), FillFromInput(), FillFromStatus(), GetModWord(), ModGetInputWord(), SetModIOString(), SetModOutput(), SetModPlugString(), ResetOutBit(), GetInBit(), GetInput(), SetOutBit(), SetOutput(), WaitForPoll(),SetModIOString()

SetModIOString

Sub SetModIOString(SlaveID As Integer, Col As Integer, Row As Integer, Text As String) This function writes the Text string to the ModIO devices LCD display. Row and Col specify the row and column position of the first character of the string. Arguments: Slave is the ModBus Slave ID of the device whose LCD the string is written to Col is the 0-based column to which the first character of the Text will be written. Col must be an even number (multiple of 2). Row is the 0-based row this which the Text will be written

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Text is the String to be written to the LCD Return Value: None Example: ? Write “Hello, world!” to the second line of the 2x16 LCD on Modbus Slave 2 SetModIOString(2, 0, 1, “Hello, world!”) See also: FillFromCoil(), FillFromHolding(), FillFromInput(), FillFromStatus(), GetModWord(), ModGetInputWord(), SetModIOString(), SetModOutput(), SetModPlugString(), ResetOutBit(), GetInBit(), GetInput(), SetOutBit(), SetOutput(), WaitForPoll(),SetHomannString()

SetModOutput
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: A See also:

SetOutBit
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: A See also:

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WaitForPoll – Unreliable….
Function This function Arguments: F Return Value: A Example: A See also:

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Serial Output Functions Grouped Alphabetically
There are a number of serial functions in the v3 code-base, some previously documented, some not. However, testing indicates the following is the only function that actually works. Serial input is not supported in Mach3 v3.

SendSerial

Sub SendSerial(Data As String) This function send the String Data to the serial port specified in the Config>GeneralConfig serial port configuration. This provides transmit-only capability, at any supported BAUD rate. Arguments: String message to be sent to configured serial device Return Value: None Example: ? Send “Hello, world!” to serial device SendSerial(“Hello, world!” & chr(10) & char(13)) See also:

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Script Pre-processing Functionality
Starting with Mach3 v3 version 3.43.06, Mach provides some pre-processing capability.

#Expand

Text from external files can be included and expanded inline using the #Expand facility. The syntax is: <white space> --- <expand keyword> --- <white space> ---------- <angle bracket path spec> -------------| | --- <Quoted path spec> --------Examples: #expand <path-spec> #expand "path-spec" <white space> = any number of spaces or tabs <expand keyword> = #expand - the word “Expand” can be any combination of upper or lower case letters. <angle bracket path spec> = <path-spec> <Quoted path spec> = “path-spec” The path-spec is a filename optionally preceded by a directory specification. The filename must name an existing file. path-spec is a relative path and filename, hence it does not start with a leading “\”. Both syntax forms cause replacement of the #expand directive by the entire contents of the specified include file. The difference between the two forms is where the preprocessor searches for expand files and the inclusion (or not) of the .m1s extension in the path spec. Syntax Form Anglebracket form Action This form instructs the preprocessor to search for the expand file in a location dependant on the current runtime environment. The rules are:

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1) if a wizard is NOT loaded (I.e. a regular screen set is loaded, the preprocessor will look for the path-spec in <Mach install dir>\ScreenSetMacros\<ActiveScreenSetName.set>\ 2) if a wizard is loaded, the preprocessor will look for the path-spec in <Mach install dir>\AddOns\<LoadedWizardName>\ For the Angle-bracket form, the extension is not included in the path-spec, and the pre-processor will only look for a corresponding .m1s file. This form is recommended for normal Mach screen set and wizard scripts.

This form instructs the preprocessor that the path-spec is a partially qualified File name and that the preprocessor should simply use the entire QFN as found in the #expand directive line. The QFN is assumed to be relative to the <Mach install dir>. Quoted form As this is a QFN, it must also include the extension of the file to expand. (the extension is not restricted to .m1s, the preprocessor simply opens the specified FQFN). This for is recommended for user scripts which are not part of a screen set or wizard.

The primary intent of this facility is to enable script authors to keep script sources in one file and be able to reuse the source in multiple scripts. For example many people prefer to define names for Mach?s magic DRO and LED numbers. This is a trivial example which uses this idea: Macro script: Option Explicit #expand <MachConstants> MsgBox "Mach's X DRO is # " & MachXDRONum

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Exit Sub

' return to Mach

Where MachConstants.m1s contains: Const MachXDroNum = 800 The Mach #expand processing is recursive, so that you can include a file which in turns includes a file etc. The mach3 script editor has been enhanced to deal with script expansions.

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Screen Set Initialization and Clean up

As of Mach version 3.32.41 Mach now will run a macro on screen set load and on screen set unload. The macros must be in <mach3installdir>\ScreenSetMacros\<active screen set name with extension>\ For a screen set called MachStdMill, this would be: C:\Mach3\ScreenSetMacros\MachStdMill.set\ The macro names Mach looks for within the dir are: ScreenSetLoad ScreenSetUnload ScreenSetLoad is run by Mach before the screen set is loaded. ScreenSetUnload is run by Mach when the screen set is unloaded. Either .m1s (interpreted) or .mcc (compiled) macros may be used. If the Screen Set directory or macros are not present, no error is thrown by Mach. This gives backwards compatibility with prior Mach versions and screen sets. ScreenSetLoad has a couple of special characteristics: 1) If the LoadStandardLayout API is called by ScreenSetLoad, LoadStandardLayout will not invoke another instance of ScreenSetLoad (preventing a loop scenario). 2) ScreenSetLoad is run in a separate thread from the main Mach3 thread.

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Brain Auto Initialization

While this is not strictly an Mach script language API, it is mentioned here as a compliment to the Screen Set initialization and clean up facilities. Prior to Mach version 3.43.00, Mach looked in <Mach install dir>\Brains for installed brains. If a brain was enabled, it was loaded when Mach initialized. This still happens with Mach version 3.43.00+. As of Mach version 3.43.0, Mach can auto load Brains each time Mach is started. Mach now also looks in <Mach install dir>\Brains\AutoLoad\ and any brains found there are automatically loaded, enabled, and run as part of Mach in initialization. This provides a way for a screen set or wizard add‐on to install a brain on disk and have it loaded when Mach initializes, without the need for the user to manually use the Mach menu to enable and load the brain.

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OEM Series Button, DRO and LED numbers
As Mach3 developed, functions were added. Unfortunately documentation of the corresponding function numbers did not stay current. The following tables were complied by several volunteers and represent the collectively known published OEM numbers as of the revision date of this manual. The list is not perfect and there may be errors contained within it.

OEM Button numbers
Type OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

New Function Description Screen 1 Screen 2 Screen 3 Screen 4 Screen 5 Screen 6 Screen 7 Screen 8…98 Screen 99 Jog Increment Increment Jog Increment Decrement Reset Interp Jog Enable Off/On Toggle Safe Z Height Go To Home/Reference All Z Then X,Y,A,B,C Set Coords Units Inch/MM Multi-function DROs Machine/Work Toggle 1 Feed Rate Override Increment (percentage) Feed Rate Override Decrement (percentage) Spindle CW Off/On Toggle Jog Slow Increment Jog Slow Decrement Coolant Flood Off/On Toggle Coolant Mist Off/On Toggle G-code Edit Rotational axis Diameter A Zero A

Mach3 V3 # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8…98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Rotational axis Diameter B Zero B Rotational axis Diameter C Zero C Soft limits On/Off Toggle Tool Z Zero Tool Table Open Work Table Open Torch Height Correction Enable Off/On Toggle Torch Calibration Zero Encoder Load From X Encoder Load To X Encoder Load From Y Encoder Load To Y Encoder Load From Z Encoder Load To Z Mill/Turn Tool Path Off/On Toggle Encoder 1 Zero X Encoder 2 Zero Y Encoder 3 Zero Z Tool Fixture Go Home (G28) Part X Zero Part Y Zero Part Z Zero Part A Zero Part B Zero Part C Zero Tool X Touch Tool Z Zero Joystick Throttle Tool Touch Correction Enable Off/On Toggle Homing/Limits Auto Over Ride Limit/Home Switches Homing/Limit Switch Over Ride (Manual) SS on Act4 Off/On Toggle Reserved Reserved Reserved Units Per Minute/Rev. Toggle

117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Set Next Line Tool Path Jog Follow Joystick On Joystick Off Tool Path Regen Display Work X-Z Zero (turn) Coordinate Mode Abs./Incremental. Spindle Speed Override Increment by (percentage) Spindle Speed Override Decrement by (percentage) Laser Trigger Enable Off/On Toggle Laser Grid Zero Z Limiting Off/On Toggle Z Tool Change Ignore Off/On Toggle G-Code Close current File G-Code Re-load Last File Jog increment Selection Cycle Clear error Label Spindle CCW Off/On Toggle MPG Parallel Port Encoder 3 Jog Off/On Toggle MPG 1 Cycle Axis Controlled Block Delete Optional Stop Off/On Toggle Inhibit All Off/On Toggle Multi-function DROs Machine Coordinates Displayed Multi-function DROs Work + G 92 Multi-function DROs Work Spindle ??? (Override cancel)Actual Off/On Toggle Home/Reference X Then Z (turn) MPG 1 Jogs X MPG 1 Jogs Y MPG 1 Jogs Z MPG 1 Jogs A MPG 1 Jogs B MPG 1 Jogs C Jog Increment Selection 1 Jog Increment Selection 2

156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Jog Increment Selection 3 Jog Increment Selection 4 Jog Increment Selection 5 Jog Increment Selection 6 Jog Increment Selection 7 Jog Increment Selection 8 Jog Increment Selection 9 Jog Increment Selection 10 Joystick Feed Rate Override Off Joystick Feed Rate Override Jog Joystick Feed Rate Override Feed Jog Mode Continuous 1 Jog Mode Incremental 1 Joystick On Joystick Off Tool Z Clear (turn) Tool X Clear (turn) Tool Touch Stock Correction Set to Zero Home/Reference X and Z (turn) Home/Reference X (turn) Home/Reference Z (turn) G-Code Show Recent Files Display History G-code Load Tool Post Front/Rear Toggle Z Limiting ON Z Z Limiting Off Z Port Bit-Test Torch Height Correction Off/On Toggle Torch Height Correction Off Torch Height Correction ON Coolant Flood ON Coolant Flood Off Coolant Mist ON Coolant Mist Off Teach File Load Tool Path in Machine/Work Toggle Wizard Display Selection Window Wizard is done Load normal screen

193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Screen Simple/Complex Toggle Output 4 On Output 4 Off Output 5 On Output 5 Off Output 6 On Output 6 Off Set Help Context Home/Reference All Forced De-Reference Tangential Off/On Toggle G 59 Work Save Current XYZ to G 59.254 XYZ Coordinates Machine G 53 Do G0G53 G 59 Move to G59.254 with midpoint selection Jog Mode Continuous/Incremental/MPG Toggle Through Home/Reference All Forced CV Off/On Toggle CV OFF CV On Jog Inhibit X Off/On Toggle Jog Inhibit Y Off/On Toggle Jog Inhibit Z Off/On Toggle Jog Inhibit A Off/On Toggle Jog Inhibit B Off/On Toggle Jog Inhibit C Off/On Toggle Multi-function DROs Machine/Work Toggle 2 Inhibit All Off Inhibit All On Encoder Jog X Encoder Jog Y Encoder Jog Z Encoder Jog A Encoder Jog B Encoder Jog C Jog Increment Value 1 Jog Increment Value 2 Jog Increment Value 3 Jog Increment Value 4 Jog Increment Value 5 Jog Increment Value 6

232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Jog Increment Value 7 Jog Increment Value 8 Jog Increment Value 9 Jog Increment Value 10 Jog Mode Incremental 2 Jog Mode Continuous 2 Feed Rate Increment (units) Feed Rate Decrement (units) Reverse Run Wizard Switch to Last Used MPG 2 Cycle Axis Controlled MPG 2 Taper Mode Off/On Toggle MPG Dual Flag Off/On Toggle MPG Shuttle mode Off/On Toggle Pause Preparation Moves Pause (remember state) Feed Rate Rapid Override On/Off Toggle Dwell Crop current now Set Formulas MPG Push To Stop Jog X MPG Push To Stop Jog Y MPG Push To Stop Jog Z MPG Push To Stop Jog A MPG Push To Stop Jog B MPG Push To Stop Jog C Motor Screw Mapping Dwell Unconditional crop any now Reserved Feed Rate Alternative Bypass Off/On Toggle Tool Post Front/Rear Toggle Code for OEMTriggers runs the macro in SetTriggerMacro 301 MPG Steps Multiple/Single/Step Velocity/Velocity Only Toggle MPG Velocity Only MPG Step/Velocity MPG Steps Single MPG Steps Multiple Jog Push To Jog X Positive Jog Push To Jog X Negative

271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308

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OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button OEM Button

Jog Push To Jog Y Positive Jog Push To Jog Y Negative Jog Push To Jog Z Positive Jog Push To Jog Z Negative Jog Push To Jog A Positive Jog Push To Jog A Negative MPG Calibrate Tool Table Save Work Table Save Tool Path Mouse Drag Zooms Off/On Toggle Tool Path Mouse Drag Pans Off/On Toggle Wizard Display Selection Dialog Wizard Run Newfangled Emergency bailout Screen Visibility of Screen 50 Off/On Toggle Tool X Touch (turn) Torch Volts Controlled by Spindle Step Line Off/On Toggle Tool Z Touch (turn) MPG Jog Mode unknown Jog Push To Jog B Positive Jog Push To Jog B Negative Jog Push To Jog C Positive Jog Push To Jog C Negative Multi-function DROs Distance To Go Jog Push To Jog X Stop Jog Push To Jog Y Stop Jog Push To Jog Z Stop Jog Push To Jog A Stop Jog Push To Jog B Stop Jog Push To Jog C Stop Soft limits Set Temporary Minimum Soft limits Set Temporary Maximum Reserved 343-346 Screen Menu Bar Turn Off Screen Menu Bar Turn On Spindle Speed Requested Increment by (value) Spindle Speed Requested Decrement by (value) Jog Together X & A ++

309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 347 348 349 350 351 352

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Jog Together X & A – Jog Together Y & B ++ Jog Together Y & B – Start Pause Feed Hold G-Code Rewind Stop Single Block Resume Teach File Edit Work Zero All Work X Zero Work Y Zero Work Z Zero Work A Zero Work B Zero Work C Zero Feed Rate Override Cancel Estimate Job Run From Here Work Go To Zeros Multi-function DROs System Verify Reset Home/Reference X Home/Reference Y Home/Reference Z Home/Reference A Home/Reference B Home/Reference C Joystick Off/On Toggle Soft limits On/Off Toggle Unknown Jog Push to Jog Until stopped

353 354 355 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031

OEM DRO numbers
Type OEM DRO

New Function Description Jog Increment Incremental Size

Mach3 V3 # 1

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OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO

Pulse Freq. Jog Slow Decrement/Increment by (percentage %) Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum X Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum Y Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum Z Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum A Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum B Tool Path In Work Coordinates Minimum C Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum X Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum Y Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum Z Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum A Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum B Tool Path In Work Coordinates Maximum C G 92 Reposition/Threading X G 92 Reposition/Threading Y G 92 Reposition/Threading Z G 92 Reposition/Threading A G 92 Reposition/Threading B G 92 Reposition/Threading C Queue Depth Scale Time Spindle Pulse Width Modulation Base Torch Height Correction Speed Torch Height Correction Speed (Current) Torch Height Correction Speed Maximum Processor CPU Load Encoder 1 Position X Encoder 2 Position Y Encoder 3 Position Z Tool Length Minus Wear Home Off Distance X Home Off Distance Y Home Off Distance Z Home Off Distance A Home Off Distance B Home Off Distance C Spindle Speed TRUE Worst Case Interrupt

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

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OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO

Tool X Tool Length Tool Diameter Tool Tip Radius Tool Touch Correction Fixture Number Part X Part Y Part Z Part A Part B Part C Processor CPU Speed Safe Z Height Z Feed Rate Overridden Spindle Pulley Spindle Pulley Maximum Speed Feed Velocity Per Revolution Scale X Scale Y Scale Z Scale A Scale B Scale C Torch Height Correction Speed Minimum Threading Entrance Angle Limits Entrance Points Maximum Rotational axis Time Error Threading Trigger Angle Time Correction Derivative ???Threading diagnostic??? Spindle Pulse Interrupts Per Rev. Spindle Pulse Count Spindle Adder Spindle Speed Override (percentage of requested) Stock Size Laser Grid Spacing X Laser Grid Spacing Y Repetitions

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78

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OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO

Safe Z Height Decrement Z Z Limiting Distance Z Port Bit-test Torch Height Correction Feed Rate Limit % Coordinates Machine ABS X Coordinates Machine ABS Y Coordinates Machine ABS Z Coordinates Machine ABS A Coordinates Machine ABS B Coordinates Machine ABS C CV Distance Tolerance Spindle Pulse Number Of Disc Slots G 73 Peck Drill Pull-off Distance Tangential Lift Angle Tangential Lift Level Z Reserved Reserved Reserved CV Rate (CV applied at this rate) Feed Rate Decrement/ Increment by (units) Spindle PWM Control Ratio Encoder 4 Position A MPG 1 Count MPG 2 Count MPG 3 Count Feed Rate Rapid Tool Diameter (current) Tool Tip Direction Tool Tip Nose Radius Tool Offset X (current) Tool Offset Z (current) Tool Wear X Tool Wear Z Tool Turret Angle MPG 1 Velocity MPG 2 Velocity MPG 3 Velocity MPG Taper Angle Spindle Speed as Constant Surface Speed

79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117

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OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO

Coordinate System Rotation Angle X/Y (G68) Laser Grid Spacing X/Y Jog Increments That Can be Buffered Spindle Pulley Minimum Speed Feed Rate Alternative Tool Post Between Front and Rear MPG 1 Velocity Current MPG 2 Velocity Current MPG Step Jog Feed Rate Encoder Error Encoder 1 X Encoder Error Encoder 2 Y Encoder Error Encoder 3 Z Processor Interrupt Handler Laser SLS Distance Look ahead Input Modbus 64 Input Modbus 65 Input Modbus 66 Input Modbus 67 Soft limit Maximum X Soft limit Maximum Y Soft limit Maximum Z Soft limit Maximum A Soft limit Maximum B Soft limit Maximum C Soft limit Minimum X Soft limit Minimum Y Soft limit Minimum Z Soft limit Minimum A Soft limit Minimum B Soft limit Minimum C Tool Post Distance From Front to Rear Encoder 1 Units Position Encoder 2 Units Position Encoder 3 Units Position Encoder 4 Units Position Part X Touch Tool Table X Radius/Diameter X Part Z Touch Tool Table Z Torch Pierce Delay

118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 133 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 170 171 172 173 175 176 177

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OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO OEM DRO

Work X Work Y Work Z Work A Work B Work C G 92/52 Control Point X G 92/52 Control Point Y G 92/52 Control Point Z G 92/52 Control Point A G 92/52 Control Point B G 92/52 Control Point C G 28 Home Location X G 28 Home Location Y G 28 Home Location Z G 28 Home Location A G 28 Home Location B G 28 Home Location C Multi-function DROs Distance To Go X Multi-function DROs Distance To Go Y Multi-function DROs Distance To Go Z Multi-function DROs Distance To Go A Multi-function DROs Distance To Go B Multi-function DROs Distance To Go C Spindle Speed Overridden (DRO 817 * DRO 74) Spindle Pulley Reversed Direction Tool X (current) (turn) Encoder Reading Corrected by Offsets X Encoder Reading Corrected by Offsets Y Encoder Reading Corrected by Offsets Z Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Maximum X Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Maximum Y Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Maximum Z Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Minimum X Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Minimum Y Tool Path In Machine Coordinates Minimum Z Spindle Dwell Spin Up CW Processor Brains Execution Time Probe Tip Diameter

178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 220 221

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Sub Program Depth Feed Rate Rapid Override Macros Running Number of Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG X Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG Y Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG Z Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG A Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG B Multi-function DROs Machine/Work/DTG C Feed Rate Velocity X Feed Rate Velocity Y Feed Rate Velocity Z Feed Rate Velocity A Feed Rate Velocity B Feed Rate Velocity C CV Blended Velocity Elapsed Time Estimate Job G-code Line Number (current) Spindle Speed Requested Feed Rate Feed Rate Override Decrement/Increment by (percentage) Tool Number Rotational Axis Diameter A Rotational Axis Diameter B Rotational Axis Diameter C Jog Increment Incremental Size Fixture Offset X Fixture Offset Y Fixture Offset Z Fixture Offset A Fixture Offset B Fixture Offset C Tool Length (current)

222 223 224 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 813 814 815 816 817 818 821 824 825 826 827 828 830 831 832 833 834 835 836

OEM LED numbers

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Type OEM OEM LED OEM OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED

New Function Description G 92 in Effect Spindle CCW/CW (if either is requested) Coolant Mist Coolant Flood Jog Mode Continuous Jog Mode Incremental Multi-function DROs Machine Coordinates Displayed Feed Rate Override Estimating Job Emergency Rotational Axis Diameter A Correction A Rotational Axis Diameter B Correction B Rotational Axis Diameter C Correction C Soft limits On Torch Height Correction Enable Spindle Speed TRUE Accel. Spindle Speed TRUE Decel. Tool Path is On Tool Part Joystick Throttle Is Slow Jog Joystick Throttle Is Feed Rate Homing/Limits Auto Over Ride Limit/Home Switches Homing/Limit Switch Over Ride (Manual) SS on Act4 Torch Arc Good Torch Up Active Torch Down Active Feed Rate Per Revolution (G95) Feed Rate Per Minute (G94) Scale X Scale Y Scale Z Scale A Scale B Scale C

Mach3 V3 # 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

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OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED

Coordinate Mode Abs. Coordinate Mode Incremental. Threading Sync mode Laser Trigger Enabled Z Limiting ON Z Tool Change Ignore CV On G64 Mode Active (Constant Velocity) Repetitions Enabled (M30) Exact Stop on (G61 Mode Active) MPG Jog Mode Jog Rapid Enabled (shift key active) MPG 1 Jogs X MPG 1 Jogs Y MPG 1 Jogs Z MPG 1 Jogs A MPG 1 Jogs B MPG 1 Jogs C Optional Stop Block Delete Inhibit All Threading Feed Related to True Spindle Speed Threading Index signal Torch Height Correction ON Spindle Speed Stable IJ Abs. Mode IJ Inc. Mode Teaching File is Open Offset In Effect Output 4 Active Output 5 Active Output 6 Active Pause Tangential Control Active Single Block Jog Enable On CV Enabled Enhanced Pulsing Not in Use Jog Inhibit X Jog Inhibit Y

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87

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OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED

Jog Inhibit Z Jog Inhibit A Jog Inhibit B Jog Inhibit C Diameter mode Active (turn) Timing Signal Active Hotkeys enabled Units Per Minute Mode Units Per Rev. Mode Reverse Run MPG 2 Jogs X MPG 2 Jogs Y MPG 2 Jogs Z MPG 2 Jogs A MPG 2 Jogs B MPG 2 Jogs C MPG 2 Taper Mode Active MPG Dual MPGs In Use MPG Shuttle mode In Use Spindle Speed as Constant Surface Speed G96 Coordinate System Rotation Angle Active X/Y (G68) Feed Rate Rapid Override Rotational axis Formula Mapping Pause Feed Hold Reverse Run Feed Rate Alternative In Use Tool Post Front Selected Tool Post Rear Selected Spindle Running (CCW Only) MPG Velocity Only MPG Step/Velocity MPG Steps Single MPG Steps Multiple Jog Switch Active X Positive Jog Switch Active X Negative Jog Switch Active Y Positive Jog Switch Active Y Negative Jog Switch Active Z Positive Jog Switch Active Z Negative

88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126

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OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED

Jog Switch Active A Positive Jog Switch Active A Negative Tool Path Mouse Drag Zooms Tool Path Mouse Drag Pans MPG 3 Jogs X MPG 3 Jogs Y MPG 3 Jogs Z MPG 3 Jogs A MPG 3 Jogs B MPG 3 Jogs C Macro Is running Multi-function DROs Distance To Go Spindle CW Spindle CCW Conditions abnormal CV Distance Tolerance On Regen in progress Tool change Auto TC mode Tool Change Stop&Wait Mode Reset Units Inch Units MMs Processor Idle Start Pause Feed Hold Tool Change In Process Home/Reference X Warning Home/Reference Y Warning Home/Reference Z Warning Home/Reference A Warning Home/Reference B Warning Home/Reference C Warning Dwell (G04 and Spindle) Joystick Enable Fixture Input 1 Active Input 2 Active Input 3 Active Input 4 Active

127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 162 163 164 165 166 168 179 184 185 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 816 821 822 823 824

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OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED OEM LED

Digitize Input Spindle Index Homing/Limit Switch Triggered Limits Active Positive X Limits Active Negative X Home Negative X Limits Active Positive Y Limits Active Negative Y Home Negative Y Limits Active Positive Z Limits Active Negative Z Home Negative Z Limits Active Positive A Limits Active Negative A Home Negative A Limits Active Positive B Limits Active Negative B Home Negative B Limits Active Positive C Limits Active Negative C Home Negative C Enable 1 Enable 2 Enable 3 Enable 4 Enable 5 Enable 6 Output 1/Extrn1 Active Output 2/Extrn2 Active Output 3/Extrn3 Active Digitize Output System movement In effect or imminent

825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 999

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