SmartScreens for Mach3

Setup

The setup screen is where you will begin. As you look around you will notice that the Top section, bottom section, and left side of the screen is always the same. Consistent from screen to screen. The middle section of the screen is “Context Sensitive”, in other words it changes based on the screen or feature you are using currently. The right side of the screen is either Tool Path display or a Spreadsheet Style interface, based on what screen you are on. This system was designed to be uncluttered, consistent, and easy to use.

Run

Where you you will be spending most of your time, while running your machine. Based on your Machine Mode, which you set just once in the Settings screen thins screen and the bottom buttons will change. This taylors the system to your machine requirements and removes any unnecessary clutter, or irrelevant features.

Jog

Although many of the Jog features are available on most screens, this is where you will go to configure the Jog options that best suit your requirements.

Tools

A new and improved approach to managing and editing your Tools, or Lathe Tools depending on your machine type. You can select the current Tool, modify any of the Tool specifications and save it to the standard Mach Tool location for 100% compatibility. The Spreadsheet style layout makes it easier to see your most commonly used tools, or the click the Tools… button for a new and improved Mach Style editing grid.

Offset

A new and improved approach to managing and editing your Work Offsets. You can move your machine to a position, then copy and save it to the standard Mach Work Offset location for 100% compatibility. The Spreadsheet style layout makes it easier to see your most commonly used Work Offsets, G54 to G59, or the click the Work Offsets… button for a new and improved Mach Style editing grid.

Locations

A complete new feature lets you create commonly used Locations, Material Load or Program Start. You can move your machine to a position, then copy and save it to the SmartScreen location. You can test your new location with the GoTo button. You can also associate a Location with a Work Offset or the Machine Coordinates quickly and easily. You can easily create and edit some of the standard Mach3 Locations, like Soft Limits, SafeZ, etc… The Spreadsheet style layout makes it easier to see your most commonly used tools, or the click the Tools button for a new and improved Mach Style editing grid.

Diagnostics

The Diagnostics will be familiar to most users, it has been cleaned up and organized for easier use.

Settings

The Settings screen is where you go to modify settings which are unique to the SmartScreens System. Once you have selected your settings, you probably will not need to modify them unless something changes on your machine or in your environment.

About

The About screen contains many helpful features, you can click on the support@nGeneYes.com link and the system will collect important information about your system which will help us diagnose your support issue more quickly. There is also a link to helpful videos about SmartScreens and other related topics.


Smart Homing

SmartHoming is a unique approach to homing, at least in the Mach3 universe. We have combined our years of Robotics, Automation, and Machine Control experience to create a Smart approach to Homing.

Mach Homing

If you like the Standard Mach Homing routine that came with your standard screen set, then choose this option in the Settings Screen. It will use the default homing routine with a display.

User Homing

If you wrote your own Homing routine, and you want to keep that but still use our SmartScreens ScreenSet, then choose this option in the Settings Screen. Then copy your Homing routine into the appropriate location, and your ready to go.

Triple Edge Finder Homing

The Triple Edge Finder from Bill Griggs at The Makers Guide is a great tool. We have made it even better with a Homing Probing routine written to Maximize the effectiveness of the Triple Edge Finder.

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