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by Doug
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Variable Frequency Drives
Topic: V70 Series VFD's now supported
Replies: 0
Views: 3149

V70 Series VFD's now supported

Support for V70 Series Variable Frequency Drives was added on version 0.4.14 software. V70 VFD's are available at omc-stepperonline.com .
by Doug
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Question regarding machine starting to skip
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Question regarding machine starting to skip

Please create a "bug report" and attach it to a post. When you do this, make sure that a gcode program that demonstrates the failure is currently loaded. This will give me a copy of your gcode program and your configuration. Also if possible, please note in your posting the line in the gcode program...
by Doug
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Re: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360

I noticed that the Mach3 post processor uses a different "formatComment" function. The Mach3 version uses the JavaScript String object, while mine did not. I just replaced my formatComment function with the one in the Mach3 post processor. I'm not an expert in JavaScript, but apparently the String o...
by Doug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Re: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360

I made an attempt to fix the problem and pushed the new version to github. Our postprocessor repo on github can be accessed at: https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-posts .

Please let me know whether you can get it and whether it worked.
by Doug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Re: utf-8 error during upload from Fusion360

Sorry, I don't really understand what you are saying. At what point does the system try to export the tool name?
by Doug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: MDI input with direct BB connection
Replies: 4
Views: 3192

Re: MDI input with direct BB connection

Using video is really pretty easy. Just plug a MJPEG USB video camera into one of the USB ports and video will appear on up to four displays (including the local display) simultaneously. Note - several improvements were made to video performance in software version 0.4.13. BTW, the local monitor is ...
by Doug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: End stop kills setup.
Replies: 6
Views: 4219

Re: End stop kills setup.

Try selecting a slower speed on the game controller. Speed is controlled using the four buttons ("X", "Y", "B") and "A") just above and to the right of the right joystick on the game pad.
by Doug
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 0.4.14 release
Replies: 0
Views: 3171

0.4.14 release

Version 0.4.14 software has been released. It includes the following improvements: 1. The "Jogging" interface found under the "Jog" tab on the "Control" page now works correctly with touch panel screens. Previously, it did not recognized touch and hold gestures from a touch screen. This has been fix...
by Doug
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Custom GCode to offset tool height on Tool Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Re: Custom GCode to offset tool height on Tool Change

Nice work. My only suggestion would be to insert an M70 at the beginning of the program to save the machine state and M72 at the end of the program to restore the original state after the probing sequence is completed.
by Doug
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Unable to upload gcode
Replies: 11
Views: 4275

Re: Unable to upload gcode

He Mick, I had Joe take a look at this and he found that the Controller cannot correctly handle files with a # or a ? in the file name. He has proposed to replace these characters with a - in the next release. He also found that if a file is removed outside the standard user interface, it will cause...