On Wednesday 10 April 2019 06:00:50 andy pugh wrote: > On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 at 10:50, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote: > > Two separate configs means it will be hard to keep them in synch, > > Two configs (ie INI files) can share the same folder, so the HAL > files, .var file and tool table are all shared. > And if I copy the ini to one with no A references in it, do I also have separate .hal files, or does hal ignore the A references? Or do you have 3 hal files? A basic, and a load vertical and a load horizontal?
I've just perused the docs again, looking for a way to #IF an #INCLUDE with that in mind, but that would appear to need a preliminary loadusr of a panel.ui just to select things. So I don't see a tasty way to do it as I'd still have two pairs of files to keep in synch with such as MAX_VELS etc. With the sheer number of variables to keep synched, the N! could rapidly exceed 69, the maximum my now elderly ti-51 calculator can do. So the best way might yet be to do the 2 configs by 2 .ini's in one directory, along with two .hals, so the -3 version is just the -4 with the A stuff stripped. Problems like this beg for an IF [condition] in both the .ini and the hal. I do see that panel.ui has gfx that pyvcp doesn't, like the little dot boxes. Or a teeny square with a check if condition=true. pyvcp is stuck with color controllable leds, but you can't click the led so you still need a button to click. I'd also complain if hung with a used rope ;-) > I do this with my mill to switch between horizontal and vertical > spindle modes. Most of the HAL files for spindle etc are the same, but > the different INI files call different sub-sets of HAL files and set > the kinematics differently. > (JA and the new trivkins made that part really easy) Maybe a chapter on this in the Documentation.pdf? Sounds like it would be quite usefull for this. Can the .ini reliably spec 2 or more .hal files? Separate out the A stuff for a 2nd .halfile, change the number of axises from 3 to 4, and call the A stuff in an extra halfile in one of 2 separate .ini's? >From section 220.127.116.11 it appears to be workable, with the exception of properly ordering the resultant addf's. That will involve some #INCLUDE's, and that boils down to two separate halfiles to maintain because we don't have an IF/ELSE/ENDIF. Makes me get all growly. So I guess it gets clamped to the back of the shelf for storage when not it use. Actually, I have a mental image of a extra platform on the rear to hold it where its out of the way, but a 1" dowel stuck in the end of a blank would suffice to hold and rotate the blank for gunstock work. But due to Z height limits, most of the buttstock end will need to be done with it laying flat. I can see a problem because of the buttstock toe hanging down and needing Z height I don't have while doing the barrel channel too, but the G0704 can do that. That stock setup would leave room beside it for the hack-a-day style of tool changer. Thanks Andy. Cheers, Gene Heskett -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene> _______________________________________________ Emc-users mailing list Emcfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/emc-users