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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Hi mmurray70,

    Thanks for posting back. Sorry about that, We should have included a link. Version 4.34k introduced a bug with the screen editor when buttons invoke actions so we are reluctant to advertise it for general use. There is a patch if it effects you:
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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Tom, i noticed another issue with 4.34k. When i press F9 to start spindle it does not start? Seems to be executing my init file instead for some reason? Any ideas?



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    Hi mmurray70,

    I suspect the Hot Key for your Init User button is probably configured as F9 (Keycode 120). Our bad for configuring that as a default example. Change User Button Hotkey to -1 or some other Hotkey to restore F9 for the Spindle On. See:
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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Hi Tom,

    I just checked and hotkey is already set to -1. Any other ideas?.



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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Hi mmurray70,

    Strange. I tested here and with the Init Hotkey set to 120 I had the problem and changing to -1 no longer did. Please post a screen shot of your Tool Setup Screens so we can check and try to duplicate. Are you using a custom screen script?

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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Got it working now. Not sure why -1 wouldnt work, but i changed init user button to the code for F8, i think it might have been 119. And now f9 works properly to start spindle. So even though it was showing -1 for init hotkey it was still using F9 for some reason. Oh well at least its working now. Thanks again



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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Tom, looks like theres still an issue here with the hotkeys. Seems like its not actually loading the values I have entered for the hotkeys for some reason.

    When i first load kmotioncnc, F9 still runs init instead of starting my spindle. And i have the insert key configured to set tool length offset, this doesnt work either. Just does nothing when i push insert. If I simply hit Tool setup, go to user buttons and hit ok, without even changing anything, it all works perfectly.

    If i exit kmotioncnc and open again same thing, F9 runs init and my tool length "insert" key does nothing until i go to user button page and hit OK. I am using a custom screen, not sure if this could be related. Strange nobody else has ran into this.



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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    Hi mmurray70,

    I suspect the Screen Script is the issue. The User Button Hot Keys in the Screen Script, and the Hot Keys in the Tool Setup, are probably are in conflict. So when KMotionCNC starts up and loads the Screen Script they are set as in the Screen Script. When Tool Setup closes they change to what's currently set in Tool Setup. Something we hadn't properly considered which is confusing. I see Hide/Show of the User Buttons has a similar issue. We'll work on coming up with a better solution. We're open for ideas. For now please try setting the Screen Script to match what you desire.

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    Default Re: Adding a 4th axis and have a few questions...

    That was the problem. I didnt realize the hotkeys were also specified by screen editor. Yeah seems like you might want to set all this info under tool setup and just have the screen editor change the position/appearance of the buttons only.

    Its all working good for now with the numbers from tool setup and custom screen matching up.



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