Hello ALL: Has EMC2 some milling time ?
its in hard use by many
sorry i didn´t understood
i need just emc says how time elapsed to do a job
you want emc to tell you how long it would take to run a gcode program?
in AXIS gui only
hm, is that dificult to put it on MINI ?
it would not be simple because MINI does not know how to parse and evaluate the gcode program.
is estimated or real time elapsed ? I mead, EMC calculates before or say the time after finishes ?
AXIS calculates before
hm.. I´m sayin a simply clock that starts on <RUN> button and stops qhen g-code finishes
just like that
then no, none of the guis have that
cradek how can i do it? i mean, simple way
may i program on PY, or something ?
simplest way would be to use your wristwatch
I've wanted the same feature
I either forget to note the start time, or forget to note the end time
I missed the start of the conversation, is the request for a clock that simply times the execution of the program?
it´s simple but helps a lot to get the entire elapsed time when you mill lots of parts and need to say your price
yes that's my understanding
when I had 18 parts to do, I tweaked the program after each run for the first half-dozen or so - reducing air cut time, increasing feeds, etc - trying to speed it up
the ability to measure that result would be nice
jmkasunich2: yes simply says "Finished in xx:yy "
It´s a good feature, even TurboCNC has it
I tried to add it to axis once, but got lost in the python jungle
unfortunately each gui would need its own implementation of something like this.
I think of it as a gui feature
and I only use one gui ;-)
well i hope to see it on to do´s skedule sometime...
Ito-Brazil: the best ways to get it incorporated would be to write it and submit a patch, or file a feature request on sourceforge's tracker
I started the former, and gave up, then considered the latter but forgot
* jmkasunich2_ <-- not very effective
a third option would be to bother jmkasunich2_ about it until he does something
my list is in decreasing order of effectiveness
* archivist contemplate having a looksee to do it, or just nag jmkasunich as well
"does something" would probably consist of begging you or jepler for help, probably resulting in jepler doing it
I gess it´s not hard, i mean: take the end time and subtract the end sime
implemented on RUN button
the hard part is the display parts - gui stuff
a little harder if you want to handle pause, step, optional stop, manual tool change, etc properly (??)
a few lines plus some display foo
eww, I got gui goo on me
define properly - for me, I'm interested in end-to-end clock time
yes exactly - define properly
me too, no matter if i paused or something
end-to-end clock time is rather simple to calculate
but if you fall asleep and don't change a tool when it asks ...
just how time i spent on that g-code
end to end mainly as stop time needs charging for
then my hourly rate just dropped - so be it
I'm actually quite interested in measureing my tool change time, etc, as part of the total
a table of values and a total
well the timer can have a milling time, change tool time, total time...
heh, now its getting complicated
told you so
hehe it can be complicated, but can start with a simple time elapsed
but really, the simplest possible implementation could be pretty simple
I just want hh:mm:ss, that starts at zero when I hit "R", and stops when the program hits end-of-file (M2, whatever)
status pin telling that a program is running
and this stuff can evolute to the other clocks
and store in a last job text file at end
heh, do it in hal?
we need a pyvcp clock widget
reset and start counting up when a signal goes high, stop counting when it goes low
just a thought. it's probably a stupid way to do it.
it means I don't have to understand how axis works
and it could be used to time other things
i gess not. It´s just a time mesuring when halui.program.is-runing is ON
how can i learn about this language?
i mean what language is used to build those things on EMC2?
depends on what "things" you are talking about
there are several, written in several languages
EMC2 MINI, TKEMC, AXIS ... how to put a clock there? its made on python? what python
I verified that halui.program.is-running works how you want
you are asking questions that don't have simple answers
lol sorry, really
I'm gonna see if I can add a pyvcp clock widget
if so, then adding the clock to axis (and only axis) will be very simple
you could also add it using a standalone pycvp window if you are using one of the other GUIs
either way, it becomes a config thing (HAL), not a programming thing
or just store events and timestamps report later
anyway 4:30 am time to booger off home
this clock can just be configured on HAL features? is that right?
it isn't invented yet
but that is the idea
events and timestamps from HAL pins could be a useful debugging tool also
timestamps would want to come from a RT component for accuracy
halsampler is already something that works sort of like that
I was going to design a logic analyser that way some years ago, but never got round to it
can i do it on Virtual Control Panels ?
may i place a link ?
[03:39:01] <Ito-Brazil> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/hal_vcp.html#r1_5_7
Ito-Brazil: that is exactly what I'm talking about
I'm trying to add a widget similar to the Number widget (section 1.5.5 on that page) that will display hh:mm:ss
google code has http://code.google.com/p/edmcontrol/
but I cant find any contact to author or googlecode,
and the non-member checkout it a tree of empty files,
while the member checkout seems to require some contact.
catch-22! any ideas?
got to go, cheers
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good night all
Hi, Can anyone suggest a good cheap or free dialup ISP that will work with Ubuntu?
I suggest looking for a local one in your city and calling them to ask.
where are you located??
cradek, thanks, I wanted to sign up today (Sat) online. I forgot to pay my cable bill and wanted a backup in case I get shut down before Monday, LOL.
many cities are WI-fi these days
dmess, thanks, not gots.
Toronto is on its way.... not fully yet
Just thought it would be good to have an alternate connection in case of outages, etc.
Any of you guys tried any free ones, or Net-Zero, etc?
I would use the local coffee shop for that kind of pinch
you could have mine but long distance charges WILL apply
where are you i can see if i can get a regional # for you to link into
MY ips is a close friend.... and anything goes
iN mISSOURI, ac 573. i ALREADY KNOW nET zERO HAS TWO LOCAL #'S, JUST WANTED ADVICE ON WHICH TO CHOOSE, AND IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES USING UBUNTO RATHER THAN WINDOWS...
oops, sorry for the caps! Hit it by accident.
i liked missouri when i visited for 10 days...
but WOW your ppl are big.... i'm 155 lbs and i was 1/2 scale to most
the food i was served for dinner would have fed the family of 5 here at home..
met 1 guy in the shop i was in... 701 lbs
Well thats not average size!
no... i understand... but he aint helpin' the average...LOL
he was an inspector...
but if he leaned on the inspection table the laser seen it
I imagine just walking around might have done that, LOL.
3d laser inspection with hand held targets
he made out pretty quick.. and had bagged a few deer the prior spring.
HE was JUST the biggest man i EVER seen... i got to talk and know him... just cool... STILL workin' too... was no sighn of gving up...
he got by with a little help from hes friends..
well, I gotta go look into dialup some more... Just was wondering if anyone knew if linux vs windows would be an issue for that...
Don't see why it should be as long as you can establish a connection via Gnome software or whatever?
KC was the ONLY place i was ever erly for a flight and it left 1.5 HRS early...... the pilot walked thru the longe and asked WHO was going to YYZ... GET ON NOW OR YOU wont be getting there..... that was the friday BEFORE sept 11/2001
Well, thanks anyway... Gotta go, see ya!
hello! i wanted to report something strange/kinda nice that happened. i was running this 22 mb g-code file doing a tiny engraving of a daisy into some lexan, and using the computer to browse the web and do some irc chatting while the code was running... well i pushed the computer too far apparently when i tried to view an image and everything locked up EXCEPT FOR EMC2! i mean the mouse pointer wouldn't even move but the g-code
... the question is, is there anyway to recover from something like this without stopping the program?
* chr0n1c lesson learned: use my laptop for the internet when i am running huge intricate engraving gcode files on the cnc.
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