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Things you didn't Know about OpenBuilds Software

Discussion in 'Other Software' started by Peter Van Der Walt, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Xlcacer

    Xlcacer New
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    At a loss, I've tried searching the forums but wasn't able to come across anything for this issue:
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  2. Xlcacer

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    I am just trying to access Open Builds Control from Windows 10
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Some local firewall, antivirus, antimalware or similar appears to be interfering. Bypass or allow by adding an exception to in whatever firewall/antivirus/antimalware you are running
     
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    Is there a way to change the control software to display all measurements in inches rather than MM?
     
  5. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Not at this time

    If you need inches, try CNCjs, or bCNC
     
  6. Steveathome

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    I am using OpenBuilds Control v1.0.147 and I'm Having a problem with the XYZ registers not zeroing when I do a home positioning with the Home All Icon. Sometimes it zero's and about 75% of the time they don't. It is always all registers, not just one or two. I first noticed this when I was running V1.0.145, also with V1.0.146. If you don't notice it you run into the wall. I am running Win10 with the latest up dates. I have also had two instances when I lost all control of my Sphinx 1050 when starting up for the day. Software would load but I could'nt connect with the machine. What was weird, was I could load and find my machine with grblpanel.exe, and my other software, T2. lasergrbl, estlcam. I had tried resetting my com ports to no avail.
    Only solution was to re download OpenBuilds control and restart it.
    I've had two instances when the cut quit part way through job. just the message job stopped or crashed. I do think these might have been my screen saver, sleep mode kicking in. They were long jobs. (over an hour)
    Also as a side note, any chance of getting the arrow keys and page up page down enabled at a future release.
    Thanks again for the software, its great especially the macro function and Z zeroing.

    Steve
     
  7. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Homi
    Homing vs Zeroing:
    Homing = sets zero in the mPos coordinates (G53)
    The SetZero buttons sets zero in wPos coordinated (G54 and what is displayed on the DRO)

    IE Home the machine to setup machine coordinates. Then jog to where your stock's origin is and SETZERO.

    Thats how Grbl works internally, its called Work Coordinate Systems (Theres more than these two as well)

    Zeroing tells the machine where the STOCK is, else you will crash into it

    Could not connect issue:
    - Make sure no other application had the port open
    - Check the Serial Log tab when connecting for errors, without seeing what error it complained about its just guessing

    Random stops:
    (You didn't mention what Operating system, so guessing Win10)
    - Disable USB Selective Suspend How to disable Windows 10's 'USB selective suspend' setting
    - Check for EMI source (Router/power/motor cables near USB
    - Check the Serial Log tab for errors

    Feature Requests
    Keyboard Jog: See Gamepad / Keyboard Shortcuts · Issue #20 · OpenBuilds/SW-Machine-Drivers and add your comments on assignments


    Sidenote: The support thread is over on OpenBuilds CONTROL Software :)
     
  8. Steveathome

    Steveathome Well-Known
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    I don't think I got my problem across properly. I understand that when I go to the work piece and set my zero there its the work coordinate system. What was trying to get accross is when I hit Home All the machine zeros the Z axis with the limit switches then makes its way to X and Y zero limit switches. It does its little dance in the corner and kicks all 3, 3 mm's as I set in the $27 setting. What happens next is whats confusing me. The display does not show the 3 mm then 0 mm on the X Y and Z it just shows the position they were in prior to pressing home. BUT sometimes it does, approximately 75 % of the time.
    Serial Log tab stated machine disconnect or Crash
    will do the win 10 usb selective suspend setting
    Thanks for the fast response
     
  9. Xlcacer

    Xlcacer New
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    Using Windows Defender- turned off Anti Virus and Firewall with same results. When I run as admin, i get his error:
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    UGS worked but I would prefer to use this. Java is up to date. ???? Help
     
  10. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Error now says Address in use. As you are trying to run two instances, one as regular user. One as admin. Quit the running instance first.

    Try a different PC
     

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