Saturday, 7 October 2017

My UCCNC Probe screen, version 3

Finally I managed to finish this version and is now available for download.

This is a major update and basically all the macros are rewritten. There are some significant differences between this and the older version, so I suggest to read the manual carefully before the first use. If you have installed the older version then I suggest a new, clean installation and not just pasting in the new macros. The new macros require some new values from the redesigned Probe tab screen, so just pasting the new macros won't help.

The new look of the Probe tab screen


 The major differences are that now there are several new parameters. These parameters are necessary to set up before the first use and in some cases even after. Please read the manual which explains every button and parameter and how to use it. Also, now with the new screen, no changes are made to UCCNC software, so the CAM tab is again available, and instead of taking the CAM tab, a new Probe tab is created.
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Additional feature


 There is an additional feature offered, which is a slight modification of the RUN tab to better support the probe screen. This feature is not necessary for the Probe tab screen to work and it can be ignored if you feel you need the buttons and the DROs for B and C axes, or don't want to have access to any of the probe functions from the main RUN tab. On the other hand, if you decide to install the additional features then you must install the Probe tab first. The additional functions will not work without the Probe tab.
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In the zipped file you will also find a pdf document with a complete user guide and installation instructions for both screens. I recommend to read the document before starting the installation and also to play with the Probe functions before first use. You must verify functionality on your own, I can not assist you with that. My motion controller is the UC300ETH and that is the only one I tested with, however, if you follow my instructions, I believe you will have no problems using it with other motion controllers. Installation takes something between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on how familiar you are with handling of these files. There is no easy and quick installation software, you must do some manual work, but I think it is fairly simple process, much simpler than the previous version.

My UCCNC Probe screen version 3 can be downloaded through this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_50s_KFlpQqeTRfUmJyVVZKREU



Good luck.

10 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I cant say this whole setup works. I think it is because of different LCD screen resolutions. Im not finding the lines Im supposed to change in the default screenset file...

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    1. Hi!
      I am sorry you have problems making it work, but I can assure you it works perfectly. I think the installation manual is very clear but you have to follow it to the letter. Every time I install a new release of the UCCNC I install the Probe screen from scratch according to my manual and it works without problems on several of my own PC:s, and I know that many people managed to install and use it as well. I hope you'll find the problem.

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  2. Hi.
    First of all thankyou for all the time and work you have spend
    with the software(hopefully UCCNC will follow!)
    Does the software work with an internal contact probe type?(6point ball type)

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Sorry, I don't have that sort of probe, but I see no reason why it should not work. As far as I know, it uses only one input, so the basic principle is the same as any other probe, even the simplest touch plate type I am using.

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  3. Hello, what editor software you use for modify the screen and command?

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    1. Hi,
      The files are text files, so any editor can handle them, including Notepad.

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  4. What pin(s) should I use to connect my probe to the machine?

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    1. Hi,
      I am sorry but I don't know anything at all about your hardware and also have no time to give this sort of support. I suggest you check out the manuals of your hardware or contact some support forum where people may be able to help you, but in any case you need to give more information.

      Connecting a probe is otherwise pretty simple, you need to connect it to an input, but you must configure your hardware so that it can handle the input.

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