Display Message?

westyone

Westyone
Hello All - Can MASSO display an embedded message from the program like "Size Check" or "Turn part Around"?



Cheers
 

masso-support

MASSO Support
Staff member
with the new controller having more memory we are planning to introduce a few new gcodes and can also look into this. what gcodes do you use for something like this?
 

westyone

Westyone
A simple message statement inserted into the code in Fusion by using the "Manual NC" feature. See attached.

Thanks
 

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masso-support

MASSO Support
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you can write comments in your gcode file already but we were thinking a step further that a message box will pop up on the screen with the message for the user and the user either clicks a button or press cycle start to proceed.
 

breezy

Arie
Staff member
Quote from Westyone on September 17, 2019, 3:59 am

A simple message statement inserted into the code in Fusion by using the "Manual NC" feature.

The only thing is that Fusion's MASSO post processor will need to be updated to include Display functionality.

This is the output from Fusion's post with both Manual NC Comment & Display Message.

N1725 X-768.486 Y515.138 Z-3.7
N1730 G0 Z15.
(INSTALL CLAMPS)
N1735 G28 G91 Z0.
N1740 G90

(TABLE TOP FINISH 2)
N1745 M5
N1750 M1
N1755 T5 M6

The attached screen snips show what you see in Fusion's Manufacture page.

Regards,

Arie.
 

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breezy

Arie
Staff member
I added this piece of code to the MASSO post (extracted from Tormach post) and got the following results.

function onParameter(name, value) {
if (name == "display") {
writeComment("MSG, " + value);
}
}

N1730 G0 Z15.
(INSTALL CLAMPS)
(MSG, EACH TABLE TOP REQUIRES CLAMPING BEFORE RUNNING NEXT OP)
N1735 G28 G91 Z0.
N1740 G90

(TABLE TOP FINISH 2)
N1745 M5
N1750 M1
N1755 T5 M6

Regards,

Arie.
 

breezy

Arie
Staff member
Quote from MASSO Support on September 17, 2019, 3:36 am

with the new controller having more memory we are planning to introduce a few new gcodes and can also look into this. what gcodes do you use for something like this?

you can write comments in your gcode file already but we were thinking a step further that a message box will pop up on the screen with the message for the user and the user either clicks a button or press cycle start to proceed.

As noted in my previous post Fusion doesn't use any gcodes to display messages on other controllers, but a special format of a comment block.

Will you be able to fit the message box functionality into a second generation unit?

I would like to have this functionality for the Bicton Men's Shed MASSO unit.

I don't think I could justify the Men's Shed spending the money to purchase a new G3 unit, just for some extra functionality. But if Hind Technology could set up a trade in arrangement, I might be able to convince the committee to spend the money.

Regards,

Arie de Vries.

For the Bicton Men's Shed.
 

masso-support

MASSO Support
Staff member
hi @breezy we don't think there will be any room to add this to G2 as we need to keep some last bits of memory for critical updates or fixes but the approach that we are taking with updates is that after adding a feature we will see how much room it takes and then decide feature vs code size, for G3 its simpler that we don't have to worry about the memory and just add the feature.
 

breezy

Arie
Staff member
Quote from Westyone on September 17, 2019, 2:17 pm

The "Bicton Men's Shed" sounds like a stripper bar. What is it?

A men s shed is a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.

Bicton Men's Shed

Men s Sheds of WA

Regards,

Arie.
 

breezy

Arie
Staff member
Quote from MASSO Support on September 17, 2019, 10:37 pm

hi we don't think there will be any room to add this to G2 as we need to keep some last bits of memory for critical updates or fixes but the approach that we are taking with updates is that after adding a feature we will see how much room it takes and then decide feature vs code size, for G3 its simpler that we don't have to worry about the memory and just add the feature.

Would it be possible to do a memory upgrade on a G2?

Regards,

Arie.
 

masso-support

MASSO Support
Staff member
its the memory built into the IC and can't be upgraded, if this was possible we would have done that as designing the G3 was a huge task for us.
 
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