Only as a last resort. I prefer to have remote access through CM. At least this is what I was recommending.
Even if it is through a USB port from my phone. I think it would be very useful for all.
I know there are wireless keyboards or button pads available. But a direct connect to CM just sounds like a good addition to the Carbide 3D arsenal.
I have my laptop right next to the machine, so I find I can do pretty much everything except jogging to set my zero. I’ll take my wireless mouse to the spoilboard for that, but still need to change the resolution on the laptop, and move the mouse pointer on the screen for different directions.
A simple jog screen on my phone would be nice.
I bet a gaming mouse could be programmed for up/down/right/left/page up/page down and maybe even 1-4 for speed settings ???
Since the rapid positioning can move in a diagonal direction, can’t g-code be programed to move diagonally while a button is pressed and stop when released just as in the XYZ movement?
I am not a programmer but feel this should not be too difficult. It exists in other programs. Or am I missing something here?
I get it, I truly do.
All I was saying is, it could be a simple addon. This is a feature that could save time in the process of creating projects. Currently we have to press the Y button and wait for it to get to an approximate position, then press the X and wait again for it to get to the approximate position. A diagonal movement would reduce that wait time in half.
As someone who runs their machine daily, I’ve never even thought about having a diagonal movement when setting up a job. I set all my pieces in the same general x/y location, no matter what the project is, so having a diagonal is not necessary.
For time saving… I’d rather they put in a check box to not have the dialog popup when needing to jog the machine to warn me about where my cutter might be… and to not auto show the preview when loading a project.
Have another request for V7Pro: ability to zoom in/out on the front/top/side view. If you are doing coins, the views are very small and hard to see any meaningful detail.
Love the update though. THANKS