Tool Setup Screen - User Buttons

Tool Setuo Screen
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The Tool Setup Screen allows KMotionCNC to be configured for a particular machine tool. Each machine tool is likely to have different motion resolution, speeds, and acceleration limits. It is also likely to different I/O requirements with regard to Spindle control and such. Additionally a machine may have different initialization and homing requirements. KMotionCNC has a flexible mechanism for defining what type of action is to be performed for various M Codes and Custom Buttons.

Custom Buttons

Custom buttons

Custom Button Actions function in exactly the same manner as the G Code Actions described on the M3-M9 Tab with the only difference being that they are invoked by the User pushing a button rather than by a command encountered within a G Code Program. There is an additional Parameter above the Action Type which is the Title to be placed on the Custom Button. The example above shows buttons defined with titles "INIT", "HOME", and "M3". Up to 10 buttons may be defined. Common uses for the Buttons are to invoke programs that initialize and/or home the machine. Any Button with an empty title field will cause the button to be hidden on the main KMotionCNC screen. See here for how these defined buttons will appear in the main KMotionCNC Screen.

A Hot Key can also be assigned so that pushing that specific Key will triger the Action as if the button was clicked with the mouse. The Screen must have focus for the Hot Key to work. See below for a list of numeric Virtual Key Codes:

Key Codes

Value Description
1 Left mouse button
2 Right mouse button
3 CANCEL key
4 Middle mouse button
9 TAB key
12 CLEAR key
13 ENTER key
16 SHIFT key
17 CTRL key
18 MENU key
19 PAUSE key
20 CAPS LOCK key
27 ESC key
33 PAGE UP key
34 PAGE DOWN key
35 END key
36 HOME key
38 UP ARROW key
41 SELECT key
43 EXECUTE key
45 INS key
46 DEL key
47 HELP key
144 NUM LOCK key

KeyA Through KeyZ Are the Same as Their ASCII Equivalents: 'A' Through 'Z'

Value Description
65 A key
66 B key
67 C key
68 D key
69 E key
70 F key
71 G key
72 H key
73 I key
74 J key
75 K key
76 L key
77 M key
78 N key
79 O key
80 P key
81 Q key
82 R key
83 S key
84 T key
85 U key
86 V key
87 W key
88 X key
89 Y key
90 Z key

Key0 Through Key9 Are the Same as Their ASCII Equivalents: '0' Through '9

Value Description
48 0 key
49 1 key
50 2 key
51 3 key
52 4 key
53 5 key
54 6 key
55 7 key
56 8 key
57 9 key

Keys on the Numeric Keypad

Value Description
96 0 key
97 1 key
98 2 key
99 3 key
100 4 key
101 5 key
102 6 key
103 7 key
104 8 key
105 9 key
107 PLUS SIGN (+) key
108 ENTER (keypad) key
109 MINUS SIGN (-) key
110 DECIMAL POINT(.) key
111 DIVISION SIGN (/) key

Function Keys

Value Description
112 F1 key
113 F2 key
114 F3 key
115 F4 key
116 F5 key
117 F6 key
118 F7 key
119 F8 key
120 F9 key
121 F10 key
122 F11 key
123 F12 key
124 F13 key
125 F14 key
126 F15 key
127 F16 key