keyboard shortcuts as VCP buttons?

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rsewell
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keyboard shortcuts as VCP buttons?

Post by rsewell »

Hey All,

Newbie with Acorn, but relatively experienced CNC router'er. I teach at a college and have been customizing my VCP to make some of the controls more intuitive for the students. I had hoped to create two custom AUX keys in the VCP:
1) Key to prompt the MDI panel so students could quickly direct the machine to specific coordinates
2) Key to prompt the ATC panel

Details:
Centroid Acorn Pro
CNC12 Acorn Mill v4.50
Machine - Forest 3-axis (48x48) CNC router w/8 tool ATC (back rack finger style)
Spindle: HSD ATC 5hp


I have tried a few things already:
• Used the Wizard & "Virtual Control Panel Aux key Macro Assignments" to re-assign the M-Function in both aux keys
• tried to write my own mcode for mfunc57 to prompt the tool change dialogue box, but my skills are not up to par

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Dickie
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