Making a program that will face ANY size block using Macro B. This was taken from one of our YouTube Live Streams.
This video is pulled from our last live stream. The full stream was roughly an hour long.
Stream starts at about 5:11
Basic g code is just a way to 'connect the dots'. Custom Macro B allows the programmer to put some logic into the g code with tools such as loops and branches. It also provides additional Math functions and the ability to access information from the machine. Custom Macro B programs can be simple, they can be complex. From custom canned drilling cycles to probing routines to cutting simple shapes, there's almost nothing you can't do with Macro B programming.
0:00 Stream waiting to start
6:27 Overview of softwares used in the demo
8:08 Starting the program
19:04 Add parameters to the program
26:13 Discussing the need for logic in this program
28:44 Creating the logic discussed
39:05 First look at NCPlots live variable display
41:00 THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
45:00 Back to the program
46:00 Into the While loop
50:46 Looking at an If statement
1:04:30 Testing on multiple blocks
1:08:30 Wrapping it up
Be sure to watch videos 1 and 2 in our ever evolving macro series...
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