I have used Mach 3 on 3 other mills/routers. It represents the standard screen configurations that a mill/router would provide the user. Although the maslow is different than a conventional machine(in that it does the x-y calculation in terms of the chain lengths) many of the operation are identical to other machines.
I have posted this pic to illustrate. Is there any discussion or value in considering making the display migrate towards this kind of screen?
The advantages are standard milling operation and cnc look and feel.
Large position readouts(visible from farther away ie when your at the maslow and not at the control)
Step and repeat of entered short sequences of gcode. Re-positioning of cutter quickly with direct gcode entry on the screen
Resetting of x, y, and z zero positions so that specific cut lengths will be with respect to current position (you don’t have to figure out gcode delta x and y)
Just thought I would introduce the concept. As I understand the code better, this would not be an operational change, but more a reworking of the UIElements chosen to display/activate certain component controls, and their size and placement on the screen.
The gcode editor built-in might be some work, but all that is really need is a text entry box and a button that appends to local default file with save and load by name functions.
Maybe there is a discussion on look and feel, but I bring it up for discussion.