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Dental Mill

The myCNC software features a number of options that make it convenient in dental mill setup usage.

A prime example is the usage of ATC Pots (NOTE: This is an experimental feature that is currently in beta). These allow for the user to set up machines with long automated runs, with features such as Work Time/Max Work Time, different pots assigned to specific tip profiles and working materials, etc. This functionality is also described in the following manual: MyCNC Configuration Dialogs - ATC Pots.

An example of a simple on-screen visualization for the tool time could then look something like this:

<gitem where="xp" name="testpotswg" position="80;80" width="500" height="300" bgColor="##b-main"
type="myitems"></gitem>
 
 <gitem where="testpotswg" name="1toolview1" type="tool1view"
 position="5;5" width="400" height="35" bgColor="##b-main"
 border-color="white" border-width="2" border-radius="3" pot="1"
    tnumber="5;5;25;25;19"
    ttime="140;5;200;25;10"
 
tselection="#ea9a00;#936B1E" />

This sample UI element would then look the following way:

A more complex UI tool1view element may look the following way:

<gitem where="toolsview" name="1toolview13"  type="tool1view"
 position="450;170"  width="68" height="44"
 border-color="#3d3c3c" border-width="1" border-radius="0"
 pot="13" fontFamily="Roboto" fontStyle="bold"
 tnumber="6;5;25;16;19" tmaterial="35;8;30;12;10" ttip="12;30;20;10;10" 
 tdiameter="40;30;20;10;10" tprogress="1;22;66;8"
 tselection="#ea9a00;#936B1E" />

In the example above, the following atributes are used:

  • tnumber for Tool #
  • tmaterial for Tool Material (from ATC Pots)
  • ttip for the Tip Profile
  • tdiameter for the tool's diameter
  • tprogress for a visual indication of the tool usage progress (using the Tool Working Time and Max Working Time)

To find out more about screen editing, please consult the following manual: Screen Editing and Configuration

Relevant global variables

The following global variables are useful for a dental mill (due to their functionality being tied to the ATC pots):

Global variable name Number Comment
GVAR_TOOLPOT_01_TIME 6120 Current work time, in s, for tool pot 1
GVAR_TOOLHOLDER_01_POSITION 6121 +6. Tool pot 01 X position
6122 +6. Tool holder 01 Y position
6123 +6. Tool holder 01 Z position

This is repeated every 10 digits - for instance, the X position for each subsquent pot is defined as:

Global variable name Number Comment
GVAR_TOOLHOLDER_02_POSITION 6131 +6
GVAR_TOOLHOLDER_03_POSITION 6141 +6
GVAR_TOOLHOLDER_04_POSITION 6151 +6
GVAR_TOOLHOLDER_05_POSITION 6161 +6

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Similarly, the work time for tool pot 39, for example, is defined by

GVAR_TOOLPOT_39_TIME 6500

Currently, 40 pots are reserved, with ten global variables for each pot.

Dental Mill Example

mycnc/dental_mill.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/18 14:09 by ivan