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Pointer Dot far away from mouse point

td77
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:02:38 GMT

Hello,

td77
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:06:59 GMT

First, very nice job so far on FlatCAM. (still dont know how i found it. :) When using the select tool or drawing a rectangle, sometimes the Dot is way off from the tip of mouse. Hitting esc a couple times usally brings it back to mouse tip. Am i missing something? Totally new to FlatCAM and PCB work, but not to CAD/CAM or CNC. Thanks, Troy

td77
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:09:23 GMT

forgot... Iam using FlatCAM on Windows XP.

jpcaram
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:32:26 GMT

Hi Troy, I'm not sure what could be causing the problem in your case. The way it works is that when mouse movement is detected (The operating system does the detection), the program is notified and the coordinates of the mouse are provided. The dot is drawn at those coordinates. Are you getting a constant offset, is the dot tracking the mouse too slowly? JP

td77
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:03:41 GMT

Offset seems to be all over, most of the time it offsets toward the lower right.The dot tracks mouse movement at correct speed.

jpcaram
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:34:27 GMT

Any related symptoms? The coordinates reported at the bottom, are they the mouse's or the dot's?

td77
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:25:43 GMT

It happens most often when doing the following.... 1) In Project Tab select gerber plot, then create a non copper region. 2) In Project Tab select new non copper layer. Then from View menu, Disable all plots but this one. 3) Choose Edit Geometry from Menu then select any of the non copper geometry. 4) From View Menu Enable all plots. 5) In Project Tab select gerber plot. Then mouse over to design/grid area and dot appears at bottom. Coordinates at bottom are tracking mouse not dot.

jpcaram
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:16:38 GMT

What version are you running? Can you try an older version and see in which one the problem goes away, if it does at all? Thanks, JP

td77
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:34:31 GMT

Running 8.1. Ill let you know how older versions work. Thanks

td77
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:42:20 GMT

8.0 does same thing....

td77
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:50:57 GMT

Version 7 does not appear to have an editing option.

td77
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 03:04:29 GMT

I also tried Version 8.1 on Win 7 Home Premium, with same results.

pcb-hobbyst
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:31:35 GMT

What about DPI settings on video properties? Are you using defaults (100%) ?

jpcaram
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:48:31 GMT

Win 7 still gives you the same problem!!?? You must be doing something unusual. What kind of hardware do you have?

td77
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:05:11 GMT

Screen Resolution is native. 1680x1050. All defaults. PC is.... AMD Athlon 64X2 DualCore 5200+_2.6GHz 4GB Ram DDR2 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 -512MB Seagate SSHD

jpcaram
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:11:01 GMT

Just for the record, could you post a screenshot showing the problem? The only thing I can think of is that you have some other software or hardware interfering, like 2 mice... Anybody else having this problem?

td77
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:08:38 GMT

1 mouse _Logitech TrackMan Wheel. [Mouse and Dot](//muut.com/u/flatcam/s2/:flatcam:aQPB:mouseanddot.jpg.jpg)

pcb-hobbyst
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:27:13 GMT

Those kind of problems was quite always related to DPI settings. But this time it seems to be not the case. You say you're on defaults. Is your default 100% or other?

td77
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:08:25 GMT

Everything set to default, unless there is another setting in driver iam unaware of.