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General Mach Discussion / Mapping output #6 to another pin?
« on: December 05, 2008, 10:10:31 AM »
A newbie question ... I have the X & Y running fine. But I'm trying to get my Z axis control circuit working in a "2.5" configuration. Given my stepper output board layout, it would be a lot easier if I could map the 2.5D output, normally set up "6" to another pin. Say 15. Is there a way to do this in Mach 3? Or am I locked into pin 6 for the Z axis control? Thx ...

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Great! Thanks. It worked perfectly! I'm on to fine tuning cutter, etc. Thanks again for your help!!!

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Got Mach 3 running based on the 'milling' macros. It's running X & Y just fine. Have set up Z as simple up & down ("2.5D" option set). In testing when Z is 0, the heads up. When any other value the head drops. Therefore seems to be working fine. But when trying to actually run a job, it makes multiple passes.

I'm importing a simple HPGL text graphic through LazyCam. You can see the generated Z code is making multiple passes at multiple depths rather then the simple "drop the head and make one pass".

Question ... how do I get Mach 3 to operate the Z axis as a simple up/down?

Thx ...

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