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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting machine Coordinates
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:18:39 PM »
Gerry,

Thanks that's working out perfectly! I was confused by the work coordinates but after I read your post I experimented with the work coordinates and now understand how they are used. Thanks for your patience with this, I now see how basic my misunderstanding was.

Hood,

The issue I was having was with a screw mapping x-axis curve. I've been trying lots of things today and forgot I had that on. Once I took it off everything went back to normal. Thank you for the fast responses today and your willingness to look at my config files.

Thanks!
Max

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting machine Coordinates
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:03:47 PM »
Another major problem I am now having is when running a code.

The code will say X1, the machine will physically move to around 0.75 and the DRO will indicate .7172.

I understand that my motor tuning steps may be off, but why could the machine DRO be stopping at .7172 when it is commanded 1?

Thanks again,
Max

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting machine Coordinates
« on: November 17, 2013, 03:26:17 PM »
Hood,

Thanks this is really helping. I watched over an hour of videos but nobody seems to be addressing what to do without homing switches. Now it seems to be working, but for some reason when I run my test code, it moves to the work offset of X-1.3 first, then runs the rest of the program. Any ideas on why it would be doing this?

Essentially all I want to do is:

1. Set my machine to a physical zero that I establish by looking at the machine on X Y Z
2. Run a code to X Y Z based on the physical zero that I've established

The work offset is throwing me off and I'm not sure how to get rid of it.

Thank you for the help,
Max


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Setting machine Coordinates
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:33:22 PM »
Hi,

I do not have home switches, and simply want to jog each axis to a position that I physically know, such as X0 for my X axis, based on my machine geometry, and set the machine coordinates to X0, is this possible?

Thanks,
Max

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Confused with setting limits in Mach3
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:03:07 PM »
Greolt,

When I press "Ref All" my machine takes off to some other position. I can't seem to set the home coordinates of my machine. When I run a simple code such as X-1, X1, my machine jumps to 0.28, comes back to 0, then runs -1 to 1. I know that I am missing something very basic. All I really want to do is jog my machine to my physical home position, set it to X0 Y0 Z0, then have it run my code based on these coordinates. This is my first day with the machine lol...

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