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General Mach Discussion / Re: mchine is moving in Metric? instead of inches
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:24:41 PM »
I tried the MDI suggestion- IF I did it right I could not tell  a difference-BUT, in the process I recalled a while back I had to delete the tool change line to solve another problem. So, I tried it again, while I have no idea why this would effect this problem, it did seem to take care of it. I did a few short start/stops and the numbers seemed to be right. So your suggestion helped me recall another fix. Thank you very much.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / mchine is moving in Metric? instead of inches
« on: September 22, 2012, 04:49:58 PM »
Hi. While running mach3 today, instead of it moving in inches, it seams to be moving possible in metric????  I will jog in the width of a 1/2" bit and it will say it moved +13.78 or similar number instead of .5. Any thoughts on what I might have messed up without noticing it?

I am using cut3D to generate the tool path, yesterday I installed a new post processor since the one I had was in mach arc inch and I was sent the mach inch one. Not sure if this would be the problem or what.

Thanks

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 03, 2012, 11:07:48 AM »
I did the line by line cutting and line N40 was when it plunged. So I assume it is the tool offset I have not figured out correctly.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 03, 2012, 08:09:01 AM »
Thanks, I will alter those numbers later today to see what change happens. When it plunges, it is about 3/4" deep.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 03, 2012, 07:43:09 AM »
On my machine, this moved the plunge location but it still plunges. Don't know if this helps put the g-codes were created by Cut3D.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:43:11 PM »
Thank you. I will give it a try either late tonight or first thing in the morning.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 02, 2012, 10:17:55 AM »
Golly! thanks! I think I did it.
I will be going to a grad party so it will be a couple hrs before I get home to look at this.

Thanks

Mach2/3 Postprocessor )
N10G00G20G17G20G90G40G49G80
N20G70
N30T1M06
N40G00G43Z0.2000H1
N50S12000M03
N60G94
N70X0.0000Y0.0000F40.0
N80G00X-0.0050Y-4.8664Z0.2000
N90G01Z-0.2000F20.0
N100G01X8.9305F40.0
N110X8.9071Y-4.8567
N120X8.90



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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 02, 2012, 09:40:31 AM »
Will do, but how do I do this. Sorry for not knowing much about these things.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Z axis plunges when starting?
« on: June 02, 2012, 08:24:58 AM »
I am just getting started in cnc wood working so this may not be explained properly but, When I zero the z axis, then hit cycle start, it will do a 1/2"-5/8" plunge into the work piece first thing. I have rechecked the zero several times and am not seeing what I could be doing wrong.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tony

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing problem
« on: April 17, 2012, 07:13:01 PM »
Thanks guys. I talked to the guy I got the machine from (Romaxx)and he suggested I reinstall Mach3, thinking it might have gotten corrupted. I did that a short while ago. Tonight I will send him the gcode file for him to look at as well.
I might not have been to smart jumping into cnc with my limited computer skills but.....

Tony

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