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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:45:40 AM »
Point taken.......... I guess we understood what we were trying to say.  I also mentioned that X is my short dimension and y the long adn teh gantry is the short dimension  At least we are all on the saem page..........thank you

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:41:29 AM »
I also made mention of the 0-0 being in my lower left if you do that where youstand it's wrong.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:40:37 AM »
That is exactly what I have been trying to say.  I am not really concerned where the operator stands only in reference to Autocad and it's -Y PowerStation and it's X-Y  they are both in the lower left corner And to me that is the front corner of the machine and yes I can move to the side but My 0-0 is still oriented to the Cad programs.  Your X is the same as mine butyour operator stands where he is not go0going to draw this part you are cutting.  Not that it makes any difference.  This is hard to describe without a picture and you have provided that an we are talking about the same orientation.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:10:04 AM »
For me the gantry is across the width and the front is with the Gantry to 0 in the left front corner.  My router is 24 x 48 so it's important I layout the parts correctly or I may not be able to cut them for example a piece 26 c 12 if in AutoCad I lay that part out with x running to the left and right and y vertical which is the way the cad screen is laid out then when I bring that part into Mach3 it's not going to fit under my gantry I have to draw or rotate the part 90 degrees.  to me the narrow dimension is X and the long dimension is Y

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 09:39:33 AM »
Not at all you have been a great help.  I do understand and that is why I use the front left corner since Cad programs use it Mach3 uses it so everything even the keyboard in front of the router is correct right arrow move to the Right left to left on the X axis and the up and down arrow moves front to rear.  I was hoping I had not planted incorrect information in my head that would be hard to change or keep straight.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 09:19:39 AM »
Thank you again, that helps yes I have a gantry router but it's still confusing when you get differing opinions.  AutoCad always has 0-0 in the lower left, Mach3 has 0-0 in the lower left so I thought that was right but had to ask.  0-0 for my tool is always in the front left corner of the machine so when I draw or place an item on the table is drawn upright and cut the same way otherwise you are drawing on the side if that makes sense.

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General Mach Discussion / Correct orentation for X and Y
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:52:58 AM »
I am confused once more.  I have been under the impression that X and Y are in relation to your standing at the Front left corner of the machine and left to right is X and front to rear is Y.  Since my table is not square it's 24 x 48 it is a bit important but I am seeing in areas conflicting information not here but other places.  Am I correct that 0-0 is left front corner of the machine and is the X axis right to left?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: I have a K2 CNC Need Help Setting up
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:05:18 AM »
thank you........I have since done this search and you are right so many it's hard to sort through.  I am working on it though.

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General Mach Discussion / I have a K2 CNC Need Help Setting up
« on: January 07, 2010, 03:58:42 AM »
I have the tool Hit Indicator and need to understand how to connect this to Mach3.  I know it's nothing less or more than a micro switch in a controlled height block with a spring loaded indicator pad.  Can this be set up as a Probe in Mach3?  Right now it's wired into my controller on Pin 13 so I think it could work like a limit but not to convenient.  any information would be appreciated.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Optimizing the code.
« on: January 06, 2010, 02:29:41 PM »
I just thought there might be some third party software that couuld do that.......thanks for the help I am on the Vetric site and did get a few answers but not really the ability to re-organize the tool path. 

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