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Looks very promising, what is the reduction ratio?  What material are the gears made from?

Thanks, Richard

Hi Wip, sounds like you're in the same boat as me, and probably lots of others!  It's fun, except of course when it's maddening!

I won't try to directly answer your question, not qualified, but I will say that learning how to use soft limits and offsets is something you want to do right away.  Once I got that, things started going WAY better.

I'm thinking that's most likely your problem - you will want machine coordinate Z-0 at the top of your Z travel, and then use the Z offset to bring the cutter down to the correct position for cutting your program. 

Good luck!

I understand that an offset is necessary to define the part location in machine coordinates.

My question is whether it would be detrimental to just delete the G54 line in the program, since Mach seems to use the G54 offset as a default anyway, if there is no offset specified in the code.  My reason is that with the G54 in the code, I can't use any other saved offset, should I want to.  

Or am I supposed to change the G54 to G5x in the code before running the program?

I am running a little cnc router for banjo making, not automated at all.

Thank your for your patience RICH.

Just getting a grip on G-code.  I'm finding that code I generate with the Fusion 360 post processor inserts a G54 at the beginning.  So if I try run a part with a saved G55, it won't use it, uses the G54 anyway.  Am I mising something?

Can I just delete the line with the G54 from the code. any reason not to?   
Does the code need to specify an offset? 
Won't it just default to G54 if I don't manually choose a different one in Mach?

General Mach Discussion / Router vs Mill display config?
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:28:01 PM »
On a router the conventional axis orientation is  (y - side to side) and (x - forward and back)  . I'd like to be able to configure Mach3 in this manner

If I switch the the pins in config, or the connectors on the Gecko, I can get it to jog in the correct manner with the arrow keys on the keyboard.  But on the screenset the X and Y DRO's are still reversed.  Is there any way to change that?

Alternately, is there a way to switch the output of the arrow keys on the computer?

If i have to I could just retrain my brain, but it seems Mach3 should support a conventional router setup.

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