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Switching Axis
« on: January 13, 2009, 01:41:05 AM »
Is there a simple way to change the axis and cutting view in Mach3?

The directions do not match the actual machine directions and I would prefer  changing the screen rather than switching driver connections...
Thanks in advance...

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Re: Switching Axis
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 02:24:20 AM »
In which respect are you meaning that the view doesnt match the machine? If you are meaning the X moves the wrong way on your machineĀ  then config menu then Homing and limits page will let you reverse the axis. The toolpath views on the screen are normal convention, X+ to the right and Y+ to the top for the mill/plasma etc and Z+ to right and Xzero to centre for Lathe.

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Re: Switching Axis
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 07:17:11 AM »
Any time I've seen this question asked, it's turned out that the machine was set up incorrectly and actually moving in the wrong direction. Is X+ to the right and U+ up? Or are you using a non standard configuration?

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Re: Switching Axis
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 01:22:33 PM »
Here's the scenario. I have my screen computer monitor positioned along side the longer (x) axis, so when I look at the monitor and over to the machine, it is the same direction.  On my monitor, however, the X axis is showing horizontal.  I just thought it would be nice to have the view on the monitor match the view when looking at the machine (vertical X axis)... no big deal, just thought it would be nice...  I can understand the reasoning for the standard view.