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Offline lokey

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Need help Z axis setup???
« on: March 15, 2009, 05:32:04 PM »
Hi, I am using TurboCad, LazyCam, and Mach 3 software with a Zenbot CNC router Mill. The training videos said to setup the Z axis at the top of the slide to zero and the bottum to -4 for the software limits. When I load the G code from LazyCam to the Mach 3 software the code contains Z values greater then Zero and the software limits kick in. How do I deal with problem? One more question, What is a good feedrate for the RotoZip wood bit? Thanks in advance for any feedback received.

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Re: Need help Z axis setup???
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 06:05:39 PM »
Lokey, the values that are tripping the softlimits are probably work coord. and not machine corrd. Try jogging the z down till it just touches the top of the work piece and zero the z axis work cord DRO by clicking the button just to the left of it on the program run screen.

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Re: Need help Z axis setup???
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 06:14:20 PM »
Hi, Lokey

Also have you Set, In LazyCam the values for Tools and Cut depth's, Also need to use the "Set Layer" & "Set to All Layers" Buttons.

Chip

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Re: Need help Z axis setup???
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 06:52:10 PM »
Hi, Thanks for the great feedback. It solved the problem. Now I can try my first cut.