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Backwards Text
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:34:40 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I am new to CNC and Mach 3.  With that said I am using Cut2D as the cad/cam program.  In Cut2D there is a sample of text called "rocket".  When I load the G code into Mach 3 and begin to machine it out the text comes out backwards.  You can only read it in a mirror.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or have any ideas as to why the text is backwards?  

It displays correctly in the tool path but cuts wrong.  I double checked the ports and pins setup and the table setup but still haven't found anything out of place.

I am using Gecko G203V's as the drivers for the stepper motors and I am using a PMDX 132 for the computer interface.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Backwards Text
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 08:51:44 PM »
you got one of your axis set in the wrong direction.go to homing and limits drop down menu and reverse one of them.pick witch one you think will do it X or Y.
Re: Backwards Text
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 06:38:55 PM »
Thank You Docltf.

You were right.  Apparently I had the "X" axis reversed in the ports and pins setup.

Once I corrected it the text comes out the way it's supposed to.