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Re: Toolpath screen in Mach3 is upside down?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 11:36:22 AM »
Yes thats correct for machine coords. You can however have positive Z moves in your work offsets though. For work offsets the top of thge stock is normally zero so an inch above is +1 and an inch below is -1.

If it works fine on the machine then look in the Mach3 folder and copy the xml for the profile you use and then paste it into the Mach3 folder of your desktop computer. If you are using the standard mill profile the file you are looking for is Mach3Mill.xml

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Re: Toolpath screen in Mach3 is upside down?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 11:41:40 AM »
Yes thats correct for machine coords. You can however have positive Z moves in your work offsets though. For work offsets the top of thge stock is normally zero so an inch above is +1 and an inch below is -1.

That's what I thought and the way I've been doing it.

Yes, it does machine the parts correctly, just that the toolpath view doesn't look right on the machine PC.  I'll pay more attention tonight and see which code flips the Z axis around.