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programmable positions
« on: June 22, 2009, 10:25:28 PM »
I've been using Mach3 for some time now and have yet to discover an easy way to get back to 0,0,0 ( or predetermined location) after going to another location.  So far, I just use the keys and start tapping  as light as I can until I get it close to the marks.  Is there a button or input area which will allow me to do this easier, without resorting to proximity switches?

Thanks much

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Re: programmable positions
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 10:41:16 PM »
Go to zero will take you to the work coordinates zero. You have I think 256 fixture offsets. G54, G55, G56, ect. You can also go to the zero position by calling it from the mdi line or G-code. G0 G54 would be a rapid to g54. I would raise the z first though in my code if it is needed though.

G0 Z 1.0
G0 G54

This would raise your z to 1 and then go to g54.
G0 Z1.0 X0 Y0 would work too. You have a go to zero button on the default mach mill screen, program run page. You could also hardwire in a switch to do the same.

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