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Offline kolias

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Physical Size
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:55:54 PM »
Pretty soon I will be able to do the first real try on my CNC router. I plan to do a dry cut with a pen holder and a piece of paper on the table and run the roadrunner program.

My question is how do I know the physical size of roadrunner? Like should I tape a piece of paper on the table 12”x12” or 24”x24” or what?

I did run the roadrunner program without the machine been connected and did not notice anywhere what the actual physical size of the cut is
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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 03:46:18 PM »
Look at the Toolpath page, you should see the X Y and Z extents there.
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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 05:14:07 PM »
Look at the Toolpath page, you should see the X Y and Z extents there.
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Exactly, and don't forget you can scale it down as well using the scale function. You did read the Mach 3 manual, right?  ;)

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 05:16:57 PM »

You did read the Mach 3 manual, right?  ;)

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Nope afraid I have never done that yet :)

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 05:39:34 PM »
My comment was actually kind of "tounge-in-cheek" as quite a few have not read the manual as the rules are changing all the time anyway.  :D

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 05:57:06 PM »
In the tool path I have at the top right a small display with the X,Y,Z DROs which mach my offset numbers and next to it there is another small display “Program Limits” with two set of numbers for each of X,Y,Z coordinates and underneath this display it says “Absolute Coordinates”. The numbers there are +7.7282 for X, +6.3797 for Y and +0.2000 for Z. Are these the numbers for the size of roadrunner?

Hood I have seen in some of your post the equipment you have and if you are able to operate / modify these machines I dont think that you need to read any manuals LOL

Dave I have read the manual and looked at the videos many times and although both are very good documents there are a few things that either are not explained or I have missed them. Yes scaling down a drawing I got that.

Mach3 is a beautiful program and the manuals / videos which are provided for free are excellent. However for the beginner in the CNC arena it is a daunting task and without this forum it would have been impossible for many of us to continue.
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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 06:03:06 PM »

Mach3 is a beautiful program and the manuals / videos which are provided for free are excellent. However for the beginner in the CNC arena it is a daunting task and without this forum it would have been impossible for many of us to continue.
Nicolas


I couldn't agree with you more, my friend as I'm also very much a newb in this area. It's not only fun to learn about but addictive as well  ;)

Yes, the numbers you posted are indeed the roadrunner size in inches.

Ask as many questions as you like, the folks here are incredibly helpful and kind and can even take a joke now and then -  ;D  Heck, I may even be of some help once in awhile!

Hood is a crazy man that knows waaaay too much more than a "normal" human should.  8)

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 06:05:10 PM »
than a "normal" human should.  8)

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That is one thing I have never been accused of being ;D

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 06:10:15 PM »
You couldn't even fix my double typing of my name?  :D

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Re: Physical Size
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 06:19:30 PM »
I could have but then that would have made you look good :D
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