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Offline kolias

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ACAD gCode
« on: August 21, 2009, 05:58:54 PM »
I made a simple drawing in ACAD and managed to make it a .tap file for mach3. I attach the file here hopefully you can see the gcode.

My concern is the movement of Z axis, I don’t want a large movement because it will crash the home made pen I made.

N20 G0 Z1.0000
N35 Z0.1000

What Z1.0000 and Z0.1000 means? If it raises first the Z axis one of them should be a negative number but I cant see that

Can someone explain please
Nicolas
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Offline RICH

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Re: ACAD gCode
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 06:08:45 PM »
How did you create the tap file , hand code it of a have it generated by a program?
RICH
Re: ACAD gCode
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 06:18:16 PM »
The top of your work piece should be Z 0.  Z1.000 IS ONE inch above.  Z.100 IS one hundred thousands above.
A negative Z would be below the top of your work piece. Hope this helps.

Ed
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Re: ACAD gCode
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 07:24:10 PM »
How did you create the tap file , hand code it of a have it generated by a program?
RICH

I used LazyCam, Open DXF, Output (post gCode). My first try and worked, only I cant read gcode properly

Ed answered my question, Thanks
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Re: ACAD gCode
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 08:42:19 PM »
Take a look at Tutorial #6 and section 8.3.4 "Cut Depth" in the manual.  ;)
RICH