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bob cad with mach 3 question
« on: August 22, 2009, 04:29:56 PM »
i have been useing mach 3 for a couple of years now with my autcad drawings. when i import autocad dxf files into lazycam it always puts my tool starting at the bottom left of my drawing so i know where to make my fixture set up . when i load a gcode file from bobcad version 23 the tool always end s up in a diferent starting place. how do i fix this ?
thanks alex

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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 08:11:45 AM »
Hi Alex,

While someone who uses BobCad may come along and help out here, I would think you'd get a more informative answer at the BobCad forums?

In most Cad programs there's "usually" a way to set your origin so maybe check the help files that come with BobCad on that subject and you may find your answer.

Good luck  :)
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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 08:15:40 AM »
Maybe Chip will chime in, I know he uses BobCad and this questions was asked before.
RICH
Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 10:40:01 AM »
i have looked at the videos and manuel. if there is something about it ,i did not know how to recongize the topic.
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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 10:42:44 AM »
Hi Alex,

Possibly ask this question on their forum? I would think someone there knows how to help?

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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009, 10:48:27 AM »
Hmm....,
 If the drawing is done such that X and Y are at 0 for the origin, then if you have " As Drawn" checked
it will bring the drawing in at that origin. ( see 6.2.3 in manual ). What i do not know is how BoBCAD exports the
drawing and if you need to do something before you export it.
RICH

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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 10:53:11 AM »
Rich, this why I'm advising him to go straight to the BobCad forums as they would surely venture a better guess than I ever could  :D

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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 10:55:38 AM »
Yep, agree,
Last time i used BobCAD was before there was Television!  ;)
RICH
Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 12:04:44 PM »
asked this question on the forum and havent had a reply>
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Re: bob cad with mach 3 question
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 01:03:54 PM »
asked this question on the forum and havent had a reply>
thanks alex

Well that's just sad  :'(

Do a search on the Yahoo forums for the BobCad group and there's also a BobCad forum on the CNC Zone you can try posting your question to as well.

Good luck-
Dave
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