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Offline Psad

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Still do not understand "GO TO" button operation
« on: September 03, 2006, 09:51:29 AM »
Guys I’m still having problems making the ‘GO TO” button operate in a consistent manner.  I obviously don’t understand how it is supposed to work.
What I thought should happen is it would work to go to any position desired (like a G0 x?? y??).  What if tried is as follows.

Zero all axis using “GO To Z”
Press “GO TO” it starts flashing.
Input  on X axis 1.000”.
Hit enter X axis reads 0.000”
Press “GO TO” it stops flashing.
X Axis now reads 1.000”but does not move.

What am I doing wrong.??????
I would think is would be 

Zero all axis using “GO To Z”
Press “GO TO” it starts flashing.
Input  on X axis 1.000”.
*** Hit enter X axis reads 1.000”
Press “GO TO” it stops flashing.
*** X Axis moves to 1.000”.

Again What am I doing wrong.??????
feeling pretty stupid abuut now

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Re: Still do not understand "GO TO" button operation
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 09:07:11 AM »
to go is Distance to go :) this will tell you howmuch the axis needs to move to finish a move when you are running a program.

hope that helps
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Re: Still do not understand "GO TO" button operation
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 09:25:11 AM »
YA know i looked at that button a hundred times and always saw "go to" not "to go".
Once your rmind is made up do not try to confuse it with facts.

Now that I feel reallly stupid what are the chances of easily getting a function like I talked about.
Is there one of the wizards that will help me.  just a simple "go to" since hand cragks are hard to turn with power on the stepping motors. 

Hood

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Re: Still do not understand "GO TO" button operation
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 12:20:00 PM »
You can do that on the MDI screen, just type in G0 X2 and it will move a rapid to that position, type in  G1 X2 Y3 Z-1 F20 and it will move to that position at that feedrate etc etc etc

Hood