Hello,

This is an old post and I am a new user.

Is this still an issue with the Tool Path Display.

I have been having problems interpreting the Tool Path Display.

So I loaded this stupid simple hand written g-code to test movement directions and orientation.

The g-code results for XYZ movement result in a path that is what I expected, and is what I see the machine perform.

The g-code results of A and C rotations result in a path that is unexpected, yet the machine performs as expected.

If the Mach3 Tool Path Display is not adequate to display 5 axis movement, what viewer do you use?

~g-code~

(RS3 Basic code test of the PilotPro Orientation)

(No Spindle Test for Direction and Orientation of XYZAC)

G20

G40

G49

G80

G90

(Test of XY, 2 stair steps, 1 diagonal, return to x-1, y-1)

G54

G0 Z2.0 A0. C0.

G17

G0 X-1.0 Y0.0

G0 Y-1.0

G0 X-2.0

G0 Y-2.0

G0 X-3.0 Y-3.0

G0 X-1.0

G0 Y-1.0

G17

M6

(Test of XYZ, XY box with Z stepping upward)

G0 X-3.0 Y-1.0 Z3.0

G0 X-3.0 Y-3.0 Z4.0

G0 X-1.0 Y-3.0 Z5.0

G0 X-1.0 Y-1.0 Z6.0

M6

(Test of A HEAD, CW)

G0 A5.0

G0 A0.0

G0 A15.0

G0 A0.0

(Test of XYZA)

G0 A15.0

G0 X-3.0 Y-1.0 Z5.0 A45.0

G0 X-3.0 Y-3.0 Z4.0 A90.0

G0 X-1.0 Y-3.0 Z5.0 A45.0

G0 X-1.0 Y-1.0 Z6.0 A15.0

G0 A0.0

M6

(Test of C TABLE, CCW)

G0 C15.0

G0 C-15.0

G0 C90.0

G0 C-90.0

G0 C0.0

M6

(Test of XYZAC, XY moves to center of table, A points to C @90, C rotates 360)

G0 X-4.0 Y-4.0

G0 Z3.0 A90.0

G0 C360.0

G0 X-1.0 Y-1.0 Z6.0 A0.0