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Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 03:58:06 AM »
Yes I know what you mean, often get questions about rotating the toolpath view so that it works the way people have there axis set up. Simple answer is the toolpath view conforms to convention and if your machine is non conventional you either live with it or make it conform ;D

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Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2010, 05:44:14 AM »
I'm thinking also, if i get some software to engrave on a round surface, wont everything be upside down if A axis is reversed from "standard"?

Why not just get hooked up correctly the first time.

my 2 cents.

Thanks for the info. hope to be testing this axis in the next week or so.

Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 08:53:31 AM »
Haaaah...finally found it.
This is the best illustration I've seen.
(I think I'll put it where I wont loose it again)
Russ

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Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 10:05:38 AM »
My thinking on this is that you want the material to move in such a way as the cutter cut as if it was machining on the normal X or Y axis.

So if your A is in line with the X you are replacing the Y axis, if + moves are away (tool movement) from the front of the machine then the top of the stock would need to rotate towards you, anti clockwise if the rotary is on the left of the table.

Basically as the diagrams have shown.

Steve

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Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 11:13:00 AM »
Russ,
Maybe put them in the Members Docs along with the right hand rule info.
RICH
Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 11:44:48 AM »
Hey....good idea Rich.
DONE !
It should make a good reference...and I wont loose it there. ::)

(I actually feel like I've made an official contribution.......it feels good.)
Thanks,
Russ :)

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Re: A axis setup ?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 12:02:18 PM »
RUSS,
Good going as i will need a pic for a write up i am picking away at.
Steal with pride from the best of the best!

Jump into the recent rotary posts, you'll be able to increase your contributions and get an A
on next the next report card.  ;D The spider has cast his web!  >:D
RICH