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Artcam with mach3 gcode funk issues
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:44:03 AM »
So i have the chance of using a friends artcam prog to design my designs... well the designs are finished and i create tool paths, save them under mach2(inch). Everything is fine and dandy so far. Here is the issue. When I open mach3 and load the gcode, it places the starting Z cords not at 0 but at -0.75. So my starting cut is well below my material thickness. What is really going on here. Is there a setting I'm missing? Either in mach3 or artcam?... Anyone have any hits that could help? Does anyone have the artcam post processor for mach3?

Thanks for your help,

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Re: Artcam with mach3 gcode funk issues
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 08:49:05 AM »
It's not mach 3! I ran into the same problem a while back and it drove me nuts! I finally found out what was going on. In artcam, at each of the toolpath options panel, there is a setting to offset the origin for the toolpath. Make sure they say zero for the x,y & z. I don't have artcam in front of me right now to tell you exactly what the section is called but its where you specify your safe z height.

Good luck!
Re: Artcam with mach3 gcode funk issues
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 11:12:29 PM »

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Goodness I have been pulling my hair out for the last few days. YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!! Thanks SO much!!! I own you one.

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