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Mastercam to Mach Problems
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:03:03 PM »
Using Mastercam x4 and the mach3 post, mach3 will not load my code without errors unless I go into config and set it to incremental mode. Could someone tell me how to make mastercam output code with absoloute coordinates ? Do I have to make a change in mastercam or is the the post processor I need to change ?

Would be greatful for any help as i'm a bit new to all this stuff.

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Re: Mastercam to Mach Problems
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 06:21:19 AM »
Post one of your code files then we can see what needs changing.

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Re: Mastercam to Mach Problems
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 06:36:34 PM »
I've had another play and it seems there are two settings; Distance mode and IJ Mode. My distance mode is set to absolute and my IJ mode is set to incremental - with these settings everyting works. Setting IJ mode to absolute stopped it working. I'm not sure what IJ mode is or does but maybe that doesnt matter so long as it works.  ???
Re: Mastercam to Mach Problems
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 05:06:28 PM »
I’m getting some glitch too.....
I’m Getting : “ Radius to end of arc differs from radius to startLine” ...and it’s NOT so, based on the drawing !?!
How & where is this “ IJ ” mode so I can try to change it to see if this will help me ??
Thanks in advance.
Robert   ;)
Re: Mastercam to Mach Problems
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 08:50:19 AM »
Doopss…
Another one who is not sharp !
I must of read it zillon times, but never really saw it (IJ mode that is )
Now, timid to admit, got it  :-[
Thanks anyway, Later