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Offline Tarak

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Radius Compensation
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:31:12 AM »
Hi Guys,
A while back I made a machine similar to a cylndrical grinder, it is basically the same config as a lathe, except for the toolpath display.
Z = length
It works great.
I try to use radius compensation and it gives me the following error:

"Cannot turn cutter radius comp on out of XY planeline 7"

I'm guessing I have something set wrong, assuming you can use the radius compensation for the lathes.
I've attached my General settings, I've highlighted a section that confuses me, if I set this to XZ, it just returns to XY next time I open it, what exactly is this for?

Offline RICH

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Re: Radius Compensation
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 08:20:52 AM »
The active plane for a lathe is X-Z.  G18 defines the plane to be used.