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Offline jzak3

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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2011, 05:43:53 PM »
yes it moved out to the 0,0 work area and the coordinates were correct  huh go figure  but I will have to repeat the same process to create a g55- g56 correct? and is there any way to turn on the cutter comp by chance? would this one be located in the port and pins menu under mill options and then I would have to uncheck that box also for the g41/42 to work? Thanks again.

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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2011, 06:39:22 PM »
No you should be able to type into the offset DROs I would think. I never do it that way but will load the standard screenset and mess around with them in a bit to make sure, busy testing something else at the moment.
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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »
Ok just tested the offsets on the offset page and they seem to work fine.
Pressed the G55 button then entered values into the X and Y DRO and then shut down Mach, restarted Mach and MDI G55 and the Offset Position in the DROs were correct.
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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2011, 08:35:38 PM »
Thank you very much I do appreciate all your help, One last thing, why is it when ever I download a DXF file from this web site you receive the file but when it comes time for cutting it's all garbbled or distortted or you are only able to cut half the part?

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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2011, 02:57:26 AM »
Not sure what you are meaning exactly, dxf needs to be converted to code via CAM but I presume you are doing that. If you are only seeing half of  a part in Mach then it could be you dont have a licence, the demo of Mach is restricted to 500 lines of code.
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Re: tool offsets questions - G41/G42 and G43 behaviour
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2011, 09:22:04 AM »
Actually I use the vectric software so I can run a simulation in it and see how it turns out and that i have the settings correct before I waste the material, It will show the whole part but for some reason it will not send over the entire g-code for it I figured that there might be some licencing deal. Oh well Thanks A million.