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Re: newbee, steps per stay the same but .125 now = 3.3125
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 03:08:50 PM »
Normally you would need to reset your steps per unit but because you are already getting a 1 inch move when you command a 1 unit move then you will be fine. As said your problem is because Mach thinks the steps per unit you have set are moving it 1mm but its actually moving 1 inch.
So just go to config the Select Native Units change t0 Inch and you will be close.
Suspect really you should have 4000 for each but you can try with your settings first then try at 4000 if they are out a bit.
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Re: newbee, steps per stay the same but .125 now = 3.3125
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2010, 05:24:25 PM »
Hood,
That's it. It is now working. I'll get back to it on Monday. The week end goes to the wife she gives me most of the week. Retirement is good if you don't mind the looks I get from her. so, Monday
Now how can I thank you. if I ever get to Scotland I'll buy you a beer or two at the local establishment. and if you get to Rochester, Mi I'll take to the local pub.
Thanks Again
Jim

PS if you have time another day I have questions, man I have questions. 1024.set is the one I used BTW

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Re: newbee, steps per stay the same but .125 now = 3.3125
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2010, 07:13:07 PM »
The default units in Mach3 is mm. If you don't change it, and set up the machine assuming inches, then MDI and jogging will move the correct amount, but if you run G-code with a G20 in it, it'll move 25.4x too far.
Gerry

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