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X & Y offset--what am I doing wrong here?
« on: November 14, 2010, 01:37:18 PM »
I am using free version Lazycam (Version3.002) & mach3 but for  some unknown reasons ,any DXF  file;
i. downloaded from this forum
ii. generated using any software that output a dxf

    cuts fine on the first pass.However on the subsequent  passes to achieve the required depth,the x & y offset by some amount

   However,all dxf files from my cad software(Autodesk Architectural desktop 3.3) goes through my unregistered lazycam software to a registered mach3 to a finished cut with no problem.what am i doing wrong here?
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Re: X & Y offset--what am I doing wrong here?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 02:37:07 PM »
Can't pocket or offset with an unlincensed LC.
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Re: X & Y offset--what am I doing wrong here?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 04:03:40 PM »
Am not trying to do anything offsetting.For instance,  downloaded a dxf file for spur gear the forum,used lazycam & posted gcode to mach3.The 1st pass was ok.But the 2nd & 3rd passes were off from the 1st one.There are no play in my X and Y axis. Other items designed on my autodesk cad software and run thru LC does ok thru all passes
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Re: X & Y offset--what am I doing wrong here?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 05:24:43 PM »
Post the dxf file of the spur gear which you downloaded from somewhere.
Post the lcam file from LC which was used to post code to Mach. ( you will need to save it as a lcam file out of LC)
Post the g code for the file, the code exactly used by Mach to cut the file.
Post your xml file.

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