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using x3 mill as a lathe
« on: January 25, 2011, 03:29:39 AM »
i am able to run my mill under the control of mach lathe but i dont understand how i can move they y axis. if i had 3 seperate tools clamped on the table how would i zerz each of these. any help would be great
regards mick

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Re: using x3 mill as a lathe
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 03:48:09 AM »
If you have the Y enabled then you should be able to move it. The hotkeys for jogging will be different, in fact they are probably not set up in lathe mode (never looked) but if you go to Config menu then System Hotkeys you could set up the keys you want for Y. I would think that PgUp/PgDn might be best to use as it will likely be they are not used for any other HotKey, but be careful whichever you choose just in case they are already assigned to another function.

If you are needing the DRO for the Y then you will have to add that to a screenset yourself with either Screen4 or MachScreen.

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Re: using x3 mill as a lathe
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 03:57:09 AM »
thank you very much for the prompt reply.
would i be able to save these positions & would this be an offset save?

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Re: using x3 mill as a lathe
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 04:06:28 AM »
Tool offsets would be fine for X and Z but there is no Y so I would think you would need to use fixture offsets for that but I have never messed with it so cant say for sure.
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