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axis reference problems
« on: February 24, 2011, 04:23:09 PM »
I set my homing limits up at x=0, y=23, z=3.5.  This represents the rear left corner of my table, i.e. x=0, y=0 is at the front left of my table.  I home my machine and set the DRO's to read at my home limits.   After I make any kind of move and rehome my DRO's are not at my set up home limits.  Consequently when ever I try to repeat a machining operation the operation happens at a different location even though I have not changes the g code.  What am I doing wrong?  Thanks for any help.

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Re: axis reference problems
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 05:43:31 PM »
Ok machine coords are normally when the tool is lower left corner and fully up in Z, that will represent X,Y and Z zero. Because your home switches are not in these locations you need to set up Home Off values in Homing and Limits page. The values you set are the distance that each axis is away from the machine coords zero. When you home the machine coords will then be set to that home off value.
Pressing the zero at the side of the X, Y Z DROs doesnt alter the machine coords, it sets a work offset zero position so that you can zero at any point which is convenient for the work in hand, the machine coords stay unchanged and thus Mach still knows where it is in relation to your axis travels..

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Re: axis reference problems
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 07:28:58 PM »
Use the "Home Offset" in Config > Homing/Limits to automatically set the DRO's to the desired value when homing.
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Re: axis reference problems
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 02:30:02 PM »
thanks for the information.