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Re: Mach 3 configuration--NEWBIE question
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 11:41:55 AM »
Thanks to both of you! I'll certainly follow up on your clues.

I now know why the g-code didn't create a square (also, I've disabled the z-axis), since I'm pen-plotting and don't want to accidently ruin the pen nib.

I think the attached g-code will produce a 5" square.

I'll followup later on your help.

Thanks,
Gerald
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Re: Mach 3 configuration--NEWBIE question
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 11:46:30 AM »
Yes that starts the square at X and Y 2.5 and goes X and Y 7.5 so yes 5 inch square is drawn.
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Re: Mach 3 configuration--NEWBIE question
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 11:50:02 AM »
Hood types faster than me  :'(

5" square indeed and no increasing Z depth  ;)

The square is positioned 2.5" away from your X,0 Y,0 is that intentional ?

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Re: Mach 3 configuration--NEWBIE question
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 11:58:18 AM »
Hood and Tweakie!

Go to the head of the class!  I now can plot/draw a square and it's doing it in the correct direction!  You have solved every CNC issue that I presented this morning.

My hat is off to you both!

Thanks so much!

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Re: Mach 3 configuration--NEWBIE question
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 12:09:32 PM »
Very kind of you Gerald - glad to hear that you have got it sorted.

It's all down to Hood really because he is the master and I think we are all learning from him.

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