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Mach 3's ability to display 5 Axis tool paths
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:21:54 PM »
Hi

Like the topic says.....Does Mach3 have the ability to display 5 Axis tool paths?

I have converted a mill(3+2) for porting cyl heads. Tool paths are reasonably complexed .

Tested in verification software the paths show correctly but in Mach it seems like the one rotary axis are missing.

The paths is not like completely messed up but that why the question???????

Is this just a display issue in Mach 3?

Thanks

Deon
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Re: Mach 3's ability to display 5 Axis tool paths
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 07:26:00 PM »
HIYA DEON, What type setup are you using?  the standard trunion (a axis) and a rotary (C axis) mounted on the trunion?

DO you have all the toolpaths turned on?

HUM I just looked and it looks like you only get XYZ and A  on toolpath displayed

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« Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 07:31:59 PM by BR549 »
Re: Mach 3's ability to display 5 Axis tool paths
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 04:28:49 AM »
Hi

Yes all Axis are turned on..... At least all axis are physically working under mach3 control.

It is a rock and roll setup. A rotating around the X Axis and B rocking (not a full 360) around the Y Axis.

See the pic for details.

Thanks

Deon
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