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Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« on: July 18, 2011, 02:01:23 PM »
Hello,

Is there someone in the local Barrie, Ontario, Canada area who can lend a helping hand with calibrating a new Chinese machine I just got? I come from the EMC world and calibrating the machine is a lot easier since I just need to configure the lead screw and motor spec but I am having some problems with MACH3.

I have gone through a MACH3 motor calibration but yet when I follow the process as follows:

(1) Create a 2D drawing in QCAD (DXF)
(2) Export g-code using DXF2GCODE
(3) Open g-code in MACH3

And attached are the strange results I get. It has to do with how a circle or radius is scaled in my opinion.

Thanks,
Sam.

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Re: Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 02:57:19 PM »
Change the IJ mode, you will find it on General Config page.
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Re: Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 03:04:13 PM »
Fcuk - how do you do that? - how do you always get there while I'm still typing?  ;D ;D ;D
 
Re: Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 03:05:10 PM »
Thanks, that worked perfectly!

Sam.

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Re: Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 03:12:35 PM »
Fcuk - how do you do that? - how do you always get there while I'm still typing?  ;D ;D ;D
 


Ha ha , often happens to me as well ;D

Thanks, that worked perfectly!

Sam.


No probs. BTW your code should really have G90.1 or G91.1 at the start so that you will always be in the correct IJ mode no matter what you have set as default on the General Config page.
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Re: Any MACH3 guru in the Barrie, Ontario area?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 03:15:57 PM »
Already made sure this happens in the future :-)