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micro control with keypad
« on: August 03, 2011, 09:46:25 AM »
I am trying to drill a very small hole with my cnc router. However, I am not sure how to set up Mach 3 for very fine xyz movements when I am trying to zero the tool. I am using a keypad and the "key grabber" for the movements. However , I'd like to be able to push a key and translate either xyz into very, very fine movements, i.e., .001 at a time. I hope I don't have to change the motor or driver configuration settings.

thanks
tc

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Re: micro control with keypad
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 11:16:19 AM »
Hello, tc,

The manual explains this better than I could. It's on page 3-5 of the "Using Mach 3 Mill" manual. Under the Heading 3.3 "Jogging"

Basically you can set it up so that you can move any distance you want using the Jog control in the increment/step setting.

Dave
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Re: micro control with keypad
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 12:08:44 PM »
USe the Jogging pop out control panel (TAB)

Set MODE to "single step"

Set the Jog mode to "Step"

Set the CycleJog Step to ".001"

Now each time you press the axis jog key it moves .001"

When you are done reset the JogMOde back to continuous.

Hope that helps, (;-) TP