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Offline geone

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change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« on: September 18, 2011, 11:20:43 AM »
Is there a way to change the machine directional movement to match the arrow direction of the keyboard (jog only)
thanks
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Re: change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 11:29:19 AM »
You can change it from Config menu Then System Hotkeys. However it should be set right as it is the direction of the tool in the work that you should be thinking of rather than the table direction but entirely up to you if you feel the need to change ;D.
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Re: change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 11:30:55 AM »
There sure is.

Config / System Hotkeys is the place to go to make your choices but remember that the usual convention is that jog is tool direction relative to the work not table direction.

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Re: change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 02:23:52 PM »
thanks for the info.....just an aside...my right arrow should move the X axis to the right (right)?  they are just opposite now.

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Re: change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 03:27:05 PM »
Just a note: it should move the TOOL to the right not neccessariily the table. It depends on what type machine it is as to which way it moves to be correct.   For example Bed/Bridge mills are backwards to knee mills.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: change machine direction of arrow controls on keyboard
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 12:41:08 PM »
this is a router that I built...I have set the origin to the 0-0 at the front left corner (facing the machine).  all other axis work as expected and now so does the X ... thanks again