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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011, 04:10:36 AM »
Just thinking a bit more, do you have home switches?
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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011, 04:27:58 AM »
Sorry! I hope that helps!

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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 04:50:20 AM »
OK just had a quick look at the xml and you dont have home switches so you can use that to your advantage.
If you make sure you are in G54 then jog and touch off a point with the scribe, press RefAll then Zero the DROs, next change to G55 and move the torch to the same point then zero the DROs and thats you set. Each time you want to start a new file from a different location just jog to where you want, make sure you are in G54 and then press RefAll and then Zero DROs. That will set the G54 and machine coords zero and your G55 will have already been set by the first time you did that so no need to re set the G55 offset.
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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011, 01:23:19 PM »
OK just had a quick look at the xml and you dont have home switches so you can use that to your advantage.
If you make sure you are in G54 then jog and touch off a point with the scribe, press RefAll then Zero the DROs, next change to G55 and move the torch to the same point then zero the DROs and thats you set. Each time you want to start a new file from a different location just jog to where you want, make sure you are in G54 and then press RefAll and then Zero DROs. That will set the G54 and machine coords zero and your G55 will have already been set by the first time you did that so no need to re set the G55 offset.
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Finally I have time to concentrate on my tool offset issue. There is probably something I have missed. I am in G54, choosing the point with the torch, then RefAll and Zero Dros. Then G55 and scribe to the same point, then Zero Dros. If I swich to G54 and press Go To zero, then Torch moves to the correct offset position. If I choose some other location with torch, press RefAll and Zero the Dros, then if I swich to G55 and press Go to Zero then scribe moves to the point I originally set the offset. So G55 offset is not fixed to the G54 location. Where did I go wrong?

Thanks!

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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2011, 01:52:51 PM »
Offsets are fixed to the point your RefAll to or in other words Machine Coordinates or G53. Because you dont have home switches what will happen when you press RefAll is it will zero the Machine Coordinates at the position you press RefAll.


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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2011, 02:48:15 AM »
Offsets are fixed to the point your RefAll to or in other words Machine Coordinates or G53. Because you dont have home switches what will happen when you press RefAll is it will zero the Machine Coordinates at the position you press RefAll.


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No Ref All will not Zero Machine Coordinates!

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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2011, 04:07:04 AM »
It will and does if you have AutoZero chosen.
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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 02:18:24 PM »
It will and does if you have AutoZero chosen.
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Yes, now scribe offset works fine - thanks a lot! Would it change a whole offseting concept if I would use home switches?

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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 02:43:37 PM »
If you fit home switches then G52 like Terry mentioned may be your easiest option.
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Re: X, Y offset
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 03:05:38 PM »
If you fit home switches then G52 like Terry mentioned may be your easiest option.
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OK, but is the procedure for setting up offset coordinates for G52 similar to G54/G55?