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I use ArtCam JewelSmith 2008, with a 3 axis mill.  I save all my toolpaths to an .mmg file.  Once I switched to Mach3 with a new 4 axis mill, my Z is going crazy.  My CAD software will save my work to about a hundred different G-code files so what is the best one to use with Mach3?  My mill is a Taig with Gecko stepper motors.  any help is appreciated.  Chuck

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Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 05:37:23 PM »
I know nothing about ArtCam, but you should be using a pp configured for Mach so you get the correct gcode posted.
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Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 05:42:22 PM »
thanks for the reply rich.  what is a 'pp'?
Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 05:44:00 PM »
the version of Artcam I have offers Mach2mm.cnc, but that also caused my Z to nosedive through my wax.

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Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 05:49:53 PM »
Seems like that post processor from the file description may be for Mach version 2? ( which is very old ) and is for metric units.

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Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 07:24:29 PM »
it is.  my CAD software is 2008 and only supports Mach 2.  Any suggestions?
Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »
Try this post 3 axis artcam, creates a .txt file
Re: Just switched from Art to Part to Mach3 and my Z is going crazy
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 03:06:35 PM »
I am unable to open the MyRouter-3axis3.zip file that you attached.  My laptop does not have the required program to read it.