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why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:21:28 PM »
I'm using a part that I've made before, but I just changed my toolpath strategy.

I started cutting it, didn't like it... so I re-did strategy. loaded new g-code... zeroed my dro... part starts cutting and it's off.

I stop it... look at my x,y it's x.634, y.634.

I go to MDI x0,y0 and table moves like 3 inches in both directions.

I restart computer, and it keeps doing same thing.

What's going on?

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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 07:13:21 AM »
Do you have machine coordinates turned on?
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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:00:00 AM »
They were off.
Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 10:38:57 AM »
It should be off right?

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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 10:41:26 AM »
part starts cutting and it's off.

What do you mean by that? Is it off on the toolpath screen or just from where you think it should be?
Hood
Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 11:09:57 AM »
It's only a 2" by 4" strip of aluminum. I zero part 1/4" in on a corner.

After I stop program, because it is not cutting in the path I want.. I then type x0,y0 in mdi box and machine goes about 2" away on both x,y from original x0,y0. Dro does show 0's

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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 05:19:24 PM »
Can you attach your xml.
Does the toolpath show it to be correct in relation to the work or does it show the toolpath  way off by 2 inch?
Hood
Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 08:01:32 PM »
not allowing me to attach

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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 08:02:57 PM »
copy to your desktop and rename to jonnyquest.xml or something original as the forum will only allow a file name to be used once.
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Re: why would my x0,y0, z0 change after I zero it?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 08:03:17 PM »
this is error i get:

Sorry! There is already an attachment with the same filename as the one you tried to upload. Please rename the file and try again.