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Help for the new guy...Metric, I think
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:58:59 PM »
Hi,
I just got my first cnc machine(Romaxx) and I'm having a problem.
I am new to this cnc stuff so this may be a dumb question.
I created my drawing in Autocad in inches.
Opened in Vcarve, units set to inches.
I saved my toolpath through Vcarve, post processor 'Mach2/3 ATC Arcs(inch)'
Opened it up in Mach3, made sure my native units was in inches.
Configured Mach 3 per Romaxx.

Go to cut a sample and while it should be around 7" square, it's about 1" square.
I'm thinking there may be another metric setting that is causing the problem.
Any thoughts?
thanks David

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Re: Help for the new guy...Metric, I think
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »
Sounds like your steps/unit are set wrong. Can you post some sample code and the .dxf to make sure that's not the issue?
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Re: Help for the new guy...Metric, I think
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 10:55:03 PM »
Thanks Gerry,
I looked over the cad file and it looks good.
The steps/units seem like a plausible place to look, contacted Romaxx so we'll see.
I'll post my results as it may help someone later.