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Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:46:16 AM »
I saw in a YouTube that if you press "Ctrl" and move X Y or Z. It will move .001 at a time. I have tried this and it works on this PC. But the PC that my CNC is hooked to will not do the .001 move. If I press "Ctrl" on the CNC-PC the DRO starts moving an will not stop until I press reset.  I tried to reinstall Mach3 with no change. Both PCs are running Mach3 version R3.043.056 W/ Mach2010 screenset. It's not mandatory that I be able to use the .001 move, but I can see where it would come in handy at times. Am I missing a setting somewhere on the CNC-PC?

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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 10:53:48 AM »
Check the size of the step you have, it could be you have a large step distance. On the standard screen you can get that by pressing the Tab on your keyboard, no idea if its the same on Gerrys screenset.
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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 02:07:59 PM »
If I press 'Tab' it brings up the MPC Mode.

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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 02:10:56 PM »
As said I do not know anything about that screenset but if there is a DRO with step size or something similar then make sure it is set to 0.001  if that is what you want.
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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 02:34:55 PM »
Hood
You right AGAIN
My step increments was set at 6.0000. Changed to .001 But ................... the .0001 changes.  But now I know where I need to look. The problem now is it will not change a whole number like .001 but .0009 or

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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 02:37:54 PM »
What are your steps per unit, it could be Mach can not physically move 0.001.
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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 03:19:10 PM »
Under Motor Turning
Steps per
X = 1420.682611
Y = 1422.456593
Z = 1602.187457

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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 03:48:06 PM »
The X is 0.000704 approx per step so Mach could not move 0.001 exactly as it can only step in increments of 0.000704
Your other axes would be similar.
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Re: Moving 'Z' .001 at a time
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 06:57:35 PM »
With the 2010 Screenset, if you set up your jog increments on the Settings tab, you can cycle through them with the + and - keys while on the Jog Tab. You can use the "End" key to toggle between continuous ans step jog modes.
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