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Noob Set-up for 4 Axis Hotwire Foam Cutting
« on: June 09, 2012, 12:26:38 PM »
I am OH SO CLOSE to being able to cut foam wings with Mach3....  I've got a custom screen set that Sam Harbold created.... it has on-screen buttons for jogging the towers, and everything is working welll..... FORWARD makes both towers run forward... UP makes both wire supports go upward.

The problem is that the DRO's for the horizontal ( X axis) are reversed.  Forward makes the numbers go more negative.....
AND... if I load an actual cutting project,  the wire starts at zero and then runs AWAY from the part, towards the front of the machine.

How can I tell the animated screen, and the DRO's to reverse themselves in the horizontal axis ?

Thanks!

-Taylor

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Re: Noob Set-up for 4 Axis Hotwire Foam Cutting
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 02:08:35 PM »
IF you want it to match the toolpath display you must config the axis to run in the proper direction . IF it is running backwards to teh dispaly and Gcode then flip the horizonal direction.

YOU cannot change the display orintation.

Just a thought, (;-)