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Defining workpiece units in toolpath display.
« on: July 02, 2012, 08:40:06 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm new to Mach3Turn and I'm wondering how I can setup in the toolpath display, a simple rectangular work piece with a specific height and width. i.e .5" wide and 2.450" wide just so when I'm playing around with the MDI I can see a workpiece.

Thanks alot!
Re: Defining workpiece units in toolpath display.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 08:44:33 PM »
In otherwords, how can I make a part of x and z inches appear in the toolpath display for me to practice MDI on?
Re: Defining workpiece units in toolpath display.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 09:30:26 PM »
AFAIK, the tool path display only displays tool paths, not work pieces.  You could write some G-code to draw the lines that you want though to fake it out.

e.g. I think this would do it:

G01 X2.45 F100
Y0.5
X0
Y0
M30

Beware that this is very quick and dirty code with no safety block and no Z movement.  It would not cut the part you describe as it doesn't have any tool diameter compensation.