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Mach3 cutting everything backward
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:29:06 PM »
Mach3 is cutting everything backwards.

Newbie here.....Just purchased Mach3.
If anyone can help, I finally got an item cut out (6" miniature guitar), but it is cut out backwards.
Anyone have a similar problem and Solution?

Thanks for your replies.
Dale

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Re: Mach3 cutting everything backward
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 04:51:05 PM »
Sounds like you have your direciton backwards.  G-code follows a standard convention and you will want to learn about the right hand rule to set your machine up properly.

http://www.cncexpo.com/Cartesian.aspx

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Re: Mach3 cutting everything backward
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 05:30:16 PM »
Thanks for your reply, but it's 4 days later and still do not have a clue.
If it helps, I purchased my machine from mydiycnc.com (small desktop).
    Generalized answers are no good to this nubie.
If only I can find someone to give me step by step instruction....
Thanks.
Dale

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Re: Mach3 cutting everything backward
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 06:57:50 PM »
Your axis are setup backwards. Go to Config > Homing/Limits and check the Reverse box for the axis cutting backwards.
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Re: Mach3 cutting everything backward
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 07:04:34 PM »
Thanks Gerry

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