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ventric problem
« on: November 02, 2012, 09:47:32 PM »
I just made a new Gcode file using ventric 2d. When i load it into mach3 the whole thing is shrunk left to right. looks fine in Ventrics but does not work in Mach3. I am VERY new to CNC and Mach 3 so any help is appreciated.

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 05:14:42 AM »
Hi Magicman,

Try this test piece.

If it does not come out square then you may have your steps per unit incorrectly set for your X or Y axis or possibly your X and Y Scale DRO's are not both set to the same value (typically 1.0000).

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 08:59:55 AM »
I used a g0x24 and then measured with a tape and it was acurate. I will try the file though.
Re: ventric problem
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 09:12:51 AM »
here is the file i made.

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 10:31:15 AM »
Did the test piece, I posted the code for, come out square ?

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 03:20:24 PM »
Yes i tested the code and yes it gave me a square within a square 3.75 x 3.75 (with a 1/2 bit)

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 02:39:18 AM »
Yes i tested the code and yes it gave me a square within a square 3.75 x 3.75 (with a 1/2 bit)

Then it appears the problem lies within your Vectric layout or the Vectric GCode generation.
Which of the Vectric post processors are you using ??

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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 07:10:56 AM »

Then it appears the problem lies within your Vectric layout or the Vectric GCode generation.
Which of the Vectric post processors are you using ??


I doubt it's a Cut2D issue. A screen shot would help, but the code appears to look OK in Mach3 here. All of Vectric's products write good code 100% of the time.

Magicman, can you post a screenshot of what you see in Cut2D and what you see in Mach3?
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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 07:42:45 AM »
Just a thought are you using the correct post processor??
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Re: ventric problem
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 09:10:08 AM »
I am exporting to Mach2/3 ATC Arcs (inch). I have also tried Mach2/3 Arcs (inch)