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What does 'A-Rotations Enabled' mean?
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:29:23 PM »
I'm setting up my 4th axis (rotary).  In the Toolpath Configuration flyout there is a box for A-Roatations Enabled; should this be checked?  What does it do?

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Re: What does 'A-Rotations Enabled' mean?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 10:35:59 PM »
"A-Rotations Enabled" tells Mach that the toolpath is of a rotary type for visual display purposes.

You must select this and the correct "Axis of Rotation" for the display to correctly represent the rotary toolpath..

Note;  you must also set the "Rotation Radius" DRO to represent the distance that the Z axis origin is offset from the centre of rotation.  Or the displayed toolpath will be out of whack.

Also note; only A axis toolpaths will display.  Not B or C.