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9 axis controller? Mach4 questions as well.
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:51:41 PM »
I may be building a custom machine in the near future.

One of my requirements is to use standard G-code to run it. It will have multiple spindles and multiple axis control.
Up to 6 axis is easy as I can simply call X, Y, Z, A, B, C and do what ever I want even using Mach3 to do so (Right?).
However I would like more axis control if needed. I have seen G-code references that add U, V, W.
Are these part of the standard G-code world?
Will Mach4 be able to read these and move up to 9 axis?
I see somewhere in the Mach4 page it states up to 6 separate coordinate systems. So does that mean 6*6 (36) axis? if so how do I address this via the code I send it?