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X Y Setup
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:32:48 AM »
I Am so Confused

I have my machine set up!

The X Home switch is on the left.
The Y Home switch is to the back.

So if i home the machine it goes to the back left  (Z goes high)
 
Now the documentation (Using Mach3 Mil)l (P7-2)(P7-3) shows x0 y0 as the front left (Z High)

Now i can trick the machine to set (Y0) to the front by setting the (home offset)
in (Config)-(Homing/Limits)  to = Y=(-11.5) Z=(- 0.5) X=(1.0)
Note: This trick also helps me with keeping me clear of crashing because I'm using a G100 and
soft limits are not yet functional.


The machine homes Y to the back of the machine,
 then moves Y to the front and preforms a Zero.

Jog arrow keys function correctly
Now Machine cords X0-Y0 = Front Left

Is this the right way to do this
Or should i just ignore the machine cords
and let it home to the back
Since the offsets can be set any where
What is the best Practice to learn?

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Re: X Y Setup
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007, 03:14:24 AM »
Hi, Cybertek

Move the Y Switch. ?

Under Config, Home & limits, "Check" the Home Neg for your Y axis.

Should do It, Chip
Re: X Y Setup
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007, 07:58:16 PM »
I know how to change it
I am asking for the best way to set it up

And i suspect the answer is ignore the machine coords

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Re: X Y Setup
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007, 09:31:39 PM »
Hi, Cybertek

Ignore it all, should work fine.

Go figure all the answers,.x-,y-,z+, Home.

I'm Confused, Chip