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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »
Ok the G28Z0 line is telling Mach to go to Home position, are you homing with Z fully down?
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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 11:28:50 AM »
Do you have different lengths in the tool table that would cause different offsets with the G43?
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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 11:33:41 AM »
I found it, there seemed to be an issue as there where zero Z was.. Even though I had set the zero points by clicking Zero X Zero Y Zero Z I needed to click REF ALL HOME for it to look right.. I don't quite understand why that is exactly but it's milling now and that's really all the matters! :)

Thanks for all your help though, no doubt I'll back on here when I try to get all that 3D printing stuff bolted to it next week.

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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 11:35:26 AM »
It is because you never homed so Mach thout the machine zero was way down and the G28Z0 was sending Mach to machine zero.
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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 11:46:25 AM »
I have megnetic switches in -X -Y and +Z, is there an auto homing function to use these? That's hat my previous package did.

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Re: Moving to lower Z point directly after start
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 01:05:09 PM »
You just set them up in Ports and Pins/ Inputs to whatever port and pin you have them connected to.
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