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Zero CAD to CAM
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:26:25 AM »
I am trying to use Mach 3 to plot from a dxf file onto ply. As I have limited travel relative to the job size I am splitting the job into 4 segments and plotting 4 times moving the job each time within the machine travel area.
Its obviously necessary to get the 0-0 point correct for each segment  ie TR, BR, TL & BL

I thought this would be easy. I am using AutoCAD LT then LazyCAM to generate the G code.
The process works fine except for the zero problem.

As a trial, I have just created a 50mm dia circle with the centre at 0-0 on the dwg.
When this is processed and then loaded to Mach 3 the 0-0 point is not in the centre. It is at the corner of a rectangle of the dia size.
Why does it not carry over the 0-0 point from the drawing ?
What do I need to do to achieve this ?

Thanks Geoff

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Re: Zero CAD to CAM
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 06:51:39 AM »
Geoff,
Tick the box next to "As Drawn" located in the Setup Tab / Loading Option.

RICH
Re: Zero CAD to CAM
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
Rich,
Many thanks. it now does exactly what I want.

Geoff

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Re: Zero CAD to CAM
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 06:36:12 PM »
Merry Christmas........... ;)

RICH
Re: Zero CAD to CAM
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 03:00:33 AM »
You to &- best wishes for 2015

Thanks again.

Geoff