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I often jog around with the arrow keys and the Page Up/Page Down buttons.

Those times when I want to ease my spinning cutting bit down to the surface level of a workpiece I lightly touch Page Down a few times. But when I am .03 or .02 inches away from the surface I cannot quickly enough bump the Page Down without the cutting bit plunging below the surface level. I want to be able to tell the machine to go down by a specified distance.

Is there some way in the Mach3 interface where I can simply type in G00 Z -.02 to command the machine to drop down .02 inches?

If so, where do I type this in? ~Or how else can I jog down by these tiny, specified increments?

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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 02:05:09 PM »
You can use the MDI line and command an incremental move.
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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 02:06:05 PM »
Also if you use the TAB flyout screen you can change the Jog to Step mode and choose the amount of that step.
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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 02:11:53 PM »
Great. Thanks a lot. I'm going to try to find those things asap!

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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 02:18:03 PM »
Press the TAB key on your keyboard for the Jog options.

G Code for Incremental moves is G91, so
G91G0Z-0.5
will move -0.5 from where the axis currently is.


G91G0Z0.5
will move up 0.5 from where the axis currently is.

Just remember to shift back to G90 after you have finished moving incrementally to avoid a crash ;)

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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 02:36:51 PM »
Thank you Master Hood,

Works Perfectly. You are too Awesome!!

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Re: Jogging here and there with arrow keys, Page Up and Page Down...?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 03:12:52 PM »
No problem


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