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text with mach3 HELP!
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:04:05 PM »
I have been trying to machine text with mach3 but no matter how or where I generate the g-code the output does not match what is on the screen can someone tell me an easy way to do text I have pulled all my hair out. I have attached a photo of what I get every time I try text
text with mach3 HELP!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 03:09:01 PM »
Are you using the engraving wizard or trying to hand generate gcode?  I recommend F-engrave as a free package to generate engraving gcode from text.


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Re: text with mach3 HELP!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 06:57:22 PM »
Your machine has a tremendous amount of backlash, for one thing. You need to fix that first.

And post a pic of what it's supposed to look like.
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Re: text with mach3 HELP!
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 03:59:56 AM »
Are you using the engraving wizard or trying to hand generate gcode?  I recommend F-engrave as a free package to generate engraving gcode from text.


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I tried F-engrave and the results were worse it is the scribble on the bottom of the photo I will upload a photo of what it was to look like later today
Re: text with mach3 HELP!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 04:08:20 AM »
Your machine has a tremendous amount of backlash, for one thing. You need to fix that first.

And post a pic of what it's supposed to look like.

can you tell me what is backlash and how do I fix it thanks
Re: text with mach3 HELP!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 04:04:17 AM »
Hi all got this sorted at last while looking for answers on backlash I found that my mach3 had set backlash to 2 in the x and 2 in the y I had not done this so don't know if this is a program default so I set them both to 0 and I am now getting exactly what is on screen. I am now very happy thanks for the replies.
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