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X axis reversed
« on: July 12, 2015, 05:25:12 AM »
Hi firstly I am totally new to cnc
I have setup mach3 in demo mode and all the axis move in the correct directions via the comp keyboard but when I press tab and call out the jog controls the x-axis moves the wrong direction
If I reverse the direction in the limits page all that does is now the axis moves correct on the jog controls but reversed on the keyboard
The same thing happens if I change the direction in the ports and pins page.
So has anyone got any suggestions as how to cure this.
Many thanks
Bill

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Re: X axis reversed
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 07:13:12 AM »
Hi Bill,

I am not sure you are getting this right because...
Direction relates to how the cutter moves with regard to the work rather than the travel of the machine parts (if I could explain this better then I would).

However, to overcome the particular problem that you mention then you could try reversing the keyboard assignments for the X axis in Config / System Hotkeys.

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Re: X axis reversed
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 07:45:30 AM »
Hi Tweakie that is what I have done
Before I reversed it in the homing page I did a test run on a small disc without cutter using bottom left as the start it went to the left instead of the right but after reversing it was ok.
Cheers
Bill

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Re: X axis reversed
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 08:13:56 AM »
Great stuff Bill, I am pleased you have got it sorted.

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Re: X axis reversed
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 03:53:31 PM »
how do you change the system hotkeys?   when I go there they cant be changed.

doesn't make sense.

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X axis reversed
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 10:34:57 PM »
Why can't they be changed? Just click on whichever axis direction you want to assign a key to, then hit the key you want to use and hit enter. Hot keys should be on the drop down config box.


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