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4th Axix
« on: October 17, 2015, 03:18:44 PM »
Hi everyone.
Since I bought my (2nd hand) router, I've been focused on getting used to the software (Aspire and Mach 3) and using the x, y and z axis. I'd like to try some cylindrical routing now.

It seems to me that I need to tell Mach 3 to use the a axis in stead of the x axis but, short of swapping the plugs, I'm not sure how to do this. Is there a G-code I can add to the start of the code to tell Mach 3 to do this swap?
Re: 4th Axix
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 03:43:13 PM »
For a fourth axis you just need 4-axis G-Code, your CAM should be configurable for this,

 - Nick
Re: 4th Axix
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 05:19:33 PM »
Thanks Nick, I've just found a menu item in Aspire/Gadgets called Wrapped Job Setup which looks like it might solve my problem. Now to get my small brain to expand just a little bit more :-P