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Offline Toad

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« on: March 02, 2016, 05:32:54 PM »
Hi all, got a simple question.
When mach finishes a job, it goes to zero and stops. Where do I go to select a different  coordinates for it to go to?

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Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 05:43:52 PM »
It goes where the g-code tells it to go. So you need to change it in whatever you're using to create your g-code.
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Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 05:45:01 PM »
Assuming you're using Mach3 Mill, after your gcode has returned you to 0,0, and some Z value, or you have hit 'ref all home', select the tab 'MDI Alt2' and use the box right of 'Input' to enter a on line gcode command such as G01 F20 X1 Y-2.

Hope I understood your question.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 05:46:37 PM by rhtuttle »

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Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 02:14:27 AM »
On my setup, I use SheetCam and that has an option for Park Position - it places this coordinate at the end of the job.
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Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 09:55:07 AM »
thanks all, that helps.
Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 07:24:59 AM »
Just open up your Gcode using notepad and scroll down to the end of the code.  Put whatever coordinates you want your stop position to be at the end.  Then make sure there is one blank line at the end of your code or Mach won't read it.

You can do that from inside Mach by using the edit Gcode button or just go to the folder and open using notepad.

I use Vectric to generate my code so instead of doing this on every single file I generate I just changed the coordinates in the post processor itself.  Do you use Vectric VCarve Pro?

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Re: REFERENCE
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 03:38:10 PM »
I am using Aspire 8