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Everything Is Not To Scale (Cutting in a small area)
« on: March 13, 2016, 01:56:04 AM »
Hello again.  I've created some g-code and run it in Mach 3 and seems everything is scaled down in size.  I have Mach 3 configured to imperial (inches).
I use Inkscape to generate the svg file (in inches).  Then I use MakerCAM to create the g-code.  The final output should be about 8" x 3".  But when I run it through Mach 3, it plots it out in a very small area like 2" x 2" or so.  I've tried creating other g-code and they all seem to be scaled down to a very small area also.  Did I miss something in my configuration setup? 
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Everything Is Not To Scale (Cutting in a small area)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 03:07:41 AM »
On the Settings page you will find the Axis Calibration feature - use this to check that you have the Steps Per Unit set correctly for each axis.

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Re: Everything Is Not To Scale (Cutting in a small area)
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 03:18:26 AM »
Thanks for the prompt reply.  I will give that a try.  Sounds like that will be the fix.
Greatly appreciated!   ;D