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Re: Beginners help need with CNC
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 02:59:21 PM »
Soft Limits


Circle G Code



I found this particular vectric sample gcode on a forum, I haven't actually made any gcode myself in vectric although I plan to learn this weekend.

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Re: Beginners help need with CNC
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 03:11:28 PM »
Are you zeroing the Z axis at the surface of the material?

BTW was the g-code made for the same material / cutter you are using, things can get ugly if using settings that are way off ;)
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Re: Beginners help need with CNC
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 05:40:35 PM »
I think there is a work coordinates setup error on the user end.

I have use Vectric Aspire with a 3040 router and mach3.  no issues.

Where and how are you zeroing your WORK zero points?  Are you moving the tool over a corner and zeroing X and Y work cords.?  Z Axis zeroed with the endmill on the top of the part?  If you are trying to use the HOME position to run the G code from it will never work.
Re: Beginners help need with CNC
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2016, 11:36:27 AM »
Finally was able to get it working.....here was the problem


That should not have been green. I originally followed the tutorial on soft limit setup on instructables.com and the guy there had it green. After watching the above youtube video I posted earlier again, I noticed he had it red. Thanks for everybody's help on this silly little issue.

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Re: Beginners help need with CNC
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2016, 11:47:09 AM »
Nice one, now the fun starts.....
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