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Area preview
« on: May 13, 2016, 10:38:19 AM »
Hello

I am sorry if this has already been answered but after searching I found nothing, so, can someone please tell me, is there a way in Mach 3 to preview the XY area that job is going to take ?

I mean physically make the machine go around the job boundaries

I also have a laser cutter and it can be done with it and it is a nice feature, is it possible also with mach 3 ?

Thank you

Bruno

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Re: Area preview
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 04:32:27 PM »
You can look at the table view if you have home switches and soft limits set up. What that will show is your working area and the position within that area where your part is located. If your part would take you out with the working area then you would see it.

If you want the machine to physically move round you would have to write yourself a macro and call that macro.
The macro would look at the program limits DROs and command moves.
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