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Newbie with a question on Z axis
« on: August 22, 2016, 04:15:53 PM »
Just new to the mach3 software, my problem is when in the middle of a program and want to go back to zero the Z axis drags across the work piece. My question is? Is there a way of putting the Z axis into a safe mode or homing first before X & Y axis move. 

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Re: Newbie with a question on Z axis
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 05:50:38 PM »
Look at the Safe Z setup from Config menu. If you home the Z then best option is machine coords and set just below fully up, ie 0.5mm or imperial equivalent.
If you do not have home switches then probably the best option is set it in work coords and set it high enough above Z0 to clear your normal kinds of setup/clamps etc.

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Re: Newbie with a question on Z axis
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 04:14:45 PM »
Thanks Hood.
Set the program up this evening and its working grand, as being a newbie I'll be learning by mistakes.
Again thanks