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My job wont show up on my table?
« on: October 22, 2016, 03:52:13 PM »
Hello

I changed the coordinates on my machine and the side that it homes to.  I now have my gantry set up as X and length as Y, Questions are as follows
1) Stand at front of machine and look at the gantry and router when I press the up arrow the gantry moves back to the homing end.
2) On the 1st page of mach3 when I go to the full table on display mode it shows my work off the table left and lower of the table

Don
Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 03:53:56 PM »
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Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 04:11:29 PM »
You have some axis set up backwards.
Did you change any of the jog arrow key assignments?
If your facing the gantry, and the home switch is at the far end (away from you), then you should uncheck home negative, as the switch is at the positive end of the Y axis.

Which side of the gantry is your home switch on? You have it set to home to the left?
Does it move left when you click the left arrow?

Also, your Z axis should not have Home Negative checked, as the Z home switch should be at the positive end (up).
Gerry

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Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 10:48:58 PM »
Hello Gerry

Sorry about the double post didn't mean for that to happen.  I think I found a wire that was connected wrong.  The box is a cncrouterparts cpr500 older box with the stereo connectors thus the x-x+ connect into the same connectors.  It didn't seem to change where the work lined up?

   I don't think I changed any of the jog arrow key assignments as im not sure how to do that.  Is that what is needed for that problem? 

I unchecked the home to negative button and now the gantry wants to go to the front of machine to home?  When i stand at the front of the machine my home is on the right hand side and what I call the rear of the machine.

Should I send you pictures of my set up?
Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 08:51:52 PM »
So I think I have things straightened out now but one problem.  When I home the machine My Y and A axis contacts home switches I think properly then the X axis contacts the switch.  The thing that seems wrong is then the A axis bumps the switch again?????????

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Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 08:55:11 PM »
You need to edit the homing script, to remove the command to home the A axis.
Gerry

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Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 08:59:45 PM »
Hummmmm that will be a learning experience, never done that before is there a resource that I can access in order learn.  I have watched the videos and never seen that. 

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Re: My job wont show up on my table?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 09:42:56 PM »
Are you using the stock screenset?
If so, go to the Operator menu, and choose "Edit Button Script". Then click the Ref All button, and the script editor should open.

To Home an individual axis, use DoButton(x). Axis numbers are as follows:
X=22
Y=23
Z=24
A=25
B=26
C=27

example:
To Home Z, then X, then Y, the script would be:

DoButton(24)
DoButton(22)
DoButton(23)

To Home multiple axis' at the same time, use RefCombination(x). Add the axis codes together to get the value to use.
X=1
Y=2
Z=4
A=8
B=16
C=32

example:
To home X and Y together, then Z, use:

RefCombination(3)
DoButton(24)
Gerry

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