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Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2017, 05:44:27 AM »
Hi,

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the Z axis does not move to where I set it
How are you setting it? Just typing in a number may change the DRO but it wont shift an axis. You must
jog or MDI or execute Gcode to shift an axis.

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Plus I noticed when cutting a flat file (not rotary)it doesn't cut the same orientation as it looks on Vectrics
Then one of your axes is in the wrong direction relative to your CAM program.
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Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2017, 05:57:07 AM »
Gday again,
I set the Z axis the same way I set the X & Y.
I use my handheld and jog it to the correct position and in OFFSETS click the X Y Z which transfers the setting over to Work Coordinates but when I try to run a cutting file the Z axis does not move to the set position.

cheers
Trevor
Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2017, 06:02:19 AM »
Hi,
just writing numbers into a DRO or a work offset  does not cause an axis to move.

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I try to run a cutting file the Z axis does not move to the set position.
This won't happen... the Z axis will not magically move it has to be jogged or MDIed or under Gcode control.

Craig
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Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 06:10:21 AM »
Gday Craig,
Do you have a 4th axis?
If so I will download my cutting file so you can give it a go.

Trevor
Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2017, 06:14:06 AM »
Hi,
no 4th axis.

Craig
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Re: Work coordinates
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2017, 06:15:55 AM »
Anyway thanks for your help.

cheers

Trevor