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Tool path selection A Rotation
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:16:55 PM »
Hello

I'm trying to understand the Tool Path display.

My machine setup is B Head C Table.
In the Mach3 Toolpath setting, there is a check box for A axis and orientation choice.
Do I want A Rotation Enabled Checked (On) and Z axis checked (On)?
That seems like the obvious, but I cant see any difference in the toolpath display when I have G-Code loaded with C Table paths.
What does this setting get me? Show me?
The manual states little;
"The A-axis values let you specify the position and orientation of the A-axis if it is configured as rotary
and the display is enabled by the A Rotations checkbox."

I'm using Fusion360 and the 5axisMaker Post Processor for Mach3.

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Re: Tool path selection A Rotation
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
Hello,

My previous question was directed to Customer Support as it is a User Interface question.
Is there anybody from Mach3 Customer Support on this forum?
Or do I need to use the email route for this kind of question?

Thank you

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Re: Tool path selection A Rotation
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 11:55:31 AM »
I believe that the toolpath display will only work correctly with a rotary A axis.
I don't think it can do anything with your B and C axis.

If you want to talk to Artsoft support, go through their website. http://support.machsupport.com/
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Re: Tool path selection A Rotation
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 12:04:27 PM »
Thank you Gerry