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Best tutorials on setup & operation
« on: July 24, 2019, 09:54:53 AM »
Hi, not new to Mach3, but previous project was 12 years ago.
Have to relearn it for a PC Board prototyping system.
Sorry, but the official manual isn't a lot of help - no description of the settings tab for one.

So A 2-fer: 1> What's the best resource for learning & using Mach3?
2> There is an interaction between Machine Coordinates numbers and Tool Offset.
  I can't get them both to be zero when the platen is where I want home / zero to be.
  If I manually move away and then Goto Zero, it touches my zero then moves out that Coordinate or Offset amount.
  I will be setting an offset for media clamping, but want to understand how they are set and used.
  What am I missing?  Thanks in advance, Kevin
Re: Best tutorials on setup & operation
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 08:46:50 PM »
Hi,

I'm also new to mach3 and this site. I notice that your post is now about 11 months old, has been read 205 times and as far as I can see there are zero replies posted. I cannot find any information about setting up mach3, this site came up in a google search, but seems short on basic setup information. If this site is set up specifically for mach3 I must be looking in the wrong places, I"ll keep looking. I did post elsewhere on this site but as yet also have zero replies, that post is only 1 day old. I would appreciate any help to locate some mach3 setup information. Thanks in advance.

Rob

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Re: Best tutorials on setup & operation
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 12:57:56 AM »
Hi Rob,

The Mach3 product manuals are here;  https://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/product-manuals/
You may also like to check out the Video tutorials;  https://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/videos-tutorials/
and the F.A.Q.  https://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/f-a-q/

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Re: Best tutorials on setup & operation
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 03:08:09 AM »
Thanks for the quick and informative reply. This is the first time I've used my mill with the newly installed digital drivers, controllers and mach3. It's been converted from the old Fanuc control system. It's now moving around fine thanks. My Soft Limits issue is now resolved and I've run a few of the wizard programs in mach3, cutting only fresh air for now :)

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Re: Best tutorials on setup & operation
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 03:13:10 AM »
Hi Rob,

Excellent result, there will be no stopping you now  ;)

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Re: Best tutorials on setup & operation
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 08:19:52 AM »
Hi, Thanks from here too. Got sidetracked, but this relights the candle. :)