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Can't move zeroes to DRO for Machine Coordinates ( MACH3 )
« on: December 19, 2020, 01:02:22 PM »
Hello fellow enthusiasts.
Just got a Chinese cnc router .
Installed new copy of MACH3. They provided me with an XML file that matches this machine .
Everything is working with the keyboard and pendant .
It is ethernet connected, not parallel port.

Somehow I can't zero the machine coordinates. XYZ have tripped the home sensors at bottom left of the machine and top of the Z.
I've hit Reset Interp but still can't move all those zeroes to DRO.
Tnx
Re: Can't move zeroes to DRO for Machine Coordinates ( MACH3 )
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 02:50:52 PM »
Hi,
the only way to zero machine coordinates is to reference (home) your machine.

You can change and/or set work coordinates at will but not machine coordinates.

Note that if you do not have home switches installed and assigned a machine will 'HomeInPlace', that is when you
hit <RefAll> Mach will assume that its current axis (axes) position is in the Home position and zero (or set to the
axis offset if programmed) where it is. If however you have a home switch assigned the machine will drive that
axis until the home switch activates and then zero (or set to the axis offset if programmed) the machine coordinates
of that axis.

Craig
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Re: Can't move zeroes to DRO for Machine Coordinates ( MACH3 )
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 04:05:07 PM »
Thanks Craig.
I do have proximity switches on all axis.