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Go To Coordinates
« on: October 29, 2007, 12:12:19 AM »
Is there a way in Mach3 to go to specific coordinates? Not from G-Code but somewhere that I can enter coordinates and my machine will move to that spot. I'm not talking about the jog buttons. Needs to be accurate.

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Re: Go To Coordinates
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 01:14:35 AM »
Hi, DroopyPawn

Jog buttons are accurate, Tab key, set Jog Mode to "Step" then just above it enter distance in the window, You can activate under "Operator" a Auto Calculator by checking beside it, Then enter the number from a calk window.

You can use a Work Offset by setting it but it's a Gcode G54 to G59P253, look under Offsets Tab, Work Offset's and read up on it.

It's a Gcode world.

G00 X10 Y10 then Zero X,  Zero Y, It's basically a Work Offset

Hope this Helps, Chip

Re: Go To Coordinates
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 02:20:45 PM »
I think the MDI tab is what you need.  Just type in G00 x23 Y12 Z2 and enter, then Mach will move at rapid speed to that location.  If you want to go slower start with G01.
Re: Go To Coordinates
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 03:15:11 PM »
Yep. That's it. Thanks.