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Offline GaryB

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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 10:29:26 PM »
Here you go Wayne try this
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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 11:37:54 PM »
Wayne I put together this screen with a more comprehensive zero script.

The old one had no allowance for overrun.

This one is an adaptation of one that Scott wrote.

You'll find that it works quite well.

Greg

EDIT:  I think the Mach version you have must be a bit old.  Update it to the latest lock down version.
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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007, 08:21:20 PM »
Well, I'm closer.  I downloaded the screenset and loaded it.  I tried the Z Zero routine, and it seems to work.   I inputted -.125 into the input box. 

It seems to zero correctly- that is it lowers to the plate, and then ascends to 2.0 inches.  But when I run a file, it runs ABOVE the surface of the material I just zeroed to. 

So, how do I set the amount the routine RAISES the Z axis after touching the zero plate? 

And how do I look at this routine or make value changes? 

THanks again for the help.

Waynec

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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2007, 08:51:08 PM »
Wayne both Gary and I posted screens with scripts.  Which one are you referring to?

Greg

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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2007, 09:08:03 PM »
He refering to yours Greg. yours had the 2" retract
Wayne, click on edit button scipt and selet the auto tool button while flashing, the editor will open then edit the line G0 Z2 to G0 ? whatever height you need.
how much are you off after running a zero routine to your material. You shouldn't need the - in front of your plate thickness for that routine.

Greg what part of Aust are you located? I'm a transplanted Victorian
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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2007, 09:18:07 PM »
Yeah as Gary said do not use a negative number in the DRO.

Just measure the plate thickness and put that in as a starting point.

Then it is important to fine tune that amount by trail and measure.

My plate is 1.52mm but to be accurate I need to enter 1.49.

G'day Gary.  I'm in Geelong.

Greg

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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2007, 09:34:57 PM »
They still got the baywalk bollards there? been a long time for Geelong. Hail from the gateway to the Grampians - Stawell
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Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2007, 10:19:16 PM »
Yeah you wouldn't know it now.

They've cleaned up the bay side of the city a lot.  All cafes and broad walks now.

Greg
Re: Almost Home!
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2007, 08:15:07 PM »
Finally got a chance to check out the new Zzero routine.  It works fine.  Thanks so much for your help.  I also tried the GO TO Z, and the To Go buttons.  Now that I have these, I'm pretty much set for now.

I can adjust the plate thickness amount to get things dialed in.   

Thanks again for the help. 

WayneC