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Size and offset of Roadrunner
« on: February 29, 2008, 12:09:35 PM »
Hello again

I have a lot more questions :)

1. My Roadrunner is very, very little when I draw it in stead of milling it. Its like 5mm x 10mm. Is that the "original" size or can I make it larger with the Mach3?

2. When I`m trying to offset the Roadrunner to the middle of the working area (like on the video) it looks like I`m moving the working area in stead of the drawing around the table. 
    Is that something to do with my Mach3 version? My is R2.63,  file version 4.3.0.347   - or is there something wrong? 
    Please don`t say that I have to download another version and go through the setup again.
   
Adam
 

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Re: Size and offset of Roadrunner
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 12:49:59 PM »
Hi kak

1. Stick a G21 at the beginning of the roadrunner file - it's programed for inches but you're in mm.
2. don't forget to regen toolpath

hope this helps

Ian

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Re: Size and offset of Roadrunner
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 12:50:03 PM »
The roadrunner has been coded in Imperial but it doesnt have G20 at the start. If you edit the code and put a G20 on the first line then you should see it proper size.

You do move the work area, jog to where you want your work to start then zero the DROs then press Regen and the drawing will move in relation to your new offsets.
 As for downloading and installing another version, you dont have to go through the setup again. All of the setup info is stored in an xml file and when you upgrade this is not overwritten so upon starting Mach after the upgrade your settings will still be there.
Hood

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Re: Size and offset of Roadrunner
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 12:51:40 PM »
ahhhh got it wrong way round  ::) - thanks Hood.

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Re: Size and offset of Roadrunner
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 03:17:10 PM »
you posted at the same time as me LOL, dont worry about it I almost wrote G21 as well :D
Hood