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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2006, 01:02:52 PM »
Leeway I bet you have been waiting months for the right thread to use that line in!! :-)

Anyway - I'll update this thread with my Mach3 fixes. Hopefully that'll do the trick. Thanks for the help so far Hood!
Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2006, 06:34:36 AM »
swap 2 of the wires from 1 phase on the stepper motor
it will reverse
Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2006, 06:18:22 PM »
OK - I loaded Mach3 without uninstalling Mach2. Mach2 still jogs the table around but I can't get any movement using Mach3. I checked the driver test and that looks good. x y and z motor outputs are all checked green. Any ideas?
Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2006, 07:20:19 PM »
Check the port number of teh step and direction pins :) It comes set to zero and I think you will need to put in ones.
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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2006, 10:08:51 PM »
This what's on my current setup

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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2006, 10:37:13 PM »
Hi Bagpipes

Under Config - Motor Home/Soft Limits, Check the Reversed column for the Axis you need to revers.

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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2006, 01:36:59 AM »
Bagpipes
In the screenshot you have above you dont have any ports set for step or direction, you need to enter 1 in each of the port boxes. Then if an axis is moving the wrong way you can change the Dir low acive for that axis and it should reverse.
Hood

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 OOPS, sorry Brian, never noticed you already said about the port number.
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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2006, 11:38:29 AM »
A thousand thank-yous, guys. I am determined to get this machine to move today - even if it's in the wrong direction!!

Hood

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Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2006, 12:06:16 PM »
Just a bit curious why you are called bagpipes, are you from Scotland?
Hood
Re: How do I reverse the x-axis direction of travel?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2006, 12:23:42 PM »
Yes - good guess laddie - I am indeed from Scotland. Born and bred in Inverness.