Thread: my build from the start
how do you get started! i am using autocad then lazycam.
say i have a 10x10 cm x 5mm piece of ally clamped on the mill bed, and want to put a hole in the center.
how do i set mach3 up?
1. load in the gcode.
thats as far as i am can you help?
easy way is to cut air to see where its start/reference point is
you will have stipulated this when you drew it up
it may need to be zeroed in on one of the corners of you block or it my start from the dead centre
im guessing it depends on what the default is if you didnt stipulaite this yourself in lazycam
i tend to cut air to kick of with, just run the first couple of lines to make sure youve not made any big mistakes
edit: if you have a look in the tool path window in mach that should give you a clue as to where the tool will start from in comparison to where it will make the first cut
Last edited by blackburn mark; 09-01-2011 at 11:56 AM.
mark the sooner you can come over to my house the better. before my head pops, did you get my text?
09-01-2011 #74did you get my text?
got it, ill give you a shout later
nice 1, i ordered my x and y motors yesterday :)
09-01-2011 #78Maybe this will help
youll have to let us know chris
Last edited by blackburn mark; 09-01-2011 at 01:52 PM.
09-01-2011 #80I have updated MY post to show the part is drawn in CAD at the lower R/H portion of XY Zero
It doesn't make any difference in which position you draw it you just put it in the same position in Mach3
i think it might be it a little simpler to stipulate in cam that i was starting from a corner
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