I am trying to generate the gcode for a turners cube. I am drawing a 1.5" square starting on X0 Y0. I then place a point at x.75 Y.75. I then place 3 circles center on above mentioned point.
1. .56 @.14 doc
2. .427 @.315 doc
3. .24 @.49 doc
4. .0605 @.665
My intention was to cut the 4 pockets all to different depths as shown above. However it always defaults to the tools original starting point in the center of the pocket. It usually shows the tool starting from X0 Y0. I have looked all over and I dont see a way to change it. I like to zero on the lower left corner of my stock as looking down on it in the mill facing the z. During the set up of the pocketing routine there is a selection "start point", I have selected a point placed at X0 Y0 for each pocket. No change in the toolpath either way. I did select the center point as the start also, then this path made sense. But if the tool is at 0 0 when the file is loaded and I rewind and reload the file just to make sure everything is synched. The graphic shows the tool at the center of the circles. Doesnt seem to cut the right sizes either but the calibration for the steps works fine. I dont know if it is a processor issue or cad set up issue. I usually have many errors and problems but starting at 0 0 typically isnt 1. Any clues?