I need help when importing a DWG or DXF file. When the file inserts, it goes to the middle of the screen and I need to send it at a 0,0,0 coordinate but the software does not allow me to move it, unless I am doing something wrong. I have try to move the UCS but it doesn't work either.
Another problem I have is when it rights the G-code, sometimes my machine (Syil Super X3) wants to take off to an area which is off my coordinate and crashs. I have to be very care with this or I will damage the part or machine.
I just purchased this 2007 software and I do not find it user friendly. I have been using AutoCAD for 10+ years but this BobCam software is a pain to learn. I wish AutoCad would come out with a CNC version...
Can anybody tell me a really good user-friendly CNC software to buy which is also affordable? If I dont get this fixed, I will ask for my money back!
When you import your DXF or DWG file where is it oriented? Is it centered on 0,0,0 or is somewhere else?
Are you trying to move a corner of the part to 0,0,0 or some other reference position?
So that we can better see the cause for the problem(s) you described, can you post a file for our examination that presents one or more of the problems described? One of them may be your post and how it is setup, but we will need to verify what is causing it.
When I import the drawing in, it puts the bottom right hand corner of the part at X16"/Y13.5", which is odd. I would like this point to be 0. I was hoping by making this point read 0,0 in AutoCAD it would transfer over at that position but it didn't and now I can't move it to 0. When I write the G-code for my mill, it wants to drive to 16"/13.5" which crashes.
How can I move my part from the bottom left corner part to 0,0?
OK, it may have to do with the origin that you created in AutoCAD.
To fix this:
Click on the Utilities menu and select Translate.
Select the Delta button at the top of the Data Entry window.
Input your X distance and Y distance, remember that these will be relative to your current position, so they should be input as negative values in this case.
Select the geometry in the Workspace and Right click to choose OK.
Left click OK in the Data Entry window and the part will move.