Back of the manual.
I could really use a manual with a brief explanation of code lines used in Mach3 turn.
I have some experience working with other controls, but some of the codes that I used do not apply to Mach3's control, and others substitute for them, but I don't know how to use them as they are not adequately covered in Mach3 turn documentation.
Things like peck drilling, and automatic roughing finishing cycles would be great to understand how to execute in Mach3.
If you know of anything, like a cliff-notes G-code HAHA let me know.
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The manual doesn't adequately cover a lot of functions.
The peck drilling cycle has no example, for instance. A lot of the information in the manual is good information, but it seems to me to be partially there.
for me it's the difference between manually programming a peck drilling cycle, and program a one-line solution to my problems. I prefer the one line solution. One program I just wrote was a 5.5" deep hole in .2" pecks- like 125 lines of code.
The drilling cycle I was familiar with is not compatible with Mach turn- They are using a different cycle.
G83- Peck with full retract
Z final depth
Q depth of each peck
R Location of retract
Make sure x is zero
The cycle will start from the present position
Thanks for the tip.
(so assuming retract is z0, would that look like r0.0 or rz0.0?
Is their a resource somewhere online where I could print additional information such as that?