I am at the stage now in my project where I have to learn to use Sheetcam and Mach3. I am going okay with Sheetcam.
This is not connected to plasma table yet.
When I open up Mach3 for plasma. I import a gcode file that I have already drawn up in AutoCAD and that has been through Sheetcam. Then it comes up in Mach3/plasma. But the bit that I can't understand is where is the 'go' or 'start' button in Mach3 to make the thing go.
Like, what's supposed to happen. I can push my keypad arrows and sometimes it moves, and sometimes it doesn't move. How do I make it move at say 200ipm?
This Mach3 business is a bit daunting for me at the moment.
I've never used plasma, but I just took a look. Looks like the forward button makes it start.
To move 200ipm, you need to set the feedrate up in SheetCAM.
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