I'm new to CNC machining and am trying to set up a Sherline 5400 3-axis mill to run with mach 3 on windows 7. I installed it alright but it doesn't work right. The professional machinist I am working with who has programmed CNC since it came out can't find the problem.
Using shortcut keys I can jog normally. And I can run most G-code commands. But when my friend made a program on his machine and tried it on mine it didn't work. The cuts were screwed up and circles were out of alignment. Since it is a G-code program I thought it would work the same on all machines. Am I mistaken in some way?
I have my machine working and motors tuned right. I have even done a few simple projects with it. But for some reason my friends code isn't working. Could it be the difference between how mach 3 interprets the code or maybe it's windows 7?
I am out of ideas so if anybody has any I am open to any suggestions