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    Default New KX1 scale jog issues plus pics

    I can no longer jog incrementally only cont. and the programs I run seem read fine on DRO, (100mm travel, dist. to go) but the xy seems like they aren't moving or very small.

    Did I screw something up at some point? maybe I clicked on the wrong thing, with the config native units? I thought I backed out ok, but I can't remember.

    Not sure what to do now. Any suggestions?

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    Default I am only having size issues now

    I have re-installed the software, and jog is fine, except it still seems the actual part size is being cut microscopic.

    Any Ideas?



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    If your parts are in inches, make sure you aren't setting the machine to run in metric.

    Mark



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    Default 2nd attempt to post

    I thought I posted this earlier but it must not have sent.

    I am running Dolphin CAM V10 with Mach 3. I just got it along with a Sieg KX1.

    The problem is z travel seems fine, but x-y seems tiny.

    I believe it is all in metric, I've checked the settings in Mach 3 controller and in the Dolphin CAM. Every time I start CAM a window pops up with options including inch or metric. I always choose Metric, All my read outs are in metric in the controller. In CAM under set up>machine type> mill> it is set to metric.

    In the Controller Mach 3, under General Logic Config The G20-G21 box is blank (unchecked) for _ LOCK DRO's to Setup Units. Should this be checked?

    One funny thing is the diameter of the cutter changes once the program is loaded. I set the tool info in mach 3 to 6.37mm, and I also set the same info when writing the CAM program and it changes to 161.798mm??? (6.37 x 25.4)I am using a template program to cut a simple rectangle pocket.

    The only other thing I can think of that might be funny is that I have written the program in CAM, Post Processed it from Dolphin CAM so it is now a .ppr file, then I load it from the "My Documents" folder.

    I've included pics of Regen and Tool Setting changes before and after the program is loaded. Am I right that it is cutting, but just really small?

    Any help is truly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Mark Stehr

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    Hopefully, one of the Mach users can pipe up and help you out here. I use EMC2, and I'm not really familiar with Mach.

    Mark



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    Well if you got your machine from LMS, then you should have gotten a thumb drive with the license for Mach 3 and an update for the KX1. If you do not install the file called Sieg_Setup, then you have to change the G21 to G20 in the line of code in the Config. I ran into that problem when I first hooked up my machine, because I missed installing that file. If you do have it and install it, the mach 3 is in mm until you load a file that is in inches.

    Hope that helps...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stehr View Post
    I can no longer jog incrementally only cont. and the programs I run seem read fine on DRO, (100mm travel, dist. to go) but the xy seems like they aren't moving or very small.

    Did I screw something up at some point? maybe I clicked on the wrong thing, with the config native units? I thought I backed out ok, but I can't remember.

    Not sure what to do now. Any suggestions?
    Not to bring up a dead post after all these years, but do you still have your mill? Has it given you any issues? Did it work out well?



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    Default New KX1 scale jog issues plus pics

    I know where one is for sale. Send me Private message and I can share details.

    Kevin



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    Quote Originally Posted by brow318 View Post
    I know where one is for sale. Send me Private message and I can share details.

    Kevin
    Thanks to Kevin, I'm a proud Little Machine Shop KX3 owner.

    THANKS KEVIN!




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    Glad it all worked out. I should be taking delivery of my 1100 today so I'll be posting pics/video later this weekend.

    Kevin



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