Mach3 Window Question?


Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Mach3 Window Question?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Lightbulb Mach3 Window Question?

    All You Mach3 Gurus in Cyber Land.
    When I first started trying to work with Mach3 the Toolpath window was fine. Now that I am trying to cut a Guitar Body it is so small I can't see it.
    I can't figure how to enlarge the Guitar in the window.
    My next issue is : Cutting the top of the Telecaster body everything looked great until it cut the Control Slot.
    It cut it on the wrong side of the guitar. Which would make it great for a left hand picker.
    The guitar in the tool path window is facing the opposite direction as it is on my Router machine.
    I'm sure these are simple solutions to you guys but I'm just trying to learn this stuff,,
    And it ain't easy teaching an old dog new tricks,, :-)))
    Thank you for your input.
    cubs

    Similar Threads:


  2. #2
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34668
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Zoom in with the mouse wheel I think?
    If the tools current position is far from the g-code location, it will appear smaller.

    Whatever axis is cutting wrong is setup backwards.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Thank You,,
    Going to do some Recalibrating this morning and see what I have.
    cubs



  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Okay fellers,, I'm as lost as a ball in high weeds,, Beating my head against the wall and I know this should not be this difficult.
    My machine is Home Built first of all.
    The Spindle is on the X Axis and "Plus" Movement is to the right. Zeroed at position all the way to the let.
    The Y axis is actually the Part being machined Moving on the table Moving Away and to the Back of Machine is "Plus" . Zeroed at Front of machine closest to operator
    The Z Axis is Zeroed all the way up in a "Plus" Direction Minus direction down toward the work.
    Now, I'm trying to cut a Guitar Body. I Put the Material on the Machine and secure it.
    Load the G-code Zero to the edge of material that the Code Shows on the screen.
    The image of the Guitar in the Tool path image shows the Neck cutout straight up on the screen.
    The Slot cutout for controls it shows on the right side.
    If this would Run the same way that it is showing it would be PERFECT..
    BUT it moves the material to the Opposite end to cut the Neck slot.
    And By it cutting the Control Slot where tool path shows it on the screen it is now a "Left Handed Guitar"
    And That won't work for me.
    I'm totally lost here. I don't know how to Reverse the image in Mach3 Or Lazy cam.
    Would be glad to send this operation of the Gcode for you gurus to look at. Or perhaps someone knows how to correct this.
    But I've been trying for over a week to figure this out.
    Thank You very much,,
    Cubs



  5. #5
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34668
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    If the Y is a moving table, you have it backwards.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Does that mean I need to Reverse the Y motor Driver?
    Thank you,
    cubs



  7. #7
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34668
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    You can just check the Reverse box in Config > Homing/Limits.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Thank You so Much,, That Worked Perfectly, It has about drove me crazy,
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    cubs



  9. #9
    Member Michael82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    232
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Thank You so Much,, That Worked Perfectly, It has about drove me crazy,
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    cubs
    Did you ever get this figured out? Ger21 said it there is a button in ports and pins reverse the axis



  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Cool Re: Mach3 Window Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Thank You so Much,, That Worked Perfectly, It has about drove me crazy,
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    cubs
    My problem was that My X and Z axis moved my tool, But my Y axis DID NOT MOVE THE TOOL,
    The WORK MOVED In The Y-Axis Mode, Thus the Tool Was STILL and The Table Moved,
    I Build the Mill and the Controls and Everything on this machine, And it Works great Now,
    Built some Beautiful Guitar Bodies, But instead of the Pins in the Software I Reversed the Plus and Minus on The
    Y-axis Driver Board, Worked for me,
    cubs



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Mach3 Window Question?

Mach3 Window Question?

Mach3 Window Question?