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    Default Work offset issue; cutting air on the z

    I created a part in Alibre and imported it to Sprutcam, ran the tools, just a couple of endmills and a few holes, all went well. However, I took it out my Tormach, running Mach3 (upgrading to Pathpilot next week), and uploaded it, ran it without tools to be sure nothing would bust. It looked a little high on the Z. So I tooled it up, knowing the outcome, and ran it through its paces, and sure enough, it is off about 2 1/8 inches high on the Z, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. There appears to be some additional offset in Mach3 that is adding this, so I zeroed it out, and not having a lot experience messing with Mach3 as it's pretty reliable, I tell it what to do and it just does it. This time is odd. Any ideas? I'd be mighty grateful.

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    Default Re: Work offset issue; cutting air on the z

    I did zero on the part without tooling, input tooling measurements, and even set off the tooling. Still, 2 inches above the workpiece.



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    Default Re: Work offset issue; cutting air on the z

    Where is g54 or whatever offset your using set at on part in Sprutcam
    It needs to be in a place you can locate, like top of material or vise.
    Picture below shows g58 set to center top of material.
    Work offset issue; cutting air on the z-stocksize2-jpg
    This is for Sprutcam only. Mach tool table and offsets also have to be set correctly to use the offset in CAM correctly.



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