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Re:Mill Wizard first Z move

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  • tmday7
    What about when a machine starts at a home position that the z is at full z + travel? Which i ve seen on every milling machine I have ever used. With the g
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 3, 2013
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      What about when a machine starts at a home position that the z is at full z + travel? Which i've seen on every milling machine I have ever used. With the g code I posted z is first to move into position.
      Troy

      --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, Ron Ginger <ronginger@...> wrote:
      >
      > It still seems to me the only safe thing to do on a mill is tool up to
      > rapid height first. That is my intention, and if I have missed it on any
      > operation I will fix it. I cannot tell where a user has left the tool
      > before my code starts to run, he may well have touched off on the table
      > off to the side of the vise. If he is anywhere but up at rapid to make
      > my first move to a starting XY could be a crash.
      >
      > This is where a wizard like in Mach3 where I could read the current XY
      > and then act on it would be nice.
      >
      >
      > ron ginger
      >
      > >
      > > Posted by: "tmday7"tmday88@... tmday7
      > > Date: Tue Jul 2, 2013 6:59 am ((PDT))
      > >
      > > Ron,
      > > Have you seen this post yet?
      > >
      > > --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, "tmday7" <tmday88@> wrote:
      > >> >
      > >> > Hello Ron,
      > >> > Not sure if this got lost in the posts. But awhile back i asked if the first Z move to rapid position could be placed after the first X Y move. Here is text from other message....
      > >> >
      > >> > ""Troy wrote>>Also another idea:) An option for the order of first Z and X,Y position moves?
      > >> > Example: If i program a Circle, the Z axis positions first then X and Y. What i expect is X and Y position first then Z down to Clearance Height. Right now i just Cut and Paste the first Z move after first X and Y move.
      > >> >
      > >> > Ron Ginger wrote>>Every operation ends with a Zup to the Rapid height value. Every one
      > >> > starts with an X,Y move to the starting point, then rapid down to
      > >> > clearance height and then feed rate down to the first cut. I cannot see how you want want to do anything else.
      > >> >
      > >> > Troy wrote>>Hmmm.... every Gcode i have made with Mill Wizards starts with a Z move. Do i have something set wrong?
      > >> >
      > >> > Here is a snippet of Gcode for example, with note pointing at what iam talking about.....
      > >> >
      > >> > (***New File Started***)
      > >> > (created by NFS Mill, V4)
      > >> > (New File Started 05/26/13 10:29:09)
      > >> > (posted for Other )
      > >> > (Strategy: Equal )
      > >> > (Rapid height: 5.0000 Clearance height: 0.1000 )
      > >> > G98 G80 G17 G90 G54 G64
      > >> >
      > >> > G20 G90
      > >> > (***New Tool Selected***)
      > >> > (ToolNum: 01 Diameter: 0.3650 )
      > >> > (Feed: 5.0000 SFM: 100.0000 Plunge: 1.5000 ChipLoad: 0.0100 )
      > >> > M9
      > >> > M5
      > >> > M06 T1 (.375)
      > >> > G43 H1
      > >> > M03 S800
      > >> > M8
      > >> > (***Cut Circle***)
      > >> > (Xorign: 0.0000 Yorign: 0.0000 Dia: 3.0000 InOut: 00 Dir: 01 )
      > >> > (Ztop: 0.0000 Zdepth: -0.1450 Zstep: 0.1450 )
      > >> > (will make 1.0000 cuts of: 0.1450 )
      > >> >
      > >> > G00 Z5.0000 <----I USUALLY SET THIS TO MY CLEARANCE HEIGHT(.100) AND CUT,PASTE IT RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST X&Y MOVE. THEN WHEN I HAVE NO NEED TO RAPID UP ANY HIGHER THAN MY SET CLEARANCE HEIGHT, FOR NEXT OPERATION OF GCODE, Z AXIS CAN JUST STAY AT CLEARANCE HEIGHT.
      > >> >
      > >> > X1.3175 Y0.0000
      > >> > Z0.1000
      > >> > G01 Z0.0000 F1.5
      > >> > G00
      > >> > G01 Z-0.1450
      > >> > G03 X-1.3175 I-1.3175 F5.0
      > >> > X1.3175 I1.3175
      > >> > G00 Z5.0000
      > >> > (***Cut Circle***)
      > >> > (Xorign: 0.0000 Yorign: 0.0000 Dia: 3.0000 InOut: 00 Dir: 01 )
      > >> > (Ztop: 0.0000 Zdepth: -0.1450 Zstep: 0.0242 )
      > >> > (will make 6.0000 cuts of: 0.0242 )
      > >> > G00 Z5.0000
      > >> > X1.3175 Y0.0000
      > >> > Z0.1000
      > >> > G01 Z0.0000 F1.5
      > >> > G00
      > >> > G01 Z-0.0242
      > >> >
      > >> > Thanks,
      > >> > Troy
      > >> >
      >
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