July 16, 2019 at 8:10 am #106268
Had today the “problem” to move the zero on Estlcam ~80mm on the X axis to position it between another part. I was wondering if you could see somewhere how many mm you shift your work piece away from the zero, I did not find anything. I got it right with the second try, but was hoping a more sophisticated method was available.
On the other hand it would be enough if I could move it on the CNC.js, but there I have no clue either how to do it.
Hope the pictures explain better what I mean.
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by Jethro.
Attachments:July 16, 2019 at 8:18 am #106273
For me, if I need it precise I make a bounding box with the design/dxf and use that.
1 user thanked author for this post.July 16, 2019 at 8:45 am #106277
I don’t find the question very clear. I will usually set the zero an inch left and an inch down from the workpiece. Estlcam will usually set the zero in that neighborhood automatically to enclose the drawing. If I think there may be a problem with Estlcam’s chosen location I will move it a little using the ‘+’ function. If I am making multiple copies of a drawing rather than tiling them I will have the machine move over the distance I want along X and then zero the X at that point.July 16, 2019 at 8:49 am #106278
Show the grid in estlcam. The grid follows the zero point.
1 user thanked author for this post.July 16, 2019 at 10:12 am #106285
The grid will follow the Zero point. If you zoom in to near where you want the Zero to be, you can click away from the grid. The grid will rep enter on that point and you can see if your workpiece is still in a suitable rectangular area.July 18, 2019 at 8:21 am #106464
Ok, finally found it. Had the grid and the workspace set to 0,0mm so not much to display.
Meanwhile I followed Ryan’s suggestion and put my Zero into the CAD program, I had to use it anyway to re-arrange, modify parts, so no deal.
Anyhow, good to know there’s another easy way, without tinkering with CAD.
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