Moving the "zero" a specific distance in Estlcam

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  • #106268

    Jethro
    Participant

    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.
    #106273

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    For me, if I need it precise I make a bounding box with the design/dxf and use that.

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    #106277

    JeffH
    Participant

    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.

    #106278

    Barry
    Participant

    Show the grid in estlcam.  The grid follows the zero point.

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    #106285

    JeffH
    Participant

    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.

    #106464

    Jethro
    Participant

    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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