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robert
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inch's

Post by robert » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:36 pm

hi, I,m newbe when I move my y and x axes in inchs it shows 728.019 why dose it read like this ?
my work area is 30x30 inch's , I also have problems setting my soft limits and homeing can n't get then right?
also I can't find my last post. thank You.

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Doug
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Re: inch's

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:28 pm

It's displaying in millimeters. You can change the display to Imperial units (inches) by selecting Imperial from a pull-down menu on the Control page, or by issuing a G20 command from the MDI interface on the Control Page, or by putting a G20 in one of your GCode programs and running it.

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Re: homeing

Post by robert » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:52 pm

I, Doug ,I have been trying to home my cnc machine for the last few days in the jog menu, the work area is 30x30.been on internet looking at all vids on homeing, but nothing about buildbotices youtube homeing.
I must be doing something wrong ?when I jog to the left front corner, then I hit set position which is o . I set the min soft to 0 and the max soft to 30"so to test it,I moved it away and then hit home , it only went a little way and stops, error e stopped sw not found??? can you help? thank You .

P.S maybe you can make a vid on homing @ soft limts. thank you for replying .
all so can I use mach3 with your controller ,

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Re: inch's

Post by Doug » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:10 pm

It sounds like the machine is trying to home to limit switches and is not finding the switch.

I think I can provide better assistance to you via the phone. Please give me a cal at 707-559-8539.

Doug

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