Rotary axis

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rblur01
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Rotary axis

Post by rblur01 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:48 pm

Is it possible to use vcarve and a Y to A wrap post processor to be able to use a rotary axis with the buildbotics controller after changing to the correct step-angle and travel-per-rev? I am trying to just use the X-axis and then the A axis instead of the Y axis.

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Doug
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Re: Rotary axis

Post by Doug » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:16 pm

It is possible to adjust the travel-per-revolution to mimic a rotary axis. I have no experience with VCarve.

Maybe some of the VCarve experts can weigh in on this one?

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Re: Rotary axis

Post by rblur01 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:14 pm

I got it to work today. I just had to adjust those values in the motor settings and used a modified post processor to wrap the Y axis to the A axis. Glad to see it working great.

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