Setting the starting point on project

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Setting the starting point on project

Postby Wood_sander_master » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:46 pm

I have completed my drawing, got the tool path calculated, and all ready to go. But everytime I upload my G-code and start cutting, the router just goes way off the path and not the center of my wood. Even though I manually set my starting point before I started cutting. Any one know a solution? I am just beginning and I do not know much about this program. Thanks!
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Re: Setting the starting point on project

Postby 4DThinker » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:35 pm

You need to check where the origin (0,0) point is in VCarve, and match that when you zero out each axis on the board. If your origin is in the center of your material in VCarve, then the center of the bit should be moved to the center of the real board you are cutting, then set X and Y to zero. Use the touch plate to set Z to the top of your board. You should have set it there in the material setup of VCarve. Make sure there isn't an offset checked.

I often get drawings from students that are done in Rhino or Autocad, and not drawn anywhere near 0,0,0 when opened/imported. They'll appear centered in my material in VCarve, but the grey crosshairs will be offset several inches (usually) down and to the left. Trying to cut such a file on the Shark would be impossible as you can't zero out the bit to the same relative origin position in the drawing.

Yes, it can be confusing. Hope this helps though.

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Re: Setting the starting point on project

Postby Wood_sander_master » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:57 am

Thank you so much! That was exactly my problem! And if I have any other problems, I will just ask for help! I appreciate it! :D :D
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