Virtual Zero Between Tool Paths

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Virtual Zero Between Tool Paths

Postby tradewinds » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:52 am

When using different tool paths, how do you set the virtual zero when the depth of the wood changes depending on past cuts. My first tool path is a 3d roughing tool path which will remove up to .25" of material in some spots, mostly in the center of the work piece.When I run the 3d finishing tool path it asks to set virtual zero again. The touch plate will be at different heights as it runs the zeroing process.

I could skip the zeroing process, but then it is near impossible to get the next bit installed at the same height as the first bit.

Thanks.
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Re: Virtual Zero Between Tool Paths

Postby tonydude » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am

It' measure at your x y z home position only once not all 5 spots

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Re: Virtual Zero Between Tool Paths

Postby Bob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:12 pm

What Tony says, plus:
If there is any place on your carving that has not been carved by the roughing toolpath, use that place to touch off and set your Z for the new tool...Don't re-set the X or Y.

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