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    SUCCESS! So I just completed a test piece that...

    SUCCESS!

    So I just completed a test piece that used both the 3D 2 rail cut, a VCarve, and a pocket.
    All cuts did exactly what they were supposed to do.

    I theorize that the loose collar only...
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    SB support directed me to the location of a split...

    SB support directed me to the location of a split coupler screw that connects the motor to the gearbox. That was indeed loose, and tightening the screw fixed this issue.
    I am just before making...
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    So, I was mounting another piece of wood for more...

    So, I was mounting another piece of wood for more testing, and as I was tightening the chuck I noticed that the chuck will rotate.
    Power is on, I can rotate the indexer manually.
    This does not seem...
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    34389 I did study the videos before I started...

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    I did study the videos before I started down this path.

    I created a new part with a single groove.
    I measured the diameter of the blank with calipers, it is exact.
    The diameter of the...
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    Thanks for the response. As I said, I did...

    Thanks for the response.

    As I said, I did verify that the rotation is accurate at 360 degrees.
    The curious thing is that this error seems to only occur when doing a 2 rail sweep.
    The grooves I...
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    The last picture 34388 Top pics are the...

    The last picture
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    Top pics are the Aspire screenshots.
    3&4 are before initiating the program
    5&6 are after the program stopped.
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    Another indexer/rotation problem

    See the attached pictures.
    Desktop Max
    Aspire 10.5

    I created a rotary part file to verify rotation of the indexer.
    Screenshots are below.

    I created a rounding toolpath with the gadget...
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    I do appreciate you helping me out here, you...

    I do appreciate you helping me out here, you stepped in when no one else would.
    I created a test part that had several different tools and it ran fine as far as the tool changes go. The B value did...
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    So, turns out that for some reason the file...

    So, turns out that for some reason the file locations are different on my PC in the house that I use for design vs the PC I use out in the shop to run the Shopbot. The latter has the same files and...
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    There is no file path like you describe on my PC....

    There is no file path like you describe on my PC.
    The custom folder is on the program data folder as I described in the previous post.

    I have see those documents, thanks.
    Still do not know what...
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    Just to be sure that I will put this modified MTC...

    Just to be sure that I will put this modified MTC program in the correct place, does this replace the one that is in my C:/program data/shopbot support/custom/mtc

    I am having difficulty location...
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    Thanks, I will try that. Right now I am working...

    Thanks, I will try that. Right now I am working on a job with a deadline so it will be a couple days before I can play with the indexer thing again.
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    Thank you for the assistance, Ryan. Part of our...

    Thank you for the assistance, Ryan.
    Part of our initial conversation right after I got the indexer was that I did, in fact, have to change the unit value, since the value given in the indexer...
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    Thanks for the assistance. I will give this a...

    Thanks for the assistance.
    I will give this a try and see what transpires.
    I am working on a job right now, it will consume my time for a couple days so I will do this as soon as I can.
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    It rather looks like the Shopbot Techs have given...

    It rather looks like the Shopbot Techs have given up, so I am on my own.
    I get the feeling that they do not sell many indexers for the Desktop Max, so making software work for this combination is...
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    83.3333 is that value. I had to calculate this...

    83.3333 is that value.
    I had to calculate this based on the motor and gearbox that was provided. The instructions indicated a value of 40, but that resulted in only carving about half way around.
    I...
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    I found these in C:/Shopbot Support/custom/mtc

    I found these in C:/Shopbot Support/custom/mtc
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    So I deleted the C9 command in a part file, and...

    So I deleted the C9 command in a part file, and the A & B axis did not change when I started the program.

    This solves the problem of the indexer moving when a program is called up.
    The downside...
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    This is the SBP file. It will not allow me to...

    This is the SBP file.
    It will not allow me to upload the Aspire file, I get an error that it is an invalid file type.
    The Aspire suffix is .crv3d so I changed it to .crv thinking it does not like...
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    Please excuse the ignorance, I am totally new to...

    Please excuse the ignorance, I am totally new to G code.
    Comment out the call?

    I cannot copy/paste the cut file, this forum will not allow it, the paste function is grayed out.
    Neither is there...
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    This is the top of the SBP file. For some reason...

    This is the top of the SBP file.
    For some reason I am unable to copy and paste that file here.
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    Thanks for responding. I set the X,Y at zero...

    Thanks for responding.
    I set the X,Y at zero (use the "Zero Axis box)
    The Z in the cut file is the axis, so the Z has to be up high before I can load a part or initiate the program.
    I created a...
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    Thanks, I am just repeating what the Tech at...

    Thanks, I am just repeating what the Tech at Shopbot told me.
    They sent me a PP that was supposed to be for a machine without a tool changer, but it did not change the problem, the program still did...
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    My red window does not have those check boxes, it...

    My red window does not have those check boxes, it is just as you see it in the video, even when there is no program called up.
    I do have the value set at 5 axis.

    The PP has the C9 command at the...
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    There is no option to select either the A or B....

    There is no option to select either the A or B.
    When I change from 3 to 5 axis as the instructions dictate, both A and B show up.
    According to Tech, the A is not used.

    Not sure what you are...
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