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    Default 2nd Z programming

    How do i tell my new software to use the "A" axis. The file will be only for this axis.

    I have tried but my machine refuses to move the "A" axis, always reverting to "Z".

    OR can you point me to the answer.

    Thanks
    Jimmy Walker
    Once in a "Blue Moon" shopbotter.

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    Jimmy...
    What tool number are you using for the bit in the 2nd axis?
    SG

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    Here's where I'm going with this:
    Iím using older control software and use a PP designed for the 2nd Z. Iím not sure, but I think the newer versions use one PP and keep track of the axis with tool numbers.
    Reserved tool numbers
    Head 1 (Z) tools are #1...#19
    Head 2 (A) tools are #21...#29 (Only used if you have a 2nd Z)
    Anyone feel free to correct or expand on my answer!
    SG

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_g View Post
    Here's where I'm going with this:
    Iím using older control software and use a PP designed for the 2nd Z. Iím not sure, but I think the newer versions use one PP and keep track of the axis with tool numbers.
    Reserved tool numbers
    Head 1 (Z) tools are #1...#19
    Head 2 (A) tools are #21...#29 (Only used if you have a 2nd Z)
    Anyone feel free to correct or expand on my answer!
    SG

    You are the MAN!! it works great THANKS!!!

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