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10-06-2008, 05:12 PM
I have a PRS Alpha with a spindle and 2 air drills. I designed a drilling toolpath in PW today, selecting the top of the material as the Z zero point. When I ran the file, it was treating the top of the table as the Z zero point. I was able to work around it by setting the Zero 18mm (material thickness) above the top of the material. I was able to run the toolpath, but am not clear why it was happening. I'm working in mm if that factors in.

10-06-2008, 09:54 PM
In partworks, on the toolpath section click the material size button, and select top of material for z zero. Right now you have it set for machine bed z zero.

10-07-2008, 05:48 AM
I had thought there was just the one area to pick the Z zero point, the one that comes up when you start a new file. On that I have picked the surface of the material. I'll look today to see if there is one in the toolpath section as well. Thanks.