Okay, I just don’t know “exactly” what it is that I am doing wrong. I just got my 1F woodworker Wednesday, set everything up. And I wanted to start carving over the weekend. But since it’s my very first time at this, I am of course, hitting a few “gotchas”. I hope someone will be so kind to tell me what I am doing wrong. I’m sure it’s something silly.
I have a basic eagle head (circle) that’s going to be recessed into a 12’ x 12” pine board 3/4” thick. Nothing fancy, just my first test project.
Hi Jenn - just checking - did you home and then zero x/y (and z)? Some times the parser gets confused until those operations are done.
*** though now I see in the picture it says you homed so maybe zero? ***
Hi Jen, just covering the basics. Where is your work origin point? When you created your carve tool path in software did you set your carve origin to lower left or work center?
If your software carve origin was work center and you happen to set up as lower left for work origin, half of the tool path would be approaching Y0.0 or possibly go Y negative if the tool path was larger than the seven inches from soft Y0.
In your software (Aspire in this case) you’ve told it the current datum (carve origin) is in the center of the work , see the image you shared. If you touched off your X, Y, Z at the bottom left you have two conflicting origins. Don’t go by where the machine wants to start carving, that will drive you crackers trying to figure out. The XY Datum in Aspire Job setup is the point where all the tool paths will be calculated. If you set Aspire to Center of work and touch off with your xyz probe in lower left you’ll get what I believe your seeing. The two origins have to match. This is independent from machine zero, we’re talking work zero here.
I see, thanks so much. I just recalculated tool paths and will try again. Here are two more photos, Im not sure why in onefinity the carve is appearing to be on the top right corner, and in aspire it shows that its in the center of my material… see tow photos
Might be…a strong maybe…that if you didn’t change the file name, the Onefinity still remembers some of the settings prior to redoing the toolpath??? Just go back and change the file name by at least one character with the new toolpath and load that into the Onefinity.
Aspire defaults to the center–which is great for creating your project, but you do have to remember to change it to the lower left corner before creating your tool paths. It’s caught me a couple of times, just about 1000 more times and I’lll start to remember to change it every time…