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Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:19 pm

I was setting up a star to engrave for a friend. It was vertical when I composed it in Cut 2D,
but when I ran it in my G-Code, it had rotated about 22 degrees. Anyone else experience this?
Thank you. Thank you. :roll:
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby Rcnewcomb » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:49 pm

What post processor did you use?

It would be even better is if you can upload the CRV file and the G-code file.

If they are too large you can put them on Google drive or Drop Box and share the links here.
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:18 pm

Dallas Cowboys_2.crv
Cut 2D file
(20 KiB) Downloaded 94 times


The files are small. My post processor is KMotion. I've been using it for a few years and this is the first issue. It won't let me add the KMotion file. Thank you.
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Hello again, I just uploaded the G-Code to Google Drive. It's Dallas Cowboys_2....
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby Rcnewcomb » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 pm

Hello again, I just uploaded the G-Code to Google Drive. It's Dallas Cowboys_2....

Can you provide the link?
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby IslaWW » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Any chance that it just cut upside down? An easy test is to type some text and cut that

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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 am

I think this is the link.
I will try some text. It didn't occur to me.
Thank you.
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 am

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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Got it fixed!! For some reason, all my Vectric files cut 90 degrees different than they show when I program them.... don't know why.
I always have to rotate 90 deg. before I save to G-Code. I forgot to do that with the star, and because of the how the star is...
it looked like it was about 22 deg. off, when it was 90 off. I thought about it as I got to bed last night, got up and rotated it
first thing this morning and it engraved perfectly. Thank you. :D :roll:
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby Mobius » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:09 pm

Vectric software references the horizontal plane as X, and the vertical plane as Y. So when you are drawing something, Y is up/down and X is left/right.

So my guess is that the way the machine is set up or orientated, what you think of being the Y axis on the machine is really the X axis; and vice versa. Which is why it seems like everything gets turned 90º
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Re: Image Rotated from Cut 2D to my G-Code

Postby ehsmith » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:44 am

I hadn't realized that, so yes that now makes sense. Thank you
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