ShieldIt wrote:I want to set my Z Zero Position at the Machine Bed and use 2D Profile Toolpaths. How do I set up my 2D Profile Toolpath Cut Depths when the Z Zero Position is at the Machine Bed?
Exactly the same as you would when referencing the material surface.
Are the Start Depth and Cut Depth still measured from the top of my material?
Yes, by definition, "depth" is a positive distance from the top surface to the bottom of the cut. When using a "Start Depth" the total depth of cut is the combined total of the start depth plus the cut depth.
Is there a way to get the cut depths to measure up from the Machine Bed instead of down from the top of my material?
If the material has been measured accurately, there will be no difference. In reality, those that do this on a regular basis usually find that since the machine bed usually does not suffer from the variations inherent in many materials find that zero to the bed yields more consistent results.
Why would I choose my Z Zero position at the Material Surface or Machine Bed?
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