Virtual Zero

Virtual Zero

Postby Barry Anderson » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:32 pm

I'm back with another question. I have began using the virtual zero function while cutting some of my projects. I replaced the spoil board on the machine. Not too surprising but the surface is not perfectly flat. I am finding the virtual zero on the spoil board and setting the zero on the project at the bottom of the material. This worked well while running the toolpath multiple times last night. I am going to cut another project today and want to set the zero at the bottom of the material. When loading the file and hitting "run virtual zero", I am asked: Would you like to use existing file preference virtual settings. My question is: If I answer yes, would it then use the measurements found when checking the spoil board originally? Or are those numbers just used for the file they were created with? I am thinking the measurements found originally, but would like some verification.

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Re: Virtual Zero

Postby FixitMike » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:25 pm

This is a question for NWA, not Vectric. They are the ones that wrote the virtual zero program, which is unique to Shark controllers. They have a document on their site which does a pretty good job of explaining the virtual zero. It may answer your question.
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Re: Virtual Zero

Postby Barry Anderson » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:26 am

you are correct. Thanks
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