Davekat wrote:This subject has been driving me batty!
My machine is 46" (X) x 95" (Y). (yes I know, it should have been 49x97, but it was a deal. what can I say)
My monitor is "Wider" than tall, by a long shot.
I have to believe most people have wide monitors as I do.
I make Drapery Cornices. (Enough said? maybe not... Let me explain...)
I design the cornice as it would look wide to my screen in Aspire. I do this so that I don't have to turn my head as I add artwork and text.
90% of what I make is Linear to the bed (long = Y). You guessed it, I have to TURN every job I design so that I can take it to the machine.
I end up creating 2 (or more) separate files, the original, so that I can alter things as needed, then rotate and and create cut files and saving as a new file to keep the original work on my screen.
I suspect some of you are scratching your head by now, but it is what I do to survive.
Yes, I am aware of the pin swap at the controller. (Geckodrive G540)
What a simple feature to add. Rotate x and y to fit screen orientation. (I would then only need one file for each job change.)
Please consider this in new versions.
I believe there are more people out there using bad words than one might think on this subject.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Whoa, it sounds like a hit a sensitive spot...
Yes, there is an easy workaround, ie, turn your model to create the toolpaths and others as noted above. But I am hoping I bought into a company (Vectric) that listens to their users and constantly improves their software to makes live easier for us all... I am a bt of aprogrammer, so it is clear to me that it would be simple to make the following changes to the Software that would make my life easier and probably many others:
1. Modify Control Panel with a button that says "Swap X & Y Axis"
2. Modify Control Panel with a button that says Park - After all toolpaths the router parks are 0,0 which is ALWAYS in the way to check the results. I have to manually move the router to a park position so i can check the result before releasing the work...
Hopefully someone at VEctric is listening...
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