Tried to run another sign. The bit ran over to starting point and buried itself. When I set z to o it has 1/2 inch between work top and bottom of bit. My puck measures 25 mm. At wits end chad must be elsewhere, as he hasn't called back. help
Post by savannahdan on Nov 28, 2018 17:35:37 GMT -5
Where do you have your Z Zero Position in the Vectric program (Aspire/V-Carve Pro) you are using? I set mine to Material Surface and then set the Z 0 setting to that on the board/material I'm cutting. It's under Job Setup in Aspire and should be the same for V-Carve Pro.
Post by JohnnyBeWood on Nov 28, 2018 21:34:13 GMT -5
Savannahdan is right, check where your Z 0 is. My wife and I work together on designing things in Aspire. She has had it set to material bed before while I touched off on the material surface and it went to bury itself but I caught it right away and stopped the run.
I'm sure many of us have a hole in our spoil boards where we set Z0 in the software to be at the top of the material but physically set Z0 on the machine as the top surface of the spoil board. I certainly do! The bit will immediately auger into everything if you make that mistake. Make sure your Z0 reference points match. I would also take the puck out of the equation and manually set Z0 for the time being until you find the issue (step the bit down to the work and press Z->0 button once the bit is just glancing the Z0 surface).