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Cutting out as a mirror image

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Jeepn2
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Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby Jeepn2 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:08 pm

New to CNC and little time to play with my system, running Mach3, Sheetcam, Corel Draw X5, or Inkscape as needed. I believe my problem is just a setting but have no idea where to start. When I try cutting anything out with any writing it is cutting out as a mirror image, the bottom side will have the wording where it can be read but it should be on top, could it be I have my motors reversed?

Thanks for any help
JC
Precision Plasma Patriot 4X8, Proma THC (if I can get it working), Floating head
Hypertherm 45 - hand torch
Mach3, Sheetcam, Inkscape/Corel X5
Lincoln Squarewave 175 tig, Miller 185 Autoset
Southbend Heavy 10X48 lathe
Bridgeport 9X42
Grizzly Mill/Drill

ScottF
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Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby ScottF » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:21 pm

Take a look at this thread that someone else just asked. It might help you out.
http://plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&p=152041#p152041
I don't have all the answers but I do have a lot of opinions....


ShopSabre Sidekick 8 with water table
Hypertherm Powermax 85 w/machine and hand torches
IR 5hp 60 gal,+ 60 gallons of storage and aftercooler
Lincoln Square Wave 200
14x40 lathe

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Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby WyoGreen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:15 pm

I had this happen to me years ago on my Router CNC machine. I never realized I had something wrong until I went to route a sign with letters on it. It's been a long time, and I really do not remember for sure what the problem was, but I'll think about it a little longer.

Steve
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Jeepn2
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Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby Jeepn2 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 pm

Thanks ScottF, looks like the same issue I have, it will be another week before I get back home and make some changes.

James
Precision Plasma Patriot 4X8, Proma THC (if I can get it working), Floating head
Hypertherm 45 - hand torch
Mach3, Sheetcam, Inkscape/Corel X5
Lincoln Squarewave 175 tig, Miller 185 Autoset
Southbend Heavy 10X48 lathe
Bridgeport 9X42
Grizzly Mill/Drill

ScottF
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Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby ScottF » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:12 pm

No, worries. Let us know once you get it figured out.
I don't have all the answers but I do have a lot of opinions....


ShopSabre Sidekick 8 with water table
Hypertherm Powermax 85 w/machine and hand torches
IR 5hp 60 gal,+ 60 gallons of storage and aftercooler
Lincoln Square Wave 200
14x40 lathe

Jeepn2
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:16 am
Location: SE Oklahoma

Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby Jeepn2 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:14 pm

Finally got back home and checked my Y drives and they were reversed - all working great now - I think the cut quality is probably a little better also. Thanks for your input/help.
Precision Plasma Patriot 4X8, Proma THC (if I can get it working), Floating head
Hypertherm 45 - hand torch
Mach3, Sheetcam, Inkscape/Corel X5
Lincoln Squarewave 175 tig, Miller 185 Autoset
Southbend Heavy 10X48 lathe
Bridgeport 9X42
Grizzly Mill/Drill

ScottF
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:48 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Cutting out as a mirror image

Postby ScottF » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:39 pm

Glad you got it sorted out! Good news about the cut quality too!
I don't have all the answers but I do have a lot of opinions....


ShopSabre Sidekick 8 with water table
Hypertherm Powermax 85 w/machine and hand torches
IR 5hp 60 gal,+ 60 gallons of storage and aftercooler
Lincoln Square Wave 200
14x40 lathe


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