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Is this the correct place to ask for help? I have it built.it works. Have issues about home and settings.
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I was about to give up on here. Think I resolved issues. Switches, table direction, homing..... Now I need to figure out why the 1 inch circle example came out 3/4 and oval. Did the 100mm thing,measured out. Although x axis seemed to stall and slip on section of it.couldn't find any binding.
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You're not giving us much to go on to help you. Photos, post code, widescreen video, etc. - any of that would help. And you can still add your name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel.

Stick around, ask your questions, jump in on discussions, show us what you've done with the Arduino - we like to learn and to share in knowledge!

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Actually Dave I pushed thru what I had questions on.at least I hope so. Made repairs again, homing switches work again, direction is correct on each axis,settings are in.if I can figure out ANY of the cad softwares ,I'll try my own circle test. Very frustrated. I don't want to be a CNC specialist. I just want to make a few simple signs, maybe drill precise holes to replace bad parts on machine. Arduino, I've made a bunch of useless stuff. multiple node wireless motion detection, garden control (temp,water,humidity), etc.
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I don't want to be a CNC specialist.
It may be too late for you. A specialist is anyone who can push through the challenges that pop up to make a machine do exactly what you want it to. Welcome to the cult.

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So, my fix for the x end switch didn't work. Added a block to hit switch, caught by the thickness of a paper. Thankfully I use rubber hose so it just pulled the rod off the drive. OK, some questions....
Garage sale I got artcam something. Does 3d stuff, really confusing and more than I am ready for.and a few freebie programs copied to CD.I just got updated versions. Gcode sender 3.6.1,gcode 1,i have Corel print house 4 ,inkspace, gimp, hoping I can draw what I want, make it gcode and cut.
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We just bought Carveco which is the new company for ArtCAM. To learn the program I'm going through the ArtCAM tutorials on YouTube. Any of the Express or Standard tutorials will work to get you familiar with the program.

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Thanks Dave, been doing that. Accents low volume and click the mouse like a speed demon ,on a little screen not learning much.
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Got it running. It goes home without ripping anything up!!!
So I got a few dxf files from scan2cad site. How do I resize them? I tried mm instead of inches, (program says dfx doesn't define), it still shows 200 inches.
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