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I'm back after a long break from CNC. Have been using Universal G-Code Sender but it's a major pain to work with. I can't even reset Z by itself. Looking for suggestions. Thanks
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looking for a better program for CAM to run the machine.
Are you referring to the controller software for running the machine? CAM doesn't run the machine, it's how you generate your G-code. If so, I use Mach4 for that, plenty of other choices, as well.
 

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If you are using UGS, I assume that your controller is grbl-based. Correct? If so, I don't believe that Mach3 or mach4 will work with that controller. You don't give any specifics about your issue with UGS. You mention setting Z0. UGS will certainly do that quite simply. If you don't like UGS, you could try CNCjs or gSender. Both are written for grbl-based controllers.
 

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If you are using UGS, I assume that your controller is grbl-based. Correct? If so, I don't believe that Mach3 or mach4 will work with that controller. You don't give any specifics about your issue with UGS. You mention setting Z0. UGS will certainly do that quite simply. If you don't like UGS, you could try CNCjs or gSender. Both are written for grbl-based controllers.
Yes, my controller is grbl-based. I must have a bad copy of UGS, it does not have the ability to set Z without setting X & Y at the same time. It also keeps freezing and giving errors. Thanks for the reply.
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I don't know what version of gsender you are using, but if you are using UGS Platform as opposed to UGS Classic, all versions have the facility to zero any axis. In the attached screen cap, you can see that there is a button for X0, Y0 and Z0. Clicking any of them zeroes that axis and only that axis.
 

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I don't know what version of gsender you are using, but if you are using UGS Platform as opposed to UGS Classic, all versions have the facility to zero any axis. In the attached screen cap, you can see that there is a button for X0, Y0 and Z0. Clicking any of them zeroes that axis and only that axis.
Thanks for the reply. I feel very dumb, have been using this pgm for years and always used the reset zero button. I can't believe how dumb I've been. Thanks again!
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Thanks guys for sharing your knowledge. I learn so much from these forums and youtube videos. I have had so many ....O....that's how that is done moments when the light comes on for me. Still learning and always enjoy a video on how others are doing some of the same things I am doing.
 

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I do not like UGS, it is too glitchy. Download and install Open Builds. All you have to do is connect the port, home, set you material position, import your g-code and run. Very simple, no error messages, no problems at all. All you have to do is run your job without jumping through hoops.
 
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