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    x and y

    1 have a 5x10 router, i drew up a project on artcam but when i put it in mach3 my x and y are in the wrong directions, i want to know if i can rotate my project with my tool paths without starting over. i tried rotate in artcam pro but it didst change anything. and while im at it can i change the x and y in my artcam because right now it x going across the bottom of my screen and i would like y. y is the longer direction on my machine 10'y 5'x help

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    Re: x and y

    Don't know about Artcam features but in Autodesk if my X is the longest side and I need the longest on the Y instead I can:

    1. In 3D model select modify.
    2. Move bodies - rotate about a line.
    3. Select corner line - Rotate 90degrees - done

    Now the longest side is on the Y axis.
    This is done in the CAD side not my CAM though. But at least I don't have to redraw it. I just need to re-edit the CAM afterwards.

    Sorry if this is no help.

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    Re: x and y

    I'm wondering if you can't change the project itself and really needed to workaround it. You could swap the X & Y drives around on the machine itself just to get the one project done.
    I don't know if it would work tbf but....

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    Re: x and y

    thanks for the help

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