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Old 05-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by broder View Post
I dont understand Gibbs. Here's a little test part I tried to put into Gibbs (made in Solidworks), but it's always on the wrong side! I've tried rotating it, tried moving origo but as you can see in the pic, Y is where Z should be. What am I doing wrong? The grid is suppoed to be on the top

Writing G-code by hand is much easier than this IMO, but I guess this will save you time when you learn it.
Select the face that you want your work coordinate sytem on. Then right click and select align to CS. From there you can extract edges and start making a toolpath based off of that.
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