I have a stock of 3" x 5" x 3/8" (using the flip jig!) and a geometry that was 3" x 5" x 1/2". To have the geometry fit within the stock, in MeshCam, I reduced the geometry by the following amount x - 90%, y - 90%, and z - 75.4%. The intent was to create enough x-y space to get the 1/8" bit around the edge, and to reduce the Z to match the stock. When I am running the program through Carbide, the bit is cutting air with the Z position at 4.52mm above the stock.
- Under Toolpath>>Program Zero, I select the top center button of the image.
- I have cycled both the machine and Carbide to no avail.
- I have rerun the tool path calcs with the same result.
I thought it was the “reducing the geometry”, as this is the first time I have used that feature, however, the deltas in the numbers don’t appear to add up.