Indexer Virtual Tool

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Before we get started with learning about using the Indexer Virtual Tool to create your Indexer files there are two things to keep in mind...

  • All Indexer Virtual Tool files are cut with the bottom of the bit zeroed at the center of the blank. It doesn’t matter if it’s a ballnose bit, a pointed roundover bit, or any other shape. You MUST zero the lowest point of the bit at the center of the blank.

  • The crosswise axis MUST be zeroed at the center of the blank. So if you have setup the indexer so that the blank is running parallel to the X axis, the Y axis must be centered in the middle of the blank. If you have proximity switches on your ShopBot, you can create a new version of the XY homing routine to zero your indexer to make the job easy...just change the X and Y axis offsets and then save the file with a new name.

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