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A system used to define points in space by establishing directions (axes) and a reference position (origin). Coordinate systems can be rectangular or polar. 

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Cartesian coordinate system 


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A distance along an axis or axes from the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system. Any point in space can be located relative to a known position. Any point in space can be located relative to a known position. 

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A value stored in the offsets register in the control that will be used for automatic cutter compensation. Each tool has its own. 

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The difference between the length of a cutting tool and a reference value. Tools that are different lengths. 

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The point where two or more axes of a coordinate system intersect. Has coordinates of zero. 

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A known position or datum from which other measurements can be taken. 

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The distance from the machine zero to the work zero along each axis. 

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A virtual coordinate system that allows the definition of more than one series of work offsets. 

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A reference point that is established at machine setup. A hard position that is set by tripping a sensor or limit switch. 

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The location on the workpiece that serves as the origin for the programmed coordinates in the part program. 

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The designation for the 1st offset. 

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Distance along the X and Y axes from the origin. 

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Points not given from a fixed reference point, but rather from a previous point. 

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