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Cannot see tool path in mach4 hobby
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »
I'm a complete noob and beginner at this.... So I got my retrofitted Isel gantry running with Gecko G540, and the UC100 port interface on Mach4 hobby. I tried loading some of the G code files like the roadrunner which I believe has a .tap extension. Am I missing something that I cannot see the tool path? I hit the compile tool path button and it shows the compiling pop up, but no tool path. Code ran just fine on the gantry... 
Re: Cannot see tool path in mach4 hobby
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 12:47:31 AM »
Hi,
welcome. This post will get more views in the Main Mach4 Discussion board. With any sort of luck one of the moderators will shift
it for you.

I'm going to guess that the toolpath is being drawn but at such a small scale that you can't see it. I've had it happen
occasionally. Try holding the RH mouse button and scan up/down to increase the magnification.

Craig
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Re: Cannot see tool path in mach4 hobby
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 07:15:59 AM »
Had to follow up on this one. The windows 7 computer I bought did not have an advanced graphics card. Installed an NVIDEA card and all is good now.  Can see the tool path and manipulate it without issues.
Re: Cannot see tool path in mach4 hobby
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 12:36:30 AM »
Myrickman,
For a PC without a video card, the settings like in the photo will help.
Re: Cannot see tool path in mach4 hobby
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 12:51:56 PM »
Thanks for the tip...always trying to climb the learning cliff