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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Driver Test
« on: July 01, 2007, 06:10:46 PM »
Hi Monty,
I have tried it and the machine sounds like it is got square gears in it. The old clunk clunk thing.
Hey, no harm, no foul. I can sell the Sony on Ebay and make $$$$$$$ to buy more stuff. ;)
Thanks Again.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Driver Test
« on: June 30, 2007, 11:30:04 AM »
Hi there Monty, No I haven't figured out the problem. I did talk to Sony and was told that the onboard graphics could not be disabled. That means that if the problem is in the on board graphics  then I'm out of luck with this Sony computer.
With not being able to disable the graphics, We'll never know.
I now have a Dell to fix up and use. I have tried the driver test on many computers since,(all friends)and Dell is the only one that worked perfect everytime. I was running my machine with a borrowed Dell but now have to give it up.
You've be a great help by getting me going in the right direction.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Driver Test
« on: June 15, 2007, 07:33:46 AM »
Hi there Monty, I give this all a look and see what I have. I think what your leaning to is this is a video problem and not a clock problem.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Driver Test
« on: June 14, 2007, 07:29:28 AM »
HI Monty,
I'm not sure about onboard video, but it had a video card that I removed when I saw the test. I also removed the modem card that was in it too. I changed the clock to regular pc as well. To me this step in the clock test is very strange.

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 Driver Test
« on: June 13, 2007, 07:17:06 PM »
I am installing a new computer in the shop. I think I have a problem and afraid to hook up my machine. Take a look at my test. Could somebody let me know if this is ok. My old computer looked test looked good. My new one is a sony with p4, 3000 processer 1 gig ram. I did the opt. thing and still get strange looking test. Please advise me.

OK here is what I figured out. To keep from getting this message, "Radius to end of arc differs from radius to start on line ##”, here's what worked for me. In Acad 2000, save the drawing as a Acad r12 dxf. For some reason Mach2 does not like Acad 2000 dxf. Next, switch the I & J to absolute mode and not INC mode. When this was done, I can import any part (except text) into Mach2 and post code and the code is good and part will run. Now I will consider buying the program. Now that I figured this out, the program works very well. Thanks to those that did reply to my problem.

I am having trouble using the dxf import in Mach2. Let me give some info. New home built cnc router. Computer works great as well as the cnc machine. I haven't cut any parts yet. I am using Mach2 demo. It seems to work fine controlling the router. But here is the problem. I have created a small angel for the church in AutoCad 2000. I used all lines and arcs. When imported with the dxf process, I get the message" Radius to end of arc differs from radius to start on line ##” when I load the Gcode file. My brother-in-law is a GCode expert. He tells me the problem is in the I & J's. All the I & J's have to be perfect to work and I believe him. I have been at this a month and still can't get it done. I have read in your manual that the I & J tolerances have to be within 0.0001 (or perfect) to work. (I know, turn the snaps on and they were on.)  I don't see any way to turn this off in the software. He is here on vacation and we spent all day converting the gcode to xy & radius to get it done. What I need to know is how to get around this problem? Can someone tell me what needs to happen? New cad software, new computer or is Mach software the problem?

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