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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.

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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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