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The operation with all the holes is done ok- they are not perfect circles but that is the least of my problems with this.....The left square- the bottom line goes ok...however it starts the vertical side lines and does them slanted??? From there it only goes further off path to do crazy lines that don't seem to represent anything in the designated toolpath.  Could this be more a problem with the way Mach3 is configured with my router than a GCode problem itself?

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Can anyone help me with this GCode?
« on: April 07, 2010, 12:12:58 PM »
I created this code in Cut2d and i'm running Mach3 on my router. However when i cut this piece it does not follow the toolpath shown on the screen in either mach3 or cut2d.  Its starts out ok but at the same spot everytime it goes off on its own thing.

I agree something definitely changed however other than just shutting the system down I did nothing! This machine will be the death of me!

General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle wont start, keyboard jog doesnt work
« on: November 25, 2009, 04:17:57 PM »
Did you try pushing F5 to start the spindle? 

Can anyone assist me with a problem i'm having with my router!!! When i set my soft limits my -x axis ceases from jogging correctly. It slowly jumps ( very slowly) instead of a smooth and normal speed jog. It works correctly as soon as i depress the soft limits button. Then when i try to run a job and spindle doesnt go anywhere near where its supposed to. I select jog follow on the window view but when the job starts to run it doesnt follow the toolpath at all. The screen just sits idle while the spindle goes to a location on the table that its not supposed to be at. Please can anyone help i'm about to set fire to this machine. I don't understand the why this machine goes awry every now and then??!!! I didnt change any settings and now its doing this. Desperate for help. Thanks!

FAQs / Re: Cutting Acryclic
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:47:37 AM »
Thanks Gadget47...looking forward to hearing about the Amana Tools bits....I was looking into them as well. please let me know how they work out for you!

FAQs / Re: Cut 2d to Mach3?
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:43:23 PM »
You can make diamond shapes in Cut2D. You would basically make a box then highlight the line and right click...then at the bottom you'll see edit node mode. You'll have to add a note at the midpoint of each line then delete the 4 original points.  But to answer your question you don't really need a drawing program other than 2D if you are planning on doing very simple and basic shapes.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Routing Acrylic!!! Please Help!
« on: April 15, 2009, 03:31:34 PM »
What is the best router bit for this application? I've been told single and or double flute - O Flute? Any suggestions?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Routing Acrylic!!! Please Help!
« on: April 15, 2009, 12:12:44 PM »
I am operating with a 6hp spindle. If that makes a difference.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Routing Acrylic!!! Please Help!
« on: April 15, 2009, 11:45:54 AM »
I'm running a spindle without coolant- so spindle speed and feed rate don't matter much?

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