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Hello,

The error was in the Status Line and I did not see it or it did not come up until I ran the Mach3 simulation. I did not know that if the program ran OK in BobCAM's simulation it might not be OK in Mach3. I am just not that familiar with the software yet. Cutting a second sample right now. First one came out OK.

Hope this helps someone else in the future!

Cismontguy

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Hello Forum,

I am not sure whether I have solved the problem, but I found there was an error in the drawing and or Gcode that, on simulation run in Mach 3 the program stopped. The line reads "Zero Radius ArcLine 2637". I have no idea what this means, and without being able to see the tool path I did not know where it was on the project, so I just ran a piece of material and it was in the letter "C" in some of the text. I tried redrawing the file's art work several times and this same error came up several times, further down the Gcode. But after I simplified the artwork, I got a ToolPath displayed in Mach 3 and the program ran without a problem.

So I guess, if you do not get a ToolPath image in Mach3 you had better not run the program until you find the error in the code. I hope that is correct.

Cismontguy

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Hello,

Yes, were have a fully licensed copy of both BobCAM and Mach 3. Yes the Tool Path function is turned on . I can see it on other CNC programs I have loaded this morning to make double sure something in the settings has not been changed between today and last week.

Cismontguy

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Just to answer the other question, Mach 3 is not showing any error messages on loading the file and creating the tool path.

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Thanks for the replies!

OK the Program Limits screen shown on the Tool Path page of Mach 3 are : X range +0.00 +15.540 /  Y range +0.00 and +7.360   which are well within the working range of my CNC router area of movement.

I decided to take a chance and just run the program and it ran just fine but for some drawing detail errors that became apparent when the tool cut the sample materal, but still no tool path illustration shown in Mach 3?

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Hello,

I am not sure what you mean, by limits?

The 9"x 9" rectangle is at 0,0 for the lower right hand corner of the X,Y axis in BobCAM.

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Hello,

I just "wrote" a new engraving program with morning using BobCAM V24 It ran perfectly in the BobCAM simulator. I then opened the G code in Mach 3 on our CNC router's computer. The engraving is straight forward, on a 9" x 9" square. But I cannot see the artwork in the Mach 3's Tool Path window, on the right hand side of the monitor? There is a tiny little green dot that you can not zoom up to, no matter how you try? Any ideas? The machine was working fine last week.

I did try loading another file that has been used before, and it opened in the tool path window, just fine?
Thanks,

Cismontguy

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You are right, of course! My mistake!~ Sorry everyone!

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Hello,

I am new to BobCAM and working my way through my first programs. I wanted to edit a G code program we had generated but when I tried to use the "Edit Code" feature in BobCAM, I get a error message from Predator saying my "Index Out of Bounds".

I have no idea what this means? Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Cismontguy

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General Mach Discussion / Re: changing the mouse wheel rate for zoom?
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:05:30 PM »
Thanks Hood, I appreciate your reply. I will check this when I get back in the workshop.

Cismontguy

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