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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 19, 2020, 12:26:49 PM »
In version 4300, removing all the M codes made no difference.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:42:16 AM »
Since there is interest in the gcode, I've attached a file which causes the problem.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:38:56 AM »
Just curious MitchB, What program did you use to generate the .nc file. I use BobCad. v 28.

Pat

I used MadCam from Rhino.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:37:50 AM »
I think you should try this version :-

ftp://www.machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/


Thanks for that suggestion.  As a test, I reinstalled 4300 after seeing that 3804 worked.  4300 still didn't work.  Then I tried version 4410 and that works fine.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 18, 2020, 05:28:36 PM »
Sorry for not replying to Graham.  The files I am trying are quite simple and small and have no special M codes.  They worked previously and I'm pretty sure they worked in version 4300 - so that is a bit mysterious.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 18, 2020, 03:51:09 PM »
Thanks for that suggestion.  Going back to version 3804 fixed my problem as well.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 18, 2020, 10:36:11 AM »
Are the gcode files very big

No.  Very small.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Regen Toolpath Hangs
« on: February 17, 2020, 02:41:55 PM »
I am using Mach4 Build 4300 on Win 7.  When I load or regenerate a toolpath, the progress bar progresses a little and then hangs.  This just started happening and nothing that I'm aware of has changed with my system.  This occurs with all .nc files including ones which have worked fine previously.

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Oh.  It's a bug with the latest version.  The previous version works as expected.  Except with that version (and maybe the latest also) selecting CW doesn't change the path to CW - it remains CCW.

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / MillWizard Rectangle Pocket Gcode Explanation?
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:47:04 PM »
I'm trying to make a rectangular pocket using MillWizard (2.0.5 although it says v4).  I want the outside of the pocket to be defined by the corners (0.5, 0.5) and (1.5, 2.5).  I pick SW corner and parameters Xorign: 0.5000  Yorign: 0.5000  Length 1.0000  Width: 2.0000 and a 0.250 end mill.  I wouldn't expect to see negative coordinates in the Gcode but I do.  Is there something I don't understand about this?  Here is the Gcode file:

(***New File Started***)
(created by NFS Mill, V4)
(New File Started 01/18/20 13:22:02)
(posted for Aluminum )
(Strategy: Equal )
(Rapid height: 0.1000  Clearance height: 0.0500 )
G98 G80 G17 G90 G54 G64 G91.1

G20 G90
(***New Tool Selected***)
(ToolNum: 04  Diameter: 0.2500  )
(Feed: 10.0000  SFM: 500.0000  Plunge: 10.0000  ChipLoad: 0.0001  )
M06 T4 (1/4 MILL)
G43 H4
M03 S7639
(***Rectangular Pocket***)
(Xorign: 0.5000  Yorign: 0.5000  Length 1.0000  Width: 2.0000  )
(Ztop: 0.0000  Zdepth: -0.5000  Zstep: 0.1000 )
(Cut Direction: CW)
(will make  5.0000  cuts of:  0.1000 )
G00 X1.0000 Y-1.0000
Z0.0500
G01 Z-0.1000 F10.00
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.0500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.2000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.1500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.3000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.2500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.4000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.3500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.5000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.4500
Z0.1000
M09
M05
M30 (end of file)

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