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Hi, Oskie

Your file has Arcs also, It's mostly that you haven't setup your Cut and Tool table settings.

Load your DXF, Clean, Optimize, Button's (Right Side).

Set "Cut", Info.Set, Rapid Hight, Cut Start, Cut Depth (Don't forget the Neg."-"), Set Layer, Set All Layers, Buttons.

Set "Tool", You'll need to Create and Update some Tools (This will give you your Feeds, Speeds and Cuts Per Pass Info.)

Give it a Try, Chip

Hi, Oskie

The pink lines are Arc's, Hears a G-code file of it. .125 cut depth.

Post your G-code file.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Cartierusm

In the end it's all a balancing act, Your acceleration value can be above or below your F-speed setting.

If your acceleration value is below your F-speed with short line segments, You may never see your True set F-speed during the job, (slower, smother).

If your acceleration value is above your F-speed, It starts runs stops at the F-speed, (harsher, more Abrupt moves).

Glad It's Working Better, Chip

Hi, Cartierusm

All in All, With small line segments, (short x## Y## moves), Your motors will Sing, Can you name that Tune !!.

But it dose sound, Sorta spread out and out-a little, No lost steps as far as you now. (Done a G00 X0 Y0 move to home after you finish the cut, Is it OK.

Moving your Acceleration UP till you start losing step's then back it off 10% or so, This will help close the Gap on achieving your F20 Speed, Ac-cell/De-cell (Closer Together).

On the Diagnostic Screen, Is the "Pulse Frequency", Locked in to a solid Value, "Should be", If your using 25K it should show a value above 25,000.

If it "Isn't",

A quick test is to run your G-code and move your mouse around in the Mach screen till the Pulse Frequency stabilizes to a solid value (Continue moving the mouse as necessary to keep it locked in during the Test).

It's a indication that you'll need to Optimize "Windows" for Mach"s use.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Progressive Move Error with X and Y
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:23:07 PM »
Hi, Carl

Is every thing sorted out (OK). ? (Well for now).

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Limit Switch Problems
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:16:25 PM »
Hi, Inivator

Use the pop-out pendant, (Tab key ON, Tab key OFF), Jog with it, Then zero your axises as needed.

Use the MDI line move G00 x# Y# Z#, Then zero your axises as needed.

Use Work Offsets, Saved in G55, G56,..........

There are several other ways also, Put it in your Reff  ALL button, G52 moves....

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Progressive Move Error with X and Y
« on: June 30, 2008, 07:48:07 PM »
Hi, Carl

What version of Mach are you using ? (Look under Help, About).

Mach's XMl is only saved with a shut-down and, re-start of the program, There is a Save Settings in Config menu. (Last item, Not sure what it saves though).

Close down re-start Mach and see if you get them to stick.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, i-marc

You may be in Constant Velocity mode (G64), Put a G61 in the top of your G-code file for Exact Stop mode (G61), That maybe It.

You can check/set it in your Comfig file or use MDI line G61 also.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: X and Y Axis Ball Screw pitch
« on: June 30, 2008, 12:58:58 AM »
Hi, Ferrall

Mach uses a "Steps Per" value in Motor tuning to calibrate each axis, So "Yes" thy can be different values.

One thing to keep in mind, To get the proper cut resolution you need to have adequate number of Steps Per "Inch".

With your X axis 1" in 1 turn ball-screw, It needs 10,000 steps per turn  for .0001  Accuracy or 1000 steps per turn for .001 Accuracy.

Ask Away, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: "Z" Plunges Opposite Dir.
« on: June 29, 2008, 11:34:34 PM »
Hi, RC, Bud

No answers hear. The Bata ver. (Pro) was $60.00, now $75.00, That get you a full release ver. When it comes out it will be $150.00, I Think.

Hopefully there will be further work at some point, Id' start a note book or TXT file for the data you need to keep.

Thanks, Chip