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Competitions / Re: ******Guess and win a G100 Grex******
« on: May 22, 2007, 07:13:56 PM »
2,397,000 chips!

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I'm having trouble with Mach3 (version 2.0) during the loading of the G code file and Mach3 does a simulated run to test the progrom.  Basically it complains with the following status message: "Radius to end of arc differs from radius to start on line number 1940".  Does this message from Mach3 seem legitimate based on the G code snippet below?  Or is possibly the problem with my CAM software (RhinoCam with post for Mach 2) generating invalid G code?

Here is the snippet that Mach3 is complaining about:
N1920 G01 X0.9810 Y1.5748
N1930 G01 Y2.6077
N1940 G02 X-0.9817 Y2.6085 I0.0000 J3.5151
N1950 G01 X-0.9829 Y1.5239

I'm very stuck right now-- I've never had this problem before with RhinoCam and Mach3. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide me.
-Eric

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Your opinion of Vista ?
« on: February 19, 2007, 03:48:04 PM »
I am a 15 year veteran software engineer.  The truth is that Microsoft software is a hulking obsolete giant at it's core, with lots of pretty visual/audio media skin deep.  If Microsoft came into existence today as a new company and presented Vista to the software engineering world as a new Operating System, Microsoft would be laughed off the planet and not given a second thought.  If you ever get a chance to run an operating system that's a true technical marvel (such as Linux), you'll discover straight away how faster your computer really is without XP's hulking boat anchor at it core weighing it down.  The fact is that Microsoft survives because their marketing group successfully schemes to maintain a near monopoly in the world of operating systems-- their success categorically has nothing to do with technical superiority.

That said, I currently run Windows XP (as opposed something like Linux) because I'm forced to since Microsoft maintains the near monopoly and there are so few applications for other operating systems.  Then, I'll run Vista after it's been out for about a year-- because I'll be forced to.

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