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Nobody? This is a pretty serious defect, and I'm at a stand still.

** Edit ** Ok, I'm really getting frustrated. What's a paying customer gotta do to get a bug looked at?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Code wanders off?
« on: March 29, 2008, 11:46:18 AM »
Thanks for the replies. - Is this the right place for "official" support questions?
Here's my issue detail with code and pictures: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,6380.0.html

Its really odd though that it only goofs up sometimes, and never in the same spot. I'm really gun shy now though because I have broken two tools - even though my hand is on the stop, I never know where its going to happen. Some additional info that should make troubleshooting easier:

I downloaded the latest version of mach3, and installed totally default - no mods of any kind on two different computers (one Mac, one PC, both on Windows XP SP2 with all current updates)
I also re-did the part in my cam software and still get the same result
The part shows correctly in the display, and as the pictures show in the link above, also shows where it wanders off in two of the cases.
Running just the software (i.e. not running my actual machine), it seems to fail about 30% of the time, but I haven't run it a ton of times.
I run the code from the local hard drive. The computer is not network attached, and has a clean install on it, so very little virus potential.

Any help will be greatly appreciated as I'm dead in the water and can't make parts :(

Rats! I posted the wrong code.. thanks for posting that. The other one (I'll put the right code in) runs fine sometimes too, but as you can see from the screen shots, randomly wanders off some of the time.

see title and previous post

General Mach Discussion / Re: Code wanders off?
« on: March 27, 2008, 08:59:54 PM »
I posted my code and pictures here:

I wish there weren't so many dang forums.. I feel like I have to chase everywhere.

I'm on the latest version, and get this on multiple computers. This is a show stopper for me, and I've crashed tools twice now as I'm working close to my fixtures.

Sorry, posted wrong code at first - this one should be the right one.

I'm totally stumped and tired of breaking tooling. Anybody willing to take a look?
> Odd thing is, sometimes it works, some times it doesn't.
> Other similar parts work just fine.
> Tried to recode this one, and still a problem.
> Mach shows the correct path, but wanders off it - this is both in the software and hardware.
> I have no spindle control, mist control or on off relays. Its just xyz control.
> In both images, the green line is where it wanders off - not always the same places. It does this on two different PC's, wether I'm just running the software simulation or actually cutting parts.

N104 G0 G17 G40 G49 G80 G90
N106 G0 Z.25
N108 X0 Y0
N106 G0 G90 G54 X-.1302 Y.5267
N110 Z.1
N112 G1 Z-.045 F1.
N114 X.8056 F2.
N116 G2 Y.4391 R.0438
N118 G1 X-.0682
N120 G3 Y.3516 R.0437
N122 G1 X.8056
N124 G2 Y.264 R.0438
N126 G1 X-.0682
N128 G3 Y.1765 R.0438
N130 G1 X.8056
N132 G2 Y.0889 R.0438
N134 G1 X-.1302
N136 Z.055 F5.
N138 G0 Z.25
N140 X.7372 Y-.181
N142 Z.055
N144 G1 Z-.175 F5.
N146 Y-.057 F2.
N148 G3 X.6442 Y.036 R.093
N150 G1 X.3568
N152 X.1318 Y.1297
N154 X.0192
N156 G2 X-.0428 Y.1917 R.062
N158 G1 Y.2417
N160 G2 X.0192 Y.3037 R.062
N162 G1 X.1192
N164 G3 Y.3047 R.0005
N166 G1 X.0192
N168 G2 X-.0428 Y.3667 R.062
N170 G1 Y.4167
N172 G2 X.0192 Y.4787 R.062
N174 G1 X.1318
N176 X.3568 Y.5725
N178 X.6442
N180 G2 X.7062 Y.5105 R.062
N182 G1 Y.4605
N184 G2 X.6442 Y.3985 R.062
N186 G1 X.4442
N188 G3 Y.21 R.0943
N190 G1 X.6442
N192 G2 X.7062 Y.148 R.062
N194 G1 Y.098
N196 G2 X.6442 Y.036 R.062
N198 G0 Z.25
N200 X0 Y0
N210 M30

General Mach Discussion / Code wanders off?
« on: March 25, 2008, 11:29:38 PM »
Hi all, sorry if this is a repost somewhere...

I'm using the latest release of Mach 3, and on one part, it sometimes just wanders off. Its a simple 2d part consisting of mostly straight lines and simple 1/2 circles. Some times, but only sometimes! it just wanders off in the middle of the part like it lost 1/2 of a line segment. The weird thing is that it does it both on the Mach tool path simulation and the real part, but doesn't do it every time. Any ideas? Kinda scary for me! (broken tools to attest). I took screen shots if it helps.

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: cut direction cant be changed
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:26:27 AM »
Hmmm... I'll go try again in the morn and take some screen shots. I can select it, but it doesn't do it. Your screens show a bit different than mine I think. Anyway, thanks for the tips, and I'll check again tomorrow. I downloaded a bunch of demos of other stuff, and was able to do it with Desknc? - can't remember atm lol.

LazyCam (Beta) / cut direction cant be changed
« on: January 05, 2008, 08:34:07 PM »
I have a license to Mach3, but not lazycam (at least until I can be sure it works). I may just not be smart enough to use it, but tooling offsets don't do a thing, and no matter what I click or how, it only cuts counter clockwise. Before I spend my hard earned money, I'd like to at least see it work once. Any ideas? I see both the settings and cut direction under the "Offsets" tab, but they don't do anything.

Thanks, and apologies in advance if somebody already explained this (Chip?)

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: How do I order chains?
« on: January 05, 2008, 11:35:32 AM »
Hi, Spinnetti

Looked at your dxf and LC PRO, There doesn't seem to be a way to move Entity at this time.

This is what I did, Edited each half on a different layer in Cad, Then saved them by turning one layer off at a time, Saved them to left and right.

Load one at a time and saved as LCAM files, Hear thy are.

LC just isn't up to doing much at this time  >:(

Thanks, Chip

Thanks for your help...

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