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Toolpath on display ??????
« on: March 13, 2009, 08:53:51 AM »
Ok, here we go again, I have cut2d working as my cam program, mach 3 working as my controlling program. When I bring in a job to cut mach 3 places the job on the toolpath display in the center of the screen on the toolpath display. When i jog to the job on tha table and zero all axis out and regen toolpath it places it on on the very bottom of the display where I can not see it at all. Even on the toolpath tab display ( The bigger display) I can not see it. If I do see it it is very small portion of the job. ???.

Weird thing happen last night, I was cutting a very simple design out of cut 2d, job started good good speed was on the last profile cut depth about 3/4 done and it just stopped. It had no more g-code to cut, it is like it did not bring all of the g-code in when I imported the job from cut2d ???

Besides that I love the program and all it does. I have just been cutting for about two weeks and have alot to still learn. 

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Re: Toolpath on display ??????
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 09:09:52 AM »
If the coordinates of your part are far away from zero, when you regen the toolpath it displays the 0,0 position, so your part is off the screen. Apparently your running your parts somewhere on your table away from 0,0. Not sure if you can have regen go to a certain position. I don't think so.

Your second issue sounds like you might not have a Mach3 license and Mach3 is limiting the amount of code you can run??
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Re: Toolpath on display ??????
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 11:32:19 AM »
ger21, Second question, The mach3 is the full version. Not sure what you are talking about as far a 0,0. I have been watching the videos on the mach page and the guy places his x,y to the edge of the material re gen the toolpath and the job relocates to that location. Mine relocates off of the display??? I guess it is no big deal as long as the job is cut correct right?

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Re: Toolpath on display ??????
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 11:34:17 AM »
When you regen, where is the current tool position, and where is your part?
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Re: Toolpath on display ??????
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 01:14:00 PM »
ger21, The part is in the middle of the table along with the tool position.

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Re: Toolpath on display ??????
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 01:32:49 PM »
What are the coordinates?
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