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Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2009, 02:18:37 PM »
I have really been trying to get this working. I'm at the point where I might try a different control software.
Here are some screen shots of what I have.
Firstly LC with DXF imported and all steps followed.
Second, the exported g-code in NCPlot 1.2
Third, the Mach3 screen of the same g-code.

Maybe someone can load my g-code and tell me if it is doing the same on there computer.

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Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 03:14:36 PM »
Just treid your gcode and it looks good here (I know my colors on the toolpaths are different as I have them set that way).

Not sure why Mach 3 is acting that way for you though, what version are you running and is it registered/paid for?

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Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2009, 03:47:57 PM »
It is a demo, the demo has a 500 line limit and I was think I could route one line (up to 500) at a time. I think it will display the complete file but only route up to the 500 line point right?

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Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 03:59:54 PM »
No, it'll only display 500 lines of code in the toolpath window.

Try breaking the .dxf into separate lines of text, and saving each line as it's own .dxf
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Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009, 04:03:15 PM »
oh well that is probably the whole problem then.
Very good I will give that a shot.
Thanks for all your help.
Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2009, 04:12:36 PM »
how long to get a licence key if I order it tonight?
Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2009, 10:03:07 AM »
I hope the Licence team works on Sunday :)
Re: Best way to make & route text.
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2009, 09:29:41 PM »
Thanks for the file Scott.
Other than the Lazyview: OpenGL error when I press the button "Mach3 load" I can now see the complete file in Mach3. I post the file using the OutPut menu in LazyCAM and it works that way.

Thanks
Brent