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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 07:18:01 PM »
he has 1 Gig of ram.
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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 07:34:59 PM »
BLIND as a bat, thanks HOOD.

What version are you running. We have seen problems with large files in later versions of mach. I have a simple 5mb test file that can Make mach cry UNCLE every time. It has also been know to crash MACH all the way out to a dead computer. ALMOST like mach had a MEM leak and would corrupt itself. Still looking for that one.
Does not seem to happen with V.019.

I think we need to do some more documented testing with large files ,there MAY be a problem that needs FIXIN.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 08:19:59 PM »
Another vote for coding by hand, my power divider only came out as a few Kb for both sides. Windows Notepad all the way.
Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 09:54:01 PM »
RAY if you do not have the MEM for mach to load the file into RAM windows will start spooling mem off to disk and that makes MACH choppy.

(;-) TP

Terry,

So you're saying that statement on the ArtSoft download page is wrong??  If so, shouldn't somebody fix it??
Regards,
Ray L.

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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 10:08:08 PM »
RAY try loading and running a file that big (;-) The largest I have tried was only 1,000,000 blocks and that did NOT go well. Even with 2GB of MEM

Give it a whirl let us know how it worked for ya


 AND that is NOT what I said..

(;-) TP
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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 11:36:09 PM »
I have one gig in now , will push it up to 3gb but im thinking that its good money after bad, may as well just upgrade the pc to something faster...

will upload the nc file tommorow from work.. .. 48 mb wont fly from home at 15kb/s up..

It seems like mach should be able to handle it..




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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2009, 11:46:41 PM »
1 gb should work. That 48 meg file should take up about 800 MB of MEM to load.

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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2009, 11:47:57 PM »
ver = 3.042.020

yeah i got 577mb usage from taskmanager

and answer to previous question. nope no arcs in this software.

to add to descrition of the issue.. its like the whole mill suddenly stops.. then starts again, but all the values are at the wrong places.. it carries on cutting but with incorrect Y and X.

I decided to write a path. wiull upload to rapidshare. I hope i can solve this as i really like the software, and its associated fixtures.




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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009, 11:59:48 PM »
the time it started turning A all by itself in code that never actually calls A at all it killed a really nice cutter.. didnt hurt the fixture too much tho... :)

here is a 43.5mb file.. typical output from the pathing wizard. uses 0.127 20' pyramid cutter and 0.02 stepover.

http://rapidshare.com/files/274958564/test_path.7z.html

5 downloads only.. some new limit they using

path is half a ring side as illustration.



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Re: Do i need a bigger pc for mach..
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 12:05:12 AM »
oops extra info
that path will run fine on mach as long as i use really slow feed.. like 200mm/min through 400mm/min, as compared to my usual of running paths at 800 through 1200mm/min..

seems like the bigger the path the slower mach has to run..