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Mach e-stops on Program Load
« on: December 09, 2010, 12:11:21 PM »
I am have an issue with mach going into e-stop when I load a long program. I am using the current development version with the machstd screen set. I am also using a smooth stepper. It only seems to happen on the long programs.  Is there something that I should look for that could be triggering the e-stop?

Thanks,
Tom
Re: Mach e-stops on Program Load
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 12:49:11 PM »
If the "Use Watchdogs" is set in "General Configuration",  loading or Regen-ing,  can sometimes trip the "Driver watchdog" causing a e-stop... (At least on the laptop I use to cut with)

Marsha

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Re: Mach e-stops on Program Load
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 12:50:47 PM »
Interested in the outcome of this one because I had a similar problem with very long programs (in excess of 340,000 lines of code).

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Re: Mach e-stops on Program Load
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 02:22:04 PM »
Another thing that might help is if you disable the toolpath view.

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Re: Mach e-stops on Program Load
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 03:15:00 PM »
Thanks for the help. It seems that as long as I have the toolpath view unselected when I load or redrawing, the e-stop won't be triggered. If I have it enabled then the e-stop is triggered. Does anyone know if in Mach 4 if this will be fixed?

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Tom

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Re: Mach e-stops on Program Load
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 03:36:15 PM »
Yes it should be, everything will be in separate modules so problems like this shouldnt happen.

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