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Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« on: June 18, 2011, 10:10:13 AM »
When I draw an outline in Aspire, and transfer the resultant G code into Mach3 holes in the centre of an outline are shown as large diameter circles
I have tried several different outlines but the holes always come out as large circles not small diameter outlines that show in Vectric Aspire.
Thanks in anticipation
Eugene.

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 10:21:58 AM »
Change the IJ mode, best done in G Code but can also be done on General Config page.
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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 01:33:30 PM »
Thanks Hood you have solved my problem. Your knowledge of programming is outstanding. This is the second time you have helped me.
Thank you very much.
Eugene

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 03:29:05 AM »
Ha ha nothing could be further from the truth, my programming skills are basic at best ;D
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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 06:09:06 AM »
Far too modest Hood.

You help us all a lot more than you perhaps think.

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 03:07:11 PM »
Hood,
Its eugene again I am sorry to have to draw on your expertise again, but you solved one problem with my copy of Mach 3, now I have another problem.!!!
Mach3 will not stay in inches, it keeps reverting to metric, and it refuses to change to inches. This is a problem as all my code is all in inches.
Sorry to ask for your help again so soon.
Very best wishes.
eugene.

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 03:31:22 PM »
Can you attach your xml please, that will probably be the easiest and quickest way for me to try and find the problem.
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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 04:09:39 PM »
Hood,
I cannot thank you enough for offering your help. I think that the Mach 3 program must be corrupted. The trouble is that the computer that runs Mach3 is not connected to the internet. I was misguided by running it under Windows 7. Also I am elderly and struggling with MY memory and the program.
Anyway I am attaching the xml file for you to have a look at.
Thanks,
Eugene.

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 04:25:29 PM »
Seems to be in Inch mode here, if you look top right of the screen you will see G20. Could your code possibly have a G21 at the start? That would change it to Metric.

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Re: Holes appearing as large circles in Mach3
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 07:03:16 PM »
The program does not have either a G20 or G21. I think that Mach3 itself has been corrupted, what do you think?