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N5000
« on: December 28, 2006, 05:51:29 PM »
I'm new to CNC and have a bunch of questions about Mach3 and Lazy Cam, but I'll start with the one that confounds me the most.   Why does Mach3 stop moving when a file reaches N5000? The elapsed time counter keeps going as if it's still going but everything else stops.
Would this be the same reason a big chunk of my drawing also goes missing from the tool path window when I load the same file?

Might this have something to do with the Mach3 license I was supposed to receive from the guy I bought my CNC router from (but still have not received it)?

Thanks

Hood

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Re: N5000
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 06:19:14 PM »
If you dont have the license your code is limited to 1000 lines, sounds like thats your problem. To make sure go to the Help menu then "about Mach3 control" and when the window pops up does it have your or someones name there?
Hood
Re: N5000
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 06:34:27 PM »
Hi, I just checked and it says it's the demo version and it should still be the demo version because I have not received any info on licensing yet. I was told by the dealer of the router that ArtSoft would be contacting me about it but so far nothing. Looks like I'll be contacting the dealer again.

I knew about the 1000 line demo limit, but was confused by the N5000 the program stops at. I guess I'm still not exactly sure what a "line" is.

Hood

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Re: N5000
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 07:00:34 PM »
Might be worth an email to Art to ask if the dealer has passed on your info.
Hood

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Re: N5000
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 07:08:22 PM »
The N5000 line is probably line 1000. Your code is probably numbered in increments of 5.




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Re: N5000
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 07:37:46 PM »
Hi, Mills

Is your Gcode numbered N5, N10, N15..................N5000, 1000 lines of code.

In your Post processor like LazyCam you can set the line, N- Numbers to increment to most any value by 1, 5, 10, to keep order and allow

you to add code in order, lots of systems ignore the N - numbers and run line to next line.

Hope this Helps, Chip
Re: N5000
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007, 01:14:59 PM »
Thanks guys. The problem was indeed due to the demo limits.