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Offline Tom

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CNC doesn't move but mach3 thinks it is
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:17:38 PM »
Hi I'm trying to run my first 3d profile project and I'm guessing it must be a simple issue that I'm having.

I created an object which was exported as .stl  then in Cambam I created the gcode

Gcode opens fine in mach3 and looks right.

When I start to run, the motors make noises but they don't actually move the router, meanwhile mach3 is showing as if everything is moving along fine.

If I cut other gcode files that are just 2d files, the CNC moves as it should and works great.

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing ?


Thanks!

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Re: CNC doesn't move but mach3 thinks it is
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 02:24:11 PM »
Can you attach your xml and also the code you are trying to run.
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Re: CNC doesn't move but mach3 thinks it is
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 06:11:35 PM »
I think I got it! It had to do with a tiny dot that was almost invisible and it was way off to the left of the actual piece. I didn't see it but it. Must have been left over from when I was starting to draw the object in CAD.

I'm guessing maybe the machine stopped because it was telling it to go way off the cutting area....

Any works great now.

Thanks for you quick respose and offer to help!