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mach3 error
« on: June 18, 2013, 07:11:45 AM »
I get the same message when I try and open a gcode in mach3.."bad character used line 0"     and there is no picture.  The code looks like this...   
code:
(cutoff)
auto optimization=1
climb cut=0
code snip=1
comment=

...so on and so forth

 This is the same for both new drawings from draftsight and previous files that I had already cut.   I am new to cnc and bought a viper last fall.   It came with draftsight, sheetcam and mach3.   Their tech dept won't respond to my questions so I am on my own and pretty frustrated. The sheetcam and mach3 were already loaded on the machine...so...I don't have a cd to reload mach3...HELP   thanks

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Re: mach3 error
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 07:29:48 AM »
Would really need to see the rest of your code but the first few lines you posted are not legal G Code.
If they are meant to simply be comments then they should be surrounded by parentheses the same as the first line is.
Hood
Re: mach3 error
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 01:54:04 PM »
you really want me to type out all the code...I wrote them out this morning and it took  an hour...typing would triple that time. I could scan what I wrote and email that to you if I had your email address
paul_boccolucci@yahoo.com
Re: mach3 error
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 01:57:45 PM »
that's
paul   underscore   boccolucci@yahoo.com

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Re: mach3 error
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 06:49:23 PM »
Try copy and paste. Remember, your using a computer, not a typewriter.
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Re: mach3 error
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 03:08:33 AM »
You can just attach the code from the reply page by using the additional options button.
Hood