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Offline Hobie

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Missing holes
« on: July 07, 2013, 05:29:08 PM »
My design has a bunch of holes (12 total).  I've created the G-code using MeshCAM-5 (build 37) and ran the output through CutViewer and everything looks good.

When I load the file into Mach3 I noticed that only 7 holes show up on the tool path display and when I attempt to run the design it only machines the 7 holes displayed.

All this is on my laptop system running SmoothStepper USB connected to a G540 and a Sherline 2000 mill.  Other times one of the 12 holes displays a giant 3" hole (design is 0.51" dia).

Here's the weird thing; if I load the same file on my desktop system everything looks good - can't run anything as I have mill connected to it.

The design file was created using Alibre (GeoMagic) 2013, the G-code was created using MeshCAM-5 (build37) and simulated using CutViewer Mill.

I'm looking for help as I have no clue as to what went wrong.

I've attached a copy of the G-code file and a screen shot showing the weird display.

TIA,
Ken

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Re: Missing holes
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 05:48:27 PM »
Your code is very long and it would seem you are hitting the 500 line limit of demo version.
Also the code looks to be very poor code for what it is, all short line segments when G2/G3 would normally be used.
Hood

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Re: Missing holes
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 06:27:43 PM »
Ah yes, the missing license file.  That's done but onto the next problem.

Thanks for your help.

-Ken