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Mach3 stopping
« on: December 31, 2013, 01:38:58 PM »
Hi first time on the forum and I have a problem
Mach3 stops running the program at line 4860 every time I try running it.
I have no problem running shorter programs but on this one it just stops.

I am using:
Windows XP
Mastercam X4,  Vectric Aspire 3, and BobCad Cam
Mach3 (Mach3 R3.043.066) it is licensed.

I have tried turning off the tool path display and that didn't help.
I have noticed that when I load the program in the top left where the code is displayed that it only shows part of the code down to line 4860
the code goes to 19360.

I did get it to show the full code once but as soon as I connected to the controller it messed up again.

I attached a picture of the Mach3 and the program I am using. 
The program is engraving letters on a cylinder using the 4th axis.

I have used Bobcad, aspire 3, and mastercam to write the program with all stop around 4800 on the code.

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Re: Mach3 stopping
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 01:43:29 PM »
You are using a pirate licence and that effectively puts Mach into Demo mode. Demo mode is restricted to 500 lines of code so that is why you have what you have :)

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Re: Mach3 stopping
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 01:54:38 PM »
Since you didn't pay for Mach3, did you pay for Aspire and MasterCAM?

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Re: Mach3 stopping
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 02:49:07 PM »
I bought the machine off ebay and was told it was licensed copy
the other software I own I bought legally.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 02:54:39 PM by elcar903 »
Re: Mach3 stopping
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 03:06:27 PM »
This is the machine I am using, I got it for engraving some name plates and stuff

the machine was bought used and came with a computer that was suppose to have Mach3 on it which it does but apparently the license is not legal.
I have mastercam and the others on my work computer.
now that I know that is the problem is i'll go buy Mach3 license.

thanks for the help
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 03:15:44 PM by elcar903 »
Re: Mach3 stopping
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 05:20:51 PM »
Thank you everyone for the help it was the Mach3 license.
I didn't know when I bought the machine that it was a pirated version of the software that came with it, I just bought the license and removed the pirated version
and re-insalled from a fresh licensed copy and everything works fine now.    ;D