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scrolling the view window causes hangups.
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:55:13 AM »
I've just ran a job which is fairly large and feeds are pretty quick, and if i scroll or pan the view window the program goes bonkers loosing position and halting, after a few seconds it resumes but has lost position.

The comp is a p4 with 2ghx proc and 1gb of memory.

Has anyone come accross this before, and is there a cure.

I'm putting it down to the speed of the comp, any suggestions.

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Re: scrolling the view window causes hangups.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 11:42:13 AM »
There is a history of problems with the video window and running extremely long GCode files and I think it is probably more to do with the PC’s video card than it is to do with processor speed. However, turning off the video window (Diagnostics / Toolpath on/off) seems to cure the problem others have found.

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Re: scrolling the view window causes hangups.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:03:50 PM »
Don't click in the toolpath window while the machine is running. It's a limitation of Mach3, not your PC.
And as Tweakie said, I'd turn the display off if your have more than around 200,000 lines of g-code.
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Re: scrolling the view window causes hangups.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 12:51:36 PM »
sorry for the late reply guys, thanks for your help.