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Mach3 will not load file
« on: August 14, 2015, 10:12:17 AM »
Newbie here, just got a 3040T with mach3. Mach3 would not install on my comp so i copied the Mach3 setup to my hard drive and then installed mach3. The problem is when I load a file to demo it doesn't show a pic on the job display, the file reads it is there but no display.
Am I supposed to buy a license? What am I missing? Thanks so much
Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 10:39:32 AM »
If it loads G code but doesn't show the toolpath it means the tool path coordinates don't fall within the travels of the machine you have set up.

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Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 12:06:10 PM »
Is there an error message?
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Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 02:48:03 PM »
No error msg.
Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 02:54:56 PM »
What should the toolpath coordinates be?

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Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 09:21:19 PM »
Make sure your not in table display mode, and regen the toolpath.
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Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 10:20:04 PM »
Double check to make sure that the toolpath is NOT disabled
Re: Mach3 will not load file
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 11:33:50 PM »
I did both of those and it didn't work.  It downloads the file but doesn't show up on display.