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Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« on: September 22, 2015, 11:47:05 AM »
Hi All
   i have a problem..
  Mach3 will not "RUN FROM HERE" at any line number over approx 160000.  it works fine with anything up to this but after it locks out the RESET button around line162000.
  As i have started to do some large 3D pieces with Aspire. this can be very frustrating when something goes wrong or a power blip knocks out the PC as the models i am cutting have 1million+ lines of code.
    the latest (still on the machine bed hoping for a solution) was 97% complete or 5 1/2 hours of cutting when the power went off at around line 902000 !!!
 does anyone know a solution to this ?
   cheers
     Dave

Pc
 3ghz Pentium 4 with 2 gig ram
win XP service pack 2  (clean install with nothing but Mach3)
no network installed
 iv attached some files



 
Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 12:06:22 PM »

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Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 01:50:46 PM »
The G Code line numbering is incrementing by 10 so its only getting to roughly 16000 lines.

What are the graphics card specs?
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Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 02:44:45 PM »
I'd like to add also, "Run from here" doesn't set spindle speed as it should.
Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 04:36:35 PM »
the video card is
  Nvidia gforce 6300  256meg ram

If you load the gcode into notepad++ you will see that the full code length is 947515 lines.
here are the pictures in a sensible size
As can be seen from the photo when RUN FROM HERE was run it stopped at line 162398
and the warning/reset LED is flashing red. bottom right hand corner
   i am running 2010 screenset.


Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 04:39:48 PM »
and the 2nd photo


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Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 04:54:45 PM »
Are you pressing cycle start so it can do the prep move? If the reset is tripping it should be giving a message when it does. I'm not sure but I don't think the screen would have any kind of interlock that's causing the run from here grief. I guess it would be easy enough to load the default 1024 set and test though.

It isn't tripping out because of a limit switch is it?
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Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 05:02:44 PM »
you cannot press cycle start without pressing reset first.
   no its not tripping on a limit switch as this is all fine when the "run from here" macro starts.

if you reset and press cycle start it then does the prep move to the line number it locked out on in this case 162398.
or put another way about 4hrs back in the cut!!!
Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 05:04:59 PM »
Iv run this code on my graphics PC and it works fine except my graphics PC does not have a printer port!!

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Re: Problem with "RUN FROM HERE"
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2015, 05:55:05 PM »
I tried it here with LPT version. Set everything up and get ready then Turn OFF the toolpath display then load and run Run from here. It works fine here I restarted about a dozen times at and above your restart point with no problems. 

This is a plain jane setup without a graphics card, Onboard video only.

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