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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 01:13:08 PM »
I think it is unlikely to be the software (but anything is possible).
Can you think of anything you have done to your PC between the time it was working Ok and now ??
Is your PC memory up to par ?? Have you tested it for errors ??

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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 02:11:56 PM »
The wizard will NOT give you ANY option for you to save the file. To save the file you must do that from  Mach3 . With the file loaded you use edit Gcode and then Save as.

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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 02:53:40 PM »
So I dont get, why is it not letting me save the file if it is over 20k lines, when I hit the start, it just starts the machine. If its under 20k lines, it opens the save as window and asks for a file name. There has to be something wrong in software.

When you exit the wizard, notice that sometimes the file that is automatically loaded into Mach3 may not be rewound to the beginning.
Click Rewind.
Then when you hit Cycle Start, it will prompt you for where to save the file.
Works here,
Russ
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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2016, 03:00:51 PM »
It needs to see the M40 at the start.
Otherwise, the file will just run from where it's at.

The smaller files load and rewind, but the larger ones, for some odd reason, do not completely rewind after the toolpath generation.

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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 03:28:20 PM »
That odd here the large files always start at the top IF you give it enough time to completely load and make it thru post test of the code. I just did another 3,000,000 + line file to test. That file took a while to create and a while to load and be ready to run but it started at the top. There IS a pause when it has loaded but still working on the posttest of teh Gcode and may look like it is done but it was not.

Try it again to see IF you wait it will eventually rewind to start.

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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2016, 03:30:51 PM »
could be memory related ? like Tweakie mentioned earlier ?
mine always completes loading, but never starts bigger files at the top.
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Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2016, 04:40:20 PM »
Thought it might be related to the toolpath display.
Turned it off and get the exact same results with the same file.

157570 lines load completely, then it begins on line 4002.
Rewind before Cycle Start and all is good.

Weird.
Re: Got license, Won't do over 20k lines of code.
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2016, 05:17:00 PM »
Ran another test today, the rewind works, I hit start and it gave me the save as box with 56k lines. But I think as someone said ram might be part of the problem. Im running a P4, w/ 4g ram. Might be time to get something with more performance. Thanks guys for the help.