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tool path is not displaying
« on: May 25, 2016, 01:19:56 AM »
hoping someone can point me in the right direction. when i load my g code file in mach, it does not show the tool path for the part to be machined. sometimes you can see a very small L shaped line about the size of a pen tip on the screen, if you zoom in for like a mile, it will fill the display, but no tool path. this problem appeared after updating to version 2.2914. i ran as administrator to do the update. it may have nothing to do with it but that is when the problem surfaced. one thing to mention is that old g code files that i have  seem to load just fine. when posting,i have tried saving them as tap and nc files. what other relevant info is needed? thanks in advance.

picture 1 is after loading the g code. only a small spec is visible on the screen
picture 2 is after zooming in a considerable distance
picture 3 is loading the roadrunner file (works)



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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 09:42:43 AM »
Have you tuned, enabled and configured your motors and axes?

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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 07:12:15 PM »
yes  i have, i have been using the mill for several years. ill add a couple more screen shots and the machine profile if it helps

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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 07:28:12 PM »
look at the history after loading, pic2 is showing bad character loaded that mach4 prob doesnt understand on line 19, perhaps this is stopping the toolpath from being created.

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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 07:32:35 PM »
What version were you running prior to updating? You might want to try copying one of the default profiles and configuring it for your machine. The only thing I can think of that would cause what your seeing is a corrupted profile,  steps per are way off, units (mm/inches) are not right or the units mode is not right (G20/G21).  
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 08:00:10 PM »
i noticed the message about a bad character on line 19 but my lines go in increments of 10 so i am not sure where 19 is. machine setup units and units mode are both in inch. i see what you mean about steps per being off but if i mdi a 1 inch move with a dial indicator, it moves 1 inch on the money. is there some other files that would be helpful?

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 08:10:47 PM »
Yeah, you can open Mach, go to help, support package profile and attach the file you save it as.

If the line count is in increments of 10 line 19 will be labeled 190 (assuming line one is labeled 10 of course). Either way, line 19 will be the 19th line. I would get that sorted before doing anything else.
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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 03:40:10 AM »
Double Click with mouse on the gcode window, this will bring up line numbers.

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Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 01:16:19 PM »
i thought i loaded the same program but it now says line 20 is bad
Re: tool path is not displaying
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2016, 01:17:07 PM »
line 20 error