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Mach 3 screen
« on: May 03, 2017, 12:01:13 PM »
What am I doing wrong ?  When I import g-code from makercam the image is nothing but a big blob of pink. I go toolpath and it is the same, do cycle start and it goes around in circles. I have watched video's ( oldgeezergeek ) did the same albert jpg., followed all the same steps andstill ended up with a blob.
I own Mach3, is not demo !!!!!

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Chuck
Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 12:04:08 PM »
Also how do you make hot topic ?
Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 02:54:52 PM »
Ok, here is a link to my controller photo's.

Take a look and see if I have any options other than buying a new control box

https://goo.pl/photos/GmGuhrgF8eBQXp5r7

Thanks
Chuck
Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 02:57:11 PM »
try again

https://goo.gl/photos/GmGuhrgF8eBQXp5r7

sorry about that,can't type either

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Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 01:25:48 AM »
Hi Chuck,

not sure I understand the problem but...

Go into Config. / General Config. and change the IJ Mode. Then regenerate the toolpath. - does this resolve the issue ?

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Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 06:59:22 PM »
Yes, finally, thank you so much

Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 08:55:07 PM »
If I could - the short instructional manual states that it should be in mm, does this mean the machine will operate in inch. I am using Mach3 and when I try to cut it is about a 1/4 in square ??????

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Re: Mach 3 screen
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 01:20:12 AM »
If your machine is set-up in mm and you run a Gcode which has been prepared in Inch units then add G20 to the start of the Gcode file. This will then run the file with the correct dimension.

Ideally all Gcode should contain G20 or G21 (as appropriate) as part of the initialization string.

And as you have discovered, all Gcode files containing arcs should also contain G90.1 / G91.1 as appropriate.

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