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Offline ivanR

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Mach3 won't load new g codes
« on: December 22, 2017, 01:16:54 PM »
Hello everyone, its been a while since I last asked a question on here,  here I am today, I've been using sheetcam to create my g codes for the past 1.5 years with the same software version up until last week I did an update on it while working on a new job, long story short I finished my new job and I created the g-code perfectly as usual,  mach3 loaded and cut my last g-code just fine also every other job created before last week is working excellent on mac3, now the problem I'm running into right now is that any new jobs that I create (I'm using inkscape to create drawings) don't seem to be translated into g-codes anymore. I run the post processor on sheetcam and it doesn't show any problems when its done processing, I save new  files as I've been doing for the past 1.5 years and everything seems to be working smoothly until I try to load the new g-code on mach3, nothing comes up except for one blinking dot on the right screen where y and x meet, mach3 doesn't show any error messages at all and on the left screen it shows the drawing that I created but no movement or commands at all.
To give you more details on what I noticed after doing the update on sheetcam , here's a few  error messages that where popping up.
after opening sheetcam and start creating a new g-code I would get this message "sheetcam has encountered a problem and it needs to close" after clicking ok it gave me this "Microsoft visual c ++ runtime library error" every time it  closed,  after that  I took a look on the debug log and I started noticing these messages    "postprocessor ok", " action failed, plugin not licensed"  etc.
does anybody have any ideas about what could be causing this problem. or what does any of those messages mean?, I consider myself new and ignorant  to this but any help will be appreciated.

Everything has been restored to the way it was before the update but no luck, mach3 won't load any new g-code created but the old ones work perfectly. please help.

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 02:10:31 AM »
Use Notepad to open one of your newly generated Gcode files.
Is it actually Gcode ?
Does it look anything like one of your older Gcode files ?

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 03:37:57 AM »
or post one of your "new" g-gode files, to have a look.

Thomas
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if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 04:23:31 PM »
hello again. I just came back from after the holiday and will try to create anew gcode to see if you guys have better luck with it that I over here, now the odd part is that when I pot-process the gcode it doesn't give me any error messages but as soon as I open sheetcam this is what the debug log shows
1:13:57 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\mach\Mach.dll ... OK
1:13:57 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\RotaryPlasma\rotaryhelper.lua ... OK
1:13:57 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\sim\Sim.dll ... OK
1:13:57 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\svg\SVG.dll ... OK
1:13:57 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\text\Text.dll ... OK
1:13:58 PM: Loading C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins\USBCNC\options.lua ... OK
1:13:58 PM: Unable to find a valid plugin in C:\Program Files\SheetCam TNG\plugins/VCarve
1:13:58 PM: Plugin failed to load
1:14:00 PM: Connected to update server

I will upload the new gcode and hopefully one of you guys will be able to help me out. thanks for the help.

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 04:30:14 PM »
ok now, I just created a very simple  g-code here is what I got from the post processor tool :
Post processing...
Part:plates3
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 1
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 2
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 3
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 4
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 5
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 6
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 7
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 8
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 9
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 10
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 11
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Post processing completed

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 04:58:24 PM »
ok now, trying to upload the g-code it was obvious that sheet cam is not creating g-codes anymore, this is what I got instead

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 05:13:13 PM »
does anybody know what could be causing this? any help or suggestions will be appreciated.:)

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Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 01:38:43 AM »
Looks like you have perhaps selected an incorrect post-processor in SheetCAM ?

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