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gcode conversion
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
Hi all,
I've just gotten my cnc machine to work and have been able to trace the road runner gcode file.
I've tried converting a foto into a gcode file, which you can see at https://ncviewer.com/
However, when loading it in mach3, it doesn't seem to be able to draw everything.
It makes part of the route and then stops.
Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Offline Davek0974

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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:17:58 PM »
Have you got a License installed for Mach, it has a line limit otherwise, that maybe the issue ;)
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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 03:56:09 PM »
I could check monday.
Did you try loading it and did you get a complete image?

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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »
I could check monday.
Did you try loading it and did you get a complete image?

Hi

yes it loads, i see thousands of what look like circles, a max Z travel of -1mm, dia about 98mm
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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 04:08:19 PM »
Circles?
It should like the following attached file.
Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 06:10:45 PM »
I got so excited, I went to go check it.
Thanks for the tip.
Placed the license file and it worked.

Now to figure out how 'read' a gcode file.
I want to know the area it covers, and how deep the Z is.
I have broken a mill :(

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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 06:13:22 PM »
Check the Program Limits on the Toolpath page.
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Re: gcode conversion
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 09:30:03 PM »
Thanks found it.
I'll need to go through the manual of this thing.