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Cutting multiple circles instead of the G-Code I programmed
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:08:02 PM »
I'm setting up my CNC (again) I've had some issues with it and my PC. Something has gone haywire and the G-Code is clustered with a bunch of circles over the file I've created. Is this a problem with configuration or my Lic & Software. I do the drawing in CamBam and run G-Code in Mach3. ALSO - My "Y" Axis is stretching the circles into ovals, how do I correct this? My CNC is a 4x8 BLACKFOOT. I just replaced a Microstepper & added UCCNC100 Ethernet interface. It seems to jog OK from the Keyboard, although I think my X & Y AXIS were switched in the PORTS & PINS. So I switched that, Now I'm not even sure how to ZERO the machine. Ugh...any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Cutting multiple circles instead of the G-Code I programmed
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 01:33:26 AM »
To remove the Crop Circles;  In Config / General Config change the IJ Mode setting. Then Regen the toolpath and all should be well.

Ideally all Gcode containing arcs should contain the correct G90.1 or G91.1 (as appropriate).
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Re: Cutting multiple circles instead of the G-Code I programmed
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 12:18:31 AM »
Thank you - the IJ setting worked, no more crop circles. I'm still having troubles with my scale. My "Y"Axis is way off, it's only running 60% length programmed, what could be causing that? I should probably post a new thread since my original problem has been resolved. ANYWAY, thank you for the help, I'm feeling very encouraged.

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Re: Cutting multiple circles instead of the G-Code I programmed
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 01:59:30 AM »
I am pleased that you have sorted the Crop Circles  ;)

If you run the Axis Calibration feature (Settings page) you can check that your Steps per Unit are set correctly for your Y axis (use a reasonably large distance when testing).
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