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Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:41:54 AM »
Hi peoples,
I recently tried running a program and the gcode loaded perfectly but the toolpath display only shows a tiny portion of it and once it reaches that point it just stops dead in the middle of my workpiece. My table coordinates are correct and I’ve tried hitting the “regen toolpath button “ but nothing happens. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong? TIA

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 05:36:50 AM »
You are perhaps in Demo mode which only runs 500 lines of Gcode. Install your license file and all will be well  ;)

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 06:25:48 AM »
Thanks for the reply, I’ve done larger projects in the past and it’s never been a problem. Is there perhaps a way of increasing the tool path ?

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 06:50:11 AM »
Does your graphics card have sufficient ram ?
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:15:23 AM »
Yes. Ive tried reinstalling the licence but it still doesn’t seem to want to go past the 500 lines of code. I really don’t know what else I can do :/

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 08:30:35 AM »
When you click Help : About Mach3,  does the Licensed To... box show your name ?
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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 08:45:50 AM »
Yes :)

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 10:35:38 AM »
Tweakie

Just a thought from a old git

There are two resent posts with the same problem long running installs that have suddenly reverted to demo mode and both posters have stated they are licensed correctly with there own name in the info field

Could this be linked to a recent windoze update

It does seeem a bit odd to me


For the record I do not use mach3 although I do have a lic. I used mach4 hobby at this time maybe a up grad to the industrial ver in the future as I do a bit of paid work

So take my comments as is I have no means of proving my theory just taking a step back and looking at the wider picture

Stuart

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Re: Toolpath display smaller than my work piece.
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:51:34 AM »
Hi Stuart,

I suppose it is possible that a Win update could be to blame.

I use WinXP and am immune to updates, I think I would suspect a corrupt .xml and do a complete re-install of Mach3 to see if the problem persists but, as you say, it is a strange one.

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