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I have Mach4 demo v4.2.0.4054 (one of the latest builds downloaded from FTP) installed. I have the ESS v232 plugin installed (Ethernet Smooth Stepper).

Problem: on my new Win10 laptop the toolpath specified by the Gcode is not shown when a valid Gcode file is loaded. Mac4 operates as normal and will run the GCode, but the toolpath windows is blue and no lines or not even the coordinate axes are visible.

Any hints ?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 02:20:11 PM by Mike1000 »
Re: Toolpath not shown when Gcode file loaded. (Only blue background)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 03:30:03 PM »
Hello Mike,

In newer versions, some tool path settings have been relocated. If you go into the screen editor and select the toolpath, there are now options to adjust the line width in the Properties section (bottom left). Increase the line width (don't be afraid to go too high), save changes, and restart Mach4. Load your g code file and you should see an improvement.

-Bryanna
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Re: Toolpath not shown when Gcode file loaded. (Only blue background)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 03:06:29 AM »
In newer versions, some tool path settings have been relocated. If you go into the screen editor and select the toolpath, there are now options to adjust the line width in the Properties section (bottom left). Increase the line width (don't be afraid to go too high), save changes, and restart Mach4. Load your g code file and you should see an improvement.
-Bryanna

Hi Bryanna, that solved it. Thanks!!
Re: Toolpath not shown when Gcode file loaded. (Only blue background)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 10:57:57 AM »
how high did you have to go get a visual?