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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2007, 05:33:24 PM »
Might be your toolpath is the problem with the large file, try turning the toolpath off and see if that helps.
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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2007, 06:10:16 AM »
Excuse my ignorance, but how do I do that?
I'm creating the NC program in DeskProto and opening it in Mach.

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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2007, 06:17:17 AM »
Look on the Diagnostics page, just above the reset button you will see a Toolpath On/Off button.
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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2007, 06:27:28 AM »
Hi,

I had a similar problem until I turned on an option on the Config->Motor and Pins dialog.  The option is had to check was "G21 half step mode". (right hand side on first screen)

Hope it helps...

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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2007, 06:31:34 AM »
Thanks.  On my screen its right below the Diagnostics button on the Diagnostics page.  Which is top center.  Reset button is bottom left.
So I can turn toolpaths off and still run my part?
I know, that must be another really dumb question.  :-[
Thanks for the tip. 
Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2007, 06:38:03 AM »
Just loaded the 4.9 million line file with no problem.
Thank you !!

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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2007, 06:39:21 AM »
You must have an older version but to answer your question, yes all that will happen is the graphics for the toolpath wont load so you will not see anything but your code will run just fine.
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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2007, 06:40:26 AM »
You posted while I was typing, glad you got it sorted :D
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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2007, 06:42:20 AM »
Ah, thanks again.
My version looks to be from May, 2007.
But it does have a special interface set up by Taig. 
Anyway, now I know where the button is, and my code loads.
Which is a big step forward.
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Re: Mach3 Problem? How do I check to know?
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2007, 06:44:12 AM »
You can upgrade if you wish to a later version, just backup any custom screens, macro etc that you have just in case they get overwritten.
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