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Online JG

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MDI G-Code not actioned
« on: July 13, 2020, 05:23:29 AM »
Hi - Very new to CadCam - been looking at Mach3 driving a Denford MicroRouter Compact for the past week and today cut my first slot(s) in 18mm Plywood to make a sacrificial table.

I haven't yet run a 'file' but I have been using the MDI and entering G-Code by hand which generally does exactly what I would expect but on occasion hitting [Enter] after typing the G-Code does nothing - not even displaying the command in the pop-up box - and at other times it does clear the line and show it in the pop-up but the command is not transferred to the Denford.

Even when that happens and I test that I can turn the spindle on it does action that and it also responds to [REF ALL HOME].

Once I [Esc] from the MDI Input I can use my hand controller to move the tool along X, Y or Z without problem but the manual G-Code entry still doesn't operate.

I've also made sure that there are no [Error] codes.

??? There must be something simple that I'm missing but look to the wisdom of the forum for guidance


Online JG

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Re: MDI G-Code not actioned
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 05:59:21 AM »
Just by way of explanation ---  To my chagrin I see that I made some forum posts way back in 2007 !!  I had completely forgotten :)   well, it is 13 years ago!

My previous post is still a valid question although it was a straight copy of a post I made last week to a different forum which had >70 views but no replies!

I have now hand-written a couple of G-Code programs and am much more aware of what can be done than I was in 2007.