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G code program input into Mach3
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:57:20 AM »
 Hi, i have just finished building a 3 axis router running Mach3  and an now in the process of testing but could do with a little help. I am using Artcam as my cad/cam package. When i input a simple 2D program the whole program is displayed in Mach3 and executes to the end. When i input a bigger more complicated program involving 3D contours only part of the program is displayed and the machine starts to execute then grinds to a halt and Mach3 then hangs and i have to restart the program. does Mach3 have a limit to the number of lines in a program or does the problem lie elsewhere? Could it be there is something in the post output that Mach3 doesn't like? Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: G code program input into Mach3
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 09:53:57 AM »
Scratch, If your using the demo Mach, it will stop at 500 lines of code. Buying a license will make it unlimited to the number of lines you can run.

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Re: G code program input into Mach3
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 03:09:06 AM »
Many thanks Brett, i have purchased the license but had forgotten to load it onto the laptop i am using for testing. As my wife would say ,another senior moment.

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Re: G code program input into Mach3
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 08:52:46 AM »
Your welcome scratch.  :)

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