Copy in estlcam

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    Zeenon
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    So I have an issue that is driving me nuts. If I load up a dxf picture, define my tool paths/lists, create the gcode, load it into Repetier, and print….everything prints fine from either a PC or SD card. (right hand image in pic)

    If I take that same work space in Estlcam, highlight the original picture, copy/paste it multiple times (3x), create the gcode, load it into Repetier, and print………… I get the left hand image in pic.

    The preview looks good in Estcam. Just so you have the magnitude I’ve printed 30 singles with zero failures, soon as I copy a second or third, regen the gcode, print….it goes off the reservation.

    Z

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    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I’m not clear on what you are saying. Maybe Zip your Gcode and we can have a look.

    #29487

    Zeenon
    Participant

    So printing the 1up file is perfect every time. If I duplicate the artwork in estlcam (3up file) it doesn’t print correctly. Check out the estlcam files included in the zip, might make more sense.

    Z

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    1. poplar.zip
    #29489

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Both files are bad. I’m looking into why.

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    #29491

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Your file generated fine in my estlcam, I suggest un installing and reinstalling your estlcam. Your gcode has the cutout at the wrong level, using your e10 file it works fine on mine.

    #29493

    Zeenon
    Participant

    The level is correct. What your seeing in the tool change gcode:

    G0 Z0 ; Move Z to material surface
    M84 S0 ; Keep motors on forever
    M107 ; Stop DW660
    G0 Z35 ; Raise spindle for tool change
    G92 Z0 ; Reset Z to zero
    M18 Z ; Release Z
    M00 ; Pause for user
    M106 ; Restart DW660

    I’m going to create a dfx file with 2 duplicate images and feed that into estlcam. Just seems like the copy is broken somehow. I’ll also uninstall/reinstall 10.13 just in case.

    Z

    #29494

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    If you are going to use that code for a tool change you should specify your feedrate.

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