- March 14, 2017 at 9:14 am #29465
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.
Attachments:March 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm #29485
I’m not clear on what you are saying. Maybe Zip your Gcode and we can have a look.March 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm #29487
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.
Attachments:March 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm #29489
Both files are bad. I’m looking into why.
Attachments:March 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm #29491
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.March 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm #29493
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.
ZMarch 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm #29494
If you are going to use that code for a tool change you should specify your feedrate.
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