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  1. William Harper

    William Harper Well-Known
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    Hello all, I just loaded a large g-code and the screen went white on the controller page. I had started the project and it continued to run but I could no see the 3D window to watch it or stop the project. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    1) which controller software are you running?
    2) where is the gcode from? (what application do you use for CAM, which post processor, etc)
    3) maybe submit the file too so we can test with it too
     
  3. William Harper

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    Running 1.0.162. gcode is from carbide create. I'm running a Lead Machine with Spark Concepts x pro
     
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    Post the gcode file please - use the Upload button below the text entry box. ZIP it first (helps with size and filetype) before uploading
     
  5. William Harper

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    I'm not very good at this hope it works.
     

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    That's a pretty big file. Behind the scenes, Control is throwing a "Paused before potential out-of-memory crash" message.

    No need to respond to this. Just talking to myself since I havent seen that before and giving myself a way to search for that message next time it comes up months from now. Peter will respond with something meaningful.
     
  8. Peter Van Der Walt

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    I had to try four different Gcode viewers before I could finally even see what it is! It crashed all three different ones I tried, eventually got it to preview in CAMotics.

    I think the issue here is more workflow: It looks like you are doing a massive pocket with a very small endmill

    I would break this job into 3 phases:

    1. Outside Cut of the letters with a smallish endmill
    2. Inside cut of the Perimeter with a smallish endmill
    3. Pocket to remove the rest (but using a decent size endmill or router bit like a 1/2 inch as thats a lot of of material to remove with such a small but, not only leading to unruly large gcode, but also will be a very long cut!
     

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  9. William Harper

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    Thanks I'll give it a try.
     

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