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    How to stop "Generating Tool Path" pita

    Sometimes, and far too often, Mach3 will stop at a line of code and report that it is "Generating Tool Path" and not continue until the path has been generated. It will do this for every line of code. I hit cancel and it will go to the next line of code then do it again.

    How can I make this annoying process go away?

    Thanks,
    John

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    Re: How to stop "Generating Tool Path" pita

    I have never seen that happen before...
    wonder if it doesn't like a specific line of code or something?
    or maybe a certain order or something?

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    Re: How to stop "Generating Tool Path" pita

    Doesn't seem to relate to any specific line, it happens randomly. Yesterday I was running a proven code and it just happened. I had to shut everything down and re-start, then AOk.

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    Re: How to stop "Generating Tool Path" pita

    On the "Diagnostics" screen, there is a button called "Toolpath On/Off". That worked for me.

    Dan

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    Re: How to stop "Generating Tool Path" pita

    Dan,

    Thanks. That should work. I messed with the "button" under the tool path display w/o effect. I'll try your technique next time.

    John

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    The "optional block skip" can cause this. It has to rebuild when it skips a block.

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