Just downloaded PicSender, tried to carve a file tonight and I get an error saying that I have a line bad at or before line #4… I can send the same gcode to UGS and it carved just fine. Any ideas? Here is the first 20 lines or so of the file.
grbl does not support the M6 command. PicSender reports errors, many times UGCS does not.
Not sure what program you are using, but you need to change to a better post processor.
Sorry I don’t know much about GCode yet, this was designed in Vectric Aspire, and tried to send to Picsender.
Use one of the post processors here. Scroll down to find the one you want.
Is there anything special i need to do with hooking up a new computer? I have used the same computer for my Xcarve for quite awhile.
Just bought a new computer, hooked up my x carve (still using Gshield and Arduino) it popped up COM3. I can open UGS and jog my machine but when I send a Gcode file it does like micro steps, nothing near what its suppose to do.
I can hook up my old laptop and it will run the file just fine.
Looks like I was saving my files under a .tap which started with T1M6… I switched to saving them at .gcode now it starts with only T1 so I think that solved my issue
Ok, sorry for my ignorance I wish I knew more about all of this.
What does installing a new post processor look like?
From what I read on the link above the download is a new list of grbl settings, I need to get those settings and upload into my grlb settings in picsender?
The discrepancy is probably that you’re either using an old version of UGS, or your new version of UGS has been configured to ignore M6 commands.
Got it, that was fairly simple! Thanks for all the help!