I am hoping somebody can shed some light on this problem I am having. I have sent a email to inventibles but someone here might know whats going on. I used the radial array app to draw a circle of 39 3 mm holes on 3-1/2 diameter. I can do the show toolpaths and everything looks ok but when I go to carve the generate toolpaths progress bar runs but the router never moves and the chrome seems to crash. I have tried 5 or 6 times and get the same result. Any ideas what the problem may be?
Hey @DougArthurs, sorry to hear about the trouble. I’ve tried replicating your set of circumstances but haven’t seen this bug. I also noticed the radial array app only allows 30 new objects, did you simply type in “39”?
Yes I created 1 3 mm hole .250 deep then went into the radial array and entered 39 on a 1-3/4" radius.
I am running windows 7 and chrome. When I try and carve the generate toolpath progress bar comes up but when it completes chrome seems to crash and says aw sanp on the screen. I may try and carve a portion of the holes and do it 4 times.
this should be a link to the project.
I ended up dividing my array into four arcs and carved each as a separate project. Worked fine.
@DougArthurs Sorry for the late reply. I suspect this has to do with the size of the gcode file that gets generated. With your cut settings, it would take ~84 passes per hole, with 39 holes that ~3276 total passes. The gcode that was generated ended up being ~66MB – about 2.5million lines, which is absolutely massive.
It looks like you already did what I was going to suggest, chopping up the project into smaller chunks.