Good Afternoon,

I am having quite a bit of difficulty carving anything I design with Vectric Aspire (I am using version 8.0).

My machine has been calibrated with Easel.

I have tested sending the Gcode with http://chilipeppr.com/grbl, UGCS (VSN 2.0) and even the new Easel Gcode sender.

no matter how I send the code to the machine it always moves the endmill to the start location and stays .2-.4" above and starts carving the air.

If i try to carve a project someone else makes in Easel it works great for example I did a test carve of the Dewalt 611 air divertor and that carved beautifully (took a few hours). This leads me to believe that my machine is setup fine but some how the gcode generation is messed up.

here is a copy of the aspire material setup:

Each time I do a homing of the machine then jog to the start location zero x & y and follow the piece of paper test for the z zero.

below is the beginning of my gcode file (using the xcarve in pp)

T1M6

G17

G20

G0 Z0.2000 <------- z goes up .2 once

G0 X0.0000 Y0.0000 S12000 M3

G0 X0.8390 Y0.3909 Z0.2000 <--------z goes up .2 twice

G1 Z-0.0280 F0.0 <--------- -.028 is the pass depth for the bit i have selected

G1 X0.9067 F28.0

G1 X0.9124 Y0.3914

G1 X0.9310 Y0.3938

G1 X0.9785 Y0.4015

G1 X0.9877 Y0.4034

G1 X0.8058

G1 X0.8051 Y0.4038

G1 X0.8001 Y0.4089

G1 X0.7964 Y0.4147

G1 X0.7960 Y0.4159

G1 X1.0421

G1 X1.0804 Y0.4259

I could change the line to be -.428Z but i want to make the gcode work seamlessly.

Thank you for any help you can provide