ok, i went to uninstall or change a program and there that SOB x86 is like 5 times in a row. so i do have it but it dosn't show while running i picture ? but maybe after you see the steps i show you'll have an idea whats up!
Last Edit: Mar 29, 2017 18:57:19 GMT -8 by jgstang
Jstang, It is almost a given that if you are using a new PC that you DO have the program files I mentioned much earlier. If you open this page like you posted and click on the little wedge at the left of : WINDOWS (C:) it will expand the category and you will see a whole host of programs which you can click on each wedge to explore what is there.
In this photo you show that you are saving the file with the name : CT-F001-0A.Frame.bmp
The name is too long, when you have your USB that you saved the file on plugged into your machine and you scroll looking for your files to carve, the machine only has the ability to display 5 or 6 characters of the name.
A better way to save it would be by naming it something like Frame1
The machine can display that name because it is 6 characters This might be part of the reason you cannot find the files when you are at the machine with the USB plugged in
And another helpful tip: To print your screen instead of taking a picture of it: Find the program called Paint which is a Microsoft edition, it must be the microsoft edition, either it is already on your PC or you may have to find it on the internet and download and install it. Just make sure you are not downloading some obscure similar program, it must be from Microsoft to be sure 100% that it will work.
Next: depending on how your keyboard is configured you can copy the image of what is on your visible screen and paste it to the paint program by doing 1 of the following methods:
There is a button labeled Fn on the keyboard, and in between the main keyboard and the numbers pad on the right there is a button labeled: Insert/ Print Screen.
To save the screen image hold down on the Fn button and hit the Insert/Print Screen button and release. Your image will have been copied.
Open the paint program and find the box at the upper left that says "paste". Click on the down arrow there and choose "PASTE"
You can now save that image to pictures or whatever folder you choose.
METHOD 2: Is to hold down on the shift key ( instead of the Fn button ) and press the insert/print screen button. All other steps are the same as the first method.
Hi Bob, yes thats my mess up.. that 1.5 needed to be .15 for say 3/16" ? ok so the file name is too long so i will do your idea and go with frame1 and see.. oh and i found out lastnight how to do a screenshot... pretty easy ok so i will try this again and this time i will just put .25 in and rename the image and see what happens... thank again for all your help
ok, this time i did a blk/white outlined picture of a dogs face and named it dog3, put in 0.25 scan step 0.118 depth 0.25 it did all its stuff like it has been doing and the machine did not read it.... i'm going to tey your link again just to make sure it working still! you have my email, mybe i should call ? thanks
Your scan step seems too high, the default is 0.007874. I always change it to 0.0059 on my cuts because I get a smoother output that way. At your setting you'll probably be getting grooves across the carving rather than a smooth finished product.
Scan step is the amount of distance the bit moves down the Y axis with each pass - it has nothing to do with the depth of the cut. It dictates how much the bit will shave off on the next pass, lower settings take a little longer for the project to carve but results in a better outcome. I know when I started I left the default alone, but found tiny lines across the z axis. They sanded out fine, but by dropping the scan step the lines went away.
Feed Depth per cycle is how deep the bit will cut on each pass, as long as this is set at anything above your Z setting (0.25 should be the recommended deepest on Z) you should be fine. I NEVER change this setting from the default. If this "Feed Depth" is set less than your Z setting, the machine will cut a "two pass" where it cuts the entire project to the Feed Depth Setting (say 0.25) and then start over again and cut another 0.25 on a second pass to give you a final depth on the project of Z setting 0.5. However, this is not recommended. The 1013 just doesn't line up on the second pass well with the first one, so the carving doesn't come out well.
Hi Rick, i'm probably driving you guys nuts by now!! i just tried it once more and here is what i put in.... 11.0 X 6.0 X .25
scan step 0.118
feed depth .25
it loaded the image, i used a 9 digit file name and it converted and said gcode saved.... nothing is going onto the usb ? i will do it again useing the default scan step... i'm not doing something right and don't know what the heck it is. i'm useing a brand new windows 10 laptop... everytime i think its fine all i get from the machine is system-1 when i used bob's link it said wingy under the system-1 i used the down arrow followed the screen and worked great! this is driving me crazy, i'm sure you guys too! is there any other way to load this conervsion from i picture onto the usb ? am i suppost to click something else to send it to the usb... after everything says its done i pull out the usb, should i be waiting like 2-3 min for for it to transfer ? because when its all done the blue loading bar just stays there and does not go away, is that a problem... only thing i can think of is when its time to put the file name in i don't see the programs file x86 high lighted ? i don't think its even there like the manuel says. i'm just thinking of anything thats is or isn't showing up or working! thanks for your time AGAIN!
i tried a couple differant ways but its not loading to the usb, i don't know if this is anything but i did download the full version of i picture from general cnc mybe a bug ? anyways here is my lastest try...