Thanks Oliver. I talked to Dan there and he sent me new firmwear 2.002 which I loaded and ran. It only made things worse as it stops twice on X axis movement and has no effect on speed rates or anything else that I can see. Now I am waiting for Dan to send me the old firmwear to get back to where I was.
After more testing with a simple 10" square profile in VcurvePro producing an .nc file and then through ipicture to get a .gee file, I find that the tool speed rate setting has absolutely no effect on the machines performance. It runs at the same speed rate regardless of the programed tool setting, ie. about 25 in/min in X direction and about 100 in/min in Y on the machine Low speed setting! The same is true when using PhotoVcarve. So, I conclude that Gcode tool rates are totally ignored. This means that the machine is only good for angular or raster type carves through ipicture or PhotoVcarve but not for straight Y movements. This is totally bogus from the advertised Gcode compatability. Unless Oliver makes a quick firmwear change to follow basic Gcode rate commands, this machine has got to go.
I don't run mine through i-picture but and I'm not trying to be a butt or anything but they tell you if you want to cut lines you should buy a 1015. What exactly is it you are trying to cut out? I use cutd and photovcarve with my 1013 and when I want a deep cut I make multiple passes to keep from gouging the material I do this in the bit settings in those software's.
I don't use multiple cuts in i-picture because it never fails to ruin the job.
I have also never had the need to make more than one pass with photVcarve.
By the way before you the machine back in try reading the complaints in other forums about other machines I did and most sound like nightmares to me like one popular machine uses a sanding drum to move the y axis I think that one was shopbot.