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Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by omargrant9@gmail.com » 18 Jul 2018, 02:39

I purchased a Professional edition of AB Viewer and I am having problems with it. I attached three files to aid in the explanation of the problem I am having and I will refer to them at the appropriate time. The names of the files are :

1. DWG A.jpg
2. DWG B.png


The first drawing, DWG A (see DWG A attachment), shows the cad file I created. When I used AB viewer to convert it to GCODE this is the result as shown in Universal Gcode Sender Viewer (see DWG B attachment).

The problem I am having is all the red lines shown in the DWG B file are missing and there are some lines that are drawn that are not shown in DWG B when I send it to the plotter. This is a major problem as you can imagine because it does not make sense to do a drawing and then have pieces of it being missing when it is drawn.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Omar
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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by support » 18 Jul 2018, 18:46

Hello Omar,

Could you please tell how you sent the drawing shown in DWG B to a plotter? As I know, Universal Gcode Sender allows to send G-code commands to CNC machines.

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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by omargrant9@gmail.com » 18 Jul 2018, 20:40

Just so you know the machine I am using was made by me. It is basically a CNC machine. I made it using an Arduino and a CNC shield and some other stuff. One of the primary reasons I made it is to draw on large sheets of paper.

I attached one file. The name is "gcode sender interface.png".

To send the files to the machine I load the file into UGS (Universal Gcode Sender) by clicking on the Browse button (see A on gcode sender interface) and selecting the file. When the file is loaded and I have set the machine to the required position I just press the send button (see B on gcode sender interface) and the machine produces a drawing from the G-code.
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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by support » 18 Jul 2018, 21:57

Omar,

Thank you for the information.
Do you mean that after pressing the Send button you get only white and blue lines on paper?

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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by omargrant9@gmail.com » 18 Jul 2018, 23:00

I mean that the white lines are the only lines that are drawn by the machine. The red lines, which are the lines that are a part of the drawing, are not drawn. The machine just ignores them or leaves them out. The machine does not draw any of the circles (which are in red).

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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by omargrant9@gmail.com » 18 Jul 2018, 23:02

The blue lines are the path that the plotter follows while drawing the objects. They are not supposed to be drawn.

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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by omargrant9@gmail.com » 18 Jul 2018, 23:14

There is one attachment in this reply and the name is DWG B 2.png

I forgot to mention that the machine also draws the bottom curvy line on each of the items (see X on DWG B2). That is the only red line that the machine will draw. It ignores all the circles (which are in red also).
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Re: Pieces of my drawing are missing

Post by support » 20 Jul 2018, 18:35

Hello Omar,

Do you know a way to recreate this problem without having a CNC machine? And do you have another .nc files which work correctly with the same version of Universal Gcode Sender?

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