Carbide Motion 4 File Loading


I am attempting to carve a lithophane photo as a gift for a friend, but I am having issues getting Carbide Motion to load the .NC file. The lithophane STL file was loaded into MeshCam 6 where I generated the GCode as I normally would, but the .NC file will not load in Carbide Motion. I went back to MeshCam and saved the roughing and finishing passes as separate .NC files. Carbide Motion loads the roughing pass, but not the finishing pass. When I say it does not load, I am referring to the software simply not doing anything. No error message, indication something is in the works, nothing.

Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is maybe file size is too big? I would attach the .NC file, but it is quite large. The finishing pass is 4.2MB in a ZIP folder… 13.2 MB uncompressed.

Thank you in advance

That should work, but if it doesn’t send it in to and someone there will look into it.

In the meanwhile you can use some other comm / control program, either revert back to CM3:

or one of the ones here: Shapeoko CNC Router, Rigid, Accurate, Reliable, and Affordable (there are notes on which ones work well w/ large files)