Carbide motion error in file load

I don’t believe this is a problem with Carbide Motion but maybe someone can tell me why Motion does not like it. I have sent this off to Vectric as well. I have started getting “Error loading file: error in line 72: Arc endpoint error. " when I attempt to load the gcode file onto my Shapoeko 3XXL using Motion build 513. The file was created with Vcarve Pro newest release10.505 I have never seen this error until I upgraded to the newest version of vcarve pro 10.5. Attached is the gcode file that goes with this error.
The file is a vcarve toolpath using a 60 degree vbit carving to a set depth of .18. This also happened today on a file that makes 100 .25” holes using a 201 .25" endmill. I tried recreating the toolpath numerous times it wasn’t until I changed the hole diameter to .255 that the file loaded. Why that made a difference I don’t know. But if you can tell why it doesn’t like line 72 maybe that will provide more info for Vectric to figure what is wrong. Thanks!
first 72 lines. last line is line 72
T1
G17
G20
G0Z0.3000
G0X0.0000Y0.0000
S16000M3
G0X-0.0695Y-0.1873Z0.3000
G1Z-0.0450F15.0
G1X-0.0555Y-0.1751F45.0
G1X-0.0321Y-0.1502
G1X-0.0184Y-0.1336
G1X-0.0254Y-0.1390
G1X-0.0332Y-0.1430
G1X-0.0386Y-0.1444
G2X-0.0704Y-0.1253I-0.007J0.025
G1X-0.0725Y-0.1167
G1X-0.0733Y-0.1066
G1X-0.0728Y-0.0943
G1X-0.0714Y-0.0817
G1X-0.0673Y-0.0568
G1X-0.0572Y-0.0101
G1X-0.0459Y0.0285
G1X-0.0420Y0.0459
G1X-0.0458Y0.0374
G1X-0.0511Y0.0221
G2X-0.0702Y0.0053I-0.025J0.009
G1X-0.0760Y0.0040
G2X-0.0630Y-0.0197I-0.013J-0.023
G1X-0.0637Y-0.0351
G1X-0.0707Y-0.0728
G1X-0.0754Y-0.1183
G1X-0.0764Y-0.1404
G1X-0.0760Y-0.1553
G1X-0.0747Y-0.1680
G1X-0.0728Y-0.1781
G1X-0.0695Y-0.1873
G0Z0.3000
G0X-0.3595Y-0.1915
G1Z-0.0450F15.0
G1X-0.3594Y-0.1914F45.0
G1X-0.3591Y-0.1912
G1X-0.3595Y-0.1915
G0Z0.3000
G0X-0.5126Y-0.2101
G1Z-0.0450F15.0
G1X-0.5037Y-0.2183F45.0
G1X-0.4952Y-0.2240
G1X-0.4891Y-0.2260
G1X-0.4681Y-0.2258
G1X-0.4500Y-0.2242
G1X-0.4391Y-0.2225
G1X-0.4655Y-0.2235
G1X-0.4781Y-0.2215
G1X-0.4904Y-0.2154
G1X-0.5002Y-0.2079
G1X-0.5083Y-0.1995
G1X-0.5149Y-0.1906
G1X-0.5202Y-0.1812
G1X-0.5244Y-0.1707
G1X-0.5260Y-0.1601
G1X-0.5249Y-0.1393
G1X-0.5219Y-0.1182
G1X-0.5172Y-0.0977
G1X-0.5138Y-0.0872
G1X-0.5099Y-0.0782
G1X-0.4936Y-0.0481
G1X-0.4823Y-0.0310
G1X-0.4911Y-0.0432
G1X-0.5020Y-0.0603
G1X-0.5341Y-0.0915
G1X-0.5508Y-0.1064
G2X-0.5313Y-0.1381I-0.006J-0.025

This is apparently fixed in Vectric 10.504

Oops well it’s back in 10.505. I couldn’t find the release notes on 10.504. Mine only go up to 503. At least that confirms my suspicion.Thanks Will!

David, apparently the release notes were updated separately on the Aspire software, but neglected on the Vcarve site. Yes 10.505 is so far supposed to solve those problems that were related to post-processors. However, that doesn’t mean your post-processor situation got updated. You will have to go to the Vectric forum to sort that out.

This may not fix your problem… but it is definitely worth a try since it is so easy! Use the mm post processor rather than the inch one. It makes no difference to your designs ( they can remain in inches or whatever). The problem you see is possibly down to the use of arcs and how the conversion is done from imperial to metric. This has worked for many people.

I am sure that @neilferreri can explain it properly if this works in your case. Indeed his version of the Vectric Shapeoko post processor calculates the arcs to higher level of precision as well. I know Neil has explained this in the past… but I cannot find his post now…

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Switching to the metric post processor worked! I did not realize you could do that and still have your drawing in inches. Thanks Everyone! I learned something.

the mm one gives you better accuracy in the gcode fwiw

0.001 mm is much finer than 0.001"

Update. Vectric provided a link to a revised pp file and asked me to test. It seems to have worked. both file load with the new inch pp file.