Carbide motion keeps crashing on me, this is the second time it has done this and its very aggrevating, we have a long project running and when this happens you can’t up the feed rate because the cuts are already started when the software crashes. Running Windows 10 fully up to date.
Very sorry to hear about this.
Carbide Motion has an upper file size limit which varies based on machine specificiation but seems to be at 20MB or a bit more — try to break down files — the techniques shown at:
https://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/tool-change/ may help.
There are third party tools which do well with large files:
https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Communication_/_Control — gctrl is used in Grbl testing on files with millions of lines.
If you continue to have difficulties, please send your source files in to
email@example.com and we’ll try to help.
Thanks, now my router has stopped working and snapped a bit. Just bought this earlier this month and only ran a few signs. Very upsetting
The great thing about CNC:
Given a properly prepared file, matching job setup, and nothing going wrong when cutting, a project will come out correctly.
The awful thing about CNC:
A project will only come out correctly if file preparation is correct, job setup matches exactly, and nothing goes wrong when cutting.
This post, and the entire thread may be helpful:
Everyone works on different material. Some plywood, some solid wood, some plastic, some aluminum. It all depends on what you are making. Plywood will cut just fine but you will most likely graduate to solid wood pretty soon. When you are designing in Carbide Create you input your stock thickness. When you cut out a part with or without tabs you specify how far down to cut. It is best to use tabs because on the last cut and the part becomes free the router will try to spit it out. The viol…
Hi I have the exact same happening to me and this is very frustrating and costly. what are the alternative programs that can be used instead of motion as this is not what i expected…
you could try CNCjs:
A web-based interface for CNC milling controller running Grbl, Marlin, Smoothieware, or TinyG. - cncjs/cncjs