So I am trying to cut an aluminum touchplate for Z homing. I have the tool setup to use trochoidal milling. I have attached the saved project. First off I am not sure if I am using the correct lead in type. I wanted the bit to just start cutting from the side of the plate instead of plunging into the pocket.
Anyway. The second problem is the big one. I go to save the CNC program and my computer will churn for over 24 hours without any Gcode produced. The first 8 hours it uses a lot of CPU and Disk usage. After that it uses very little CPU and disk and just sits there with a lot of RAM used. I think it is stuck. Any ideas? Maybe some of my tool settings are causing the program to be too long or complex.
I am using a Surface Pro 5 with an i7 processor. My magic fix all trick of rebooting the computer has not helped.
Just rename the attached file from txt to e10.
Touchplate-Copy.txt (2.26 KB)