NativeCAM is Features renamed

03 Jul 2018 15:46 #113329 by FernV
Replied by FernV on topic NativeCAM is Features renamed
Hi Brenda,

If you use
ncam -i BrendaCNC.ini  -t -c mill
more than one time on the same ini file, it will fool the EMBED_TAB_COMMAND line

If for any reason you think you should start over, delete your BrendaCNC.ini file then restore the back-up BrendaCNC.ini.bak file to BrendaCNC.ini
Or you can make sure you first remove every lines that are # required NativeCAM item :

EMBED_TAB_COMMAND line should look something like :
EMBED_TAB_COMMAND = gladevcp -x {XID} -U --catalog=mill /usr/share/linuxcnc/aux_gladevcp/NativeCAM/ncam.ui


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03 Jul 2018 16:17 - 04 Jul 2018 00:21 #113333 by BrendaEM
Thank you, but I have been deleting the NativeCam .ini entries on each try, even the one it places in the [RS274NGC] section.

I have installed the official LinuxCNC distro. This fresh install hasn't been updated yet. I am afraid.

I do the invocation:
ncam -i BrendaCNC.ini  -t -c mill

It copies its files, starts, asserts, and tells me it has to restart.
I launch LinuxCNC, and I am greeted with a NativeCAM tab, which is blank and unpopulated.

It might be a red herring (false lead) but last time, I installed it embedded on the right of Axis, first before using it in a tab.

I've tried commenting out all of the spindle GUI references--including the custom_postgui.hal ones, though they may not be commented out in the uploaded .ini.

Last time it took me hours to get it working; this time it has been days.
Last edit: 04 Jul 2018 00:21 by BrendaEM.

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04 Jul 2018 01:57 - 04 Jul 2018 01:59 #113366 by BrendaEM
The original problem was: not only were the / comments not showing up in Axis, but also the tool-paths themselves. Yes, I saw that as I read all 55 pages of this thread, leaving me way tired.

I believe I have the new installation working.

The problem was likely that I had not upgraded LinuxCNC to 2.7.14.
  1. Removed the ncam folder from the LinuxCNC configuration folder
  2. Deleted the ncam entries from the .ini. (Make sure you have backups)
  3. Removed NativeCam using synaptic
  4. Upgraded LinuxCNC and its depends (only)
  5. Rebooted the computer
  6. Reinstalled NativeCam
  7. Invoked a:
    ncam -i BrendaCNC.ini  -t -c mill

I hope that helps someone.

It appears to work, but I did find one sample file that crashed it.
Last edit: 04 Jul 2018 01:59 by BrendaEM.

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