Neither opening GCode or saving AL output

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Gasman2016
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Neither opening GCode or saving AL output

Post by Gasman2016 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:01 pm

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Java 1.8 (latest updates - but have also tried with Java 1.6 and 1.7)

I have downloaded versions AutolevellerAE-0.7.0Free.jar, Autoleveller077 and Autoleveller074 (and a couple of sample Gcode files just to check it is not my GCode that is the problem) but am unable to use any of them.

Running AutolevellerAE_0.7.0Free - I am told that there is a later version available and when I dismiss this then it displays the file selection pane - when I click on 'Browse' nothing happens - I cannot select a file nor can I type a path into the box. Game over...

Running the 074 and 077 versions, I a am also reminded of a more recent version and I can then select a file in the browser pane. The figures on the 'probe' section do not fill after I select a file, nor does the G code info section. If I manually enter some figures into the probe section, it calculates the number of points. When I try to 'Create level code' I am taken to the 'Save' dialogue with the ALxxxx.ngc file selected however, no file is produced. If I click new folder, a new folder is made - if I then click save, still no file is produced.

I am trialling the free version and would be quite happy to pay for the members version - but only if it is going to work!

Any ideas?

John

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Re: Neither opening GCode or saving AL output

Post by daedelus » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:36 am

John,

Thanks for the detailed info. The problem here is with OSX. Java should be platform independent but it seems, browsing for files does not work properly on a Mac, as I seam to remember a similar problem years ago with a Mac user. Unfortunately, I cannot test it on a Mac currently.

If you can get hold of a windows / linux box to test it on, all versions of AL / AE should be fine from there.
http://www.autoleveller.co.uk/. Software to probe and adjust a GCode file for PCB's or any probe-able surface.

http://www.autoleveller.co.uk/cnc-probe-guide/. A short guide to setting up the probe.

-James

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