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Question Genmitsu CNC 3018-Pro and off-line controller ERRORS

I hope that someone can help me on here because I can't find anything online or any other support forums for sainsmart products.
Heres my issue,
I'm using the genmitsu CNC 3018-pro with the GRBL offline controller. I have my g code in a .txt file on my SD card that I've created using fusion 360. (attached)
I start everything off okay with the offline controller and it starts cutting right away. However, half way thru the program... I get a message on my controller that says "Printed: INF%2%" or "Printed: INF%6%"
The router just sits there with the spindle going in one spot until I hold the EXIT button on the controller and it goes back to the menu, except the menu is blank and I can't select anything. I have to restart the whole system and I'm left with a half cut project.
Can someone help me out with this?
Perhaps there is some type of update for the offline controller?
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More chinese tech support!

A couple of things
- your GCode file is HUGE. I wouldn't be surprised if your chinese controller barfs on it.
- using a visualizer shows some odd things - super deep cuts. You might want to look at it - the issue will be obvious.
- the messages look like broken software.

I would try breaking up your GCode program into smaller chunks. In manufacture, save each tool path as a separate file and then manually run each in sequence.

Personally, I'd be inclined to toss the Chinese controller but I suspect that's not what you want to hear. Those off-line controllers sound like a good idea but I've heard a lot of problems with them.

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Thanks for the information.
I had a previous pocket clearing with a larger bit so the deep cuts aren't really cutting anything.

I'll try and send smaller files I guess for right now.
The problem is, my computer is in the house and my router is outside in the garage. I don't know any other way to send G Code files to my machine without the controller.
I'd appreciate any other ideas!

What do you think is a good file size so it doesn't crash again?
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I'm running Fusion 360 and going to Mach4 but many of my files are under 20KB. I have a handful that are more complicated, lots of engraving and text, and they're up to about 600KB, but most are well under that.

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Thanks for the information.
I had a previous pocket clearing with a larger bit so the deep cuts aren't really cutting anything.

I'll try and send smaller files I guess for right now.
The problem is, my computer is in the house and my router is outside in the garage. I don't know any other way to send G Code files to my machine without the controller.
I'd appreciate any other ideas!

What do you think is a good file size so it doesn't crash again?
OK, though the file looks awfully weird.

I have no idea what would be a good size - trial and error is called for.

Any sender application (candle, grbl-panel, UGS,...) can run on a pretty slow computer. I'm running my CNC machine with an HP circa 2008. Slow as feces with Win 10 but works and handles my machine just fine.

You could look here to run USB longer USB Cable Length Limitations And How To Break Them Personally, I wouldn't use a PC remote from my machine for safety reasons.

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I'm running Fusion 360 and going to Mach4 but many of my files are under 20KB. I have a handful that are more complicated, lots of engraving and text, and they're up to about 600KB, but most are well under that.

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Do you have Mach4 or are you just using that post processor on GRBL?
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Don't have GRBL at all, running Mach4 for controller software. I was just referencing the file size relative to yours, which do seem large.

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GRBL vs Mach - there will be almost no size difference. 1MB/81K lines is a very big file with very likely a pretty long run time. I would certainly break a big job like up into smaller pieces. If, for no other reason, so I don't have to baby sit a 10 hr job all in one go. I have bigger files but just for testing the new grblHAL ARM based port of grbl.

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Thanks again for the information.
If anyone comes across a more stable offline controller, please let me know.
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