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T2 Engraving / Re: Alarm?
« on: Today at 03:57:51 PM »
Thanks wild.bill, I've also noticed the Eleks Mana style Nano's have more problems - that may be because they've switched to clone Atmel AVR chips.

T2 Engraving / Re: Alarm?
« on: Today at 02:10:46 PM »
Can you also answer these questions:

What board do you have?

What firmware are you using?

I test with L7 and Mana SE boards both using my Grbl 1.1e on EleksLaser's and a Mana SE with mana.hex running an EleksDraw. I also test with Windows 7 and 10, including 64-bit. My test files include the 7.5 million G-code lines image, a couple of smaller files, the grey scale test and some vector files.

T2 Engraving / Re: Alarm?
« on: Today at 01:57:39 PM »
This is caused when Grbl sends an error code back to T2Laser. In earlier version I didn't "watch" for them and it would just continue, in most cases they aren't significant and everything looks OK except maybe the odd dark spot. The problem comes if Grbl stops completely and the laser stays on but it doesn't move, so I added Fail Safe mode which causes it to abort and disable the laser.

The actual cause can be one of these:
Power saving on the USB port or computer
Another USB device causing interference on the internal USB hub
Backup or Anti-virus software causing a transmission delay due to CPU usage
Bad or poorly screened cable (electrical noise is causing Grbl code to get corrupted)
Machine needs to be grounded
Disable DTR
Disable Fast Status
Enable Low Buffer Mode
Disable Fail Safe Mode (last resort)

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: Today at 09:56:51 AM »
That's great!

Not bad for laser software  ;D

T2 Engraving / Re: Can't control laser w/Mana SE board
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:22:54 PM »
Could you use the 5.5W as ON/OFF only, driven by the MOSFET? I'm not sure what the rating is, it's probably close but you could add a heatsink and fan to the board. I wouldn't suggest trying it with your new Mana SE board though.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:00:21 PM »

^ that's the beta code to update

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:36:09 PM »
You Sir are a smart man!

I already did exactly that and it works great.

P.S. at first I renamed it Load and Save, then changed it to Import and Export, but finally put it back as I would have to change every language - so it's still backup and restore.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:13:01 PM »
Yes, I agree. That sounds like the best option.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:49:40 AM »
The folder that ClickOnce uses is a mystery to me too but I'm glad you recovered them.

So basically my backup/restore is useless across updated since it won't find the previous versions backup. I guess I could save the file elsewhere but then I have to deal with user access / security issues. It may be easier to figure out what the previous folder is called and find my file that way.

At least the web deployed updates and roll-back feature in Microsoft ClickOnce works  :)

General Discussion / Re: Eleks products
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:44:36 AM »
I guess CBP didn't find anything they wanted  ;D

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:42:56 AM »
I always have silent mode on, no annoying messages  ;)

I turned it off, and you are correct the restore message was a copy/paste from the backup, doh!

It sounds like you tried to restore but the backup wasn't found, so now I'm wondering if ClickOnce keeps each version in a separate folder meaning your backup profiles wouldn't be found unless you copy the file - which kind of defeats the purpose.

So anyway, here's what they are supposed to do:

Backup Profiles = Copies the profiles to a .bak in the install folder
Restore Profiles = Copies the .bak version over the current profiles
Use Backup Profiles = Loads the .bak profiles file to memory
Reload Profiles = Loads the profiles file to memory

So using the last 2 allows you to double the amount of profiles available, but it is no longer a backup, more a 2nd set.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:20:13 AM »
That's good news! If by "graphics in the frame" you mean my wallpaper splash screen, the default is random but you can set which one you want or disable them.

I don't understand how QtProgrammer has such a mess. I suspect his system isn't providing valid DPI values which are required to position and size the GUI objects.

I've been trying to replicate it by changing Windows settings but can't get anything close.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:51:38 AM »
I just checked, the rollback works.

T2 Software Updates / Re: Updates
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:04:52 AM »
You should be able to rollback in the control panel, but I haven't tested it.

If you click to uninstall it's supposed to ask if you want to completely remove it or rollback.

I am not sure what changed though, the GUI wasn't modified between the 2 revisions and it looks correct on my tablet, laptop and desktop.

Do you have the custom buttons on or off?

Could you tell me what DPI and resolution you are using?

As an example, my laptop is 1920 x 1080 and uses 125% dpi (the dpi is used to calculate positions so I suspect that may be the problem, but why only now, I have no idea).

General Discussion / Re: random image processing question
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:03:28 PM »
This would probably work:

I did a real quick test, DXF attached.

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