MakerCAM not exporting nc file

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sjj47
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MakerCAM not exporting nc file

Post by sjj47 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:29 am

Hi - I'm a newbie. In advance of receiving my Shapeoko 3 I've been working though the excellent Gear Coaster project by Caleb Peters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnOmTBEf44c. I've gotten to the point of exporting the toolpath file from MakerCAM (running on Safari on a Mac). I select all the paths, and make sure the profile cut is the last one. I click on "export selected tool paths". The usual window pops up where I can define the file name and save location. I click "Save". Window disappears. File does not show up anywhere (I've searched the entire drive).

Checked permissions - all good. I can't find any other problem like this on the forum. I'm probably missing something obvious but I can't see it. Any advice?

Thanks,
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Re: MakerCAM not exporting nc file

Post by WillAdams » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:14 am

Have you tried running MakerCAM using the stand-alone Flash Player, as opposed to w/in a browser? I find that works more reliably.
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sjj47
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Re: MakerCAM not exporting nc file

Post by sjj47 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:07 pm

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll give it a try.
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Shapeoko 3 # 0761 - DW611 - Limit switches - probe
Current tool chains: Inkscape > MakerCAM > UGS | bCNC & F-Engrave > UGS | bCNC

sjj47
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Re: MakerCAM not exporting nc file

Post by sjj47 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:39 am

Found the problem. Turns out the older version of Mac OS I was using had a problem with MakerCAM. Updated to the latest Mac OS - Yukon - and was able to save the file.
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Shapeoko 3 # 0761 - DW611 - Limit switches - probe
Current tool chains: Inkscape > MakerCAM > UGS | bCNC & F-Engrave > UGS | bCNC

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