Post by mhowardems on Dec 20, 2019 21:59:10 GMT -5
new user. If you have 3 sets of toolpaths, do you load all three at once into the handheld or do you load each separate and run them individually? (rough, finish, profile). Is there any more documentation on how to transfer files via usb from aspire to the dsp handheld???
If the file isn't too big, you can simply run it from the usb drive! I do it all the time. I have some files that take over 3 hours to cut! Then I copy that file to the hand held controller and then run it from there. If the file you're cutting takes less than an hour, just run it from the usb stick.
But to answer your question: You can load anything that's on the USB stick (that will fit) onto the controller all at once. It's easy enough to delete un-needed files from the SD any time you want in order to make room or just make the ones you're currently using easier to find.
Once you've copied those files to the controller, you can go to SD and they will appear (just as they do on the USB stick). Pick the one you want & run it.
Occasional glitches have been reported in running the files directly from the USB ...and it doesn't take a 3 hour cut-time file to have this happen.
Sometimes the file doesn't copy correctly to the SD...and it either isn't visible or it won't run. Sometimes a file that you "know" was on the USB stick seems to have "vanished" (even though you "just saw it there"). The fix for both of these is to turn off the machine then re-start it. The files on the USB (usually) "magically re-appear". Re-copy the file from USB to controller and try again, it will most likely work fine.
The communication between the SD and the "cutting brain" in the Axiom is more stable than that communication with the USB, so it's a lot "safer" to just copy those files over and run them from the SB.
Keep your file names at or below 6 characters. If you don't, you can run into problems when they are truncated. For example: Elephant1, Elephant2, Elephant3 would likely all truncate to the same name and you'd only get one of them (because the first 6 letters are the same).
Procedure varies by controller. Read your owner's manual for your machine (in the section where it talks about copying from USB to controller). It will tell you the sequence (and it is not an inuitive process).