So, I'm practicing stuff I'm learning about CNC's gcode with cncsimulator.
However, I can't register on cncsimulator's website. When I registered, I didn't receive an activation e-mail and couldn't re-register since,as all my e-mail accounts I try to register with are blocked by cncsimulator's botblock thingy. So I can't ask for help there.
Anyway, I'm currently learning subprograms. The task is simple: take a a4-sized sheet and drill holes into it with a 4mm diametre tool, spaced apart by 10mm.
I have two problems:
1. I can only use the G25 (subroutine call) command and I can't call a separate .nc file. Even if it's actively in the buffer (or not). I've tried to configure the subprogram directory, I've copied the subprogram files into the default subprogram directory, but it still refuses to see anything ("can't open subprogram"). I'm running Windows XP, so it can't be an administrator-error.
2. I can't get the thing to repeat subprograms. I know I should use the "U[number or repetitions]" but no matter where I place it, it just won't register.
For reference here is the program's gcode, using subroutines:
Can anybody please help me?
O1001 (Main program: drilling a into an a4-sized sheet)
N0 G90 G94 T4 M3
N5 G0 Z50
N10 G0 X10 Y10
N15 G25 L40 U21
N25 G0 G54
N35 O1002 (subprogram: coloum)
N40 G25 L70 U29
N50 g0 z50
N55 G0 X10 Y0
N70 U29 O1003 (subprogram: hole drilling)
N75 G1 z4
N85 G81 Z7
N90 G0 Y10