Printer stops printing and continues step by step very slowly
I own a AnetA8 chinese copy since 2016; firmware is Marlin running on a Arduino Mega; my PC runs Windows 7.
For the last 6 years I´ve been using Repetier Host, different versions.
Last months, the printer started to behave very strange, suddenly, in the middle of a work it stops and start to go step by step with a lot of seconds between them. It doesn´t happen at the beginning of the job, maybe one hour from the start (I haven´t checked if it appears allways at the same moment).
Only way to solve this is restarting the computer an restart the printing.
Yesterday I activated the error messages on the Register window and today I got the "Communication timeout -reset send buffer block" during a failed print. I don´t know why it started to do that (and when), but I´m almost sure (and I´m going to verify it later today), that the problem appears only when I have SolidWorks 2014 opened or it was closed but in the same Windows session; does it have any sense for you? Do you have any reports about SolidWorks?
I repeat, in the past I used to have both open, Repetier Host and SolidWorks 2014 with no printing issues.
Many thanks for your time.