Author Topic: Few G-cod related questions  (Read 3458 times)

gocnc

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 64
    • View Profile
Few G-cod related questions
« on: October 11, 2009, 12:53:59 PM »
 Hi Folks
Here is a good thread thanks to Gabriels previous post
I have these questions I hope its not too much

how to take this code and give it to the machine
In another words in what format do I have to save this file so that the cnc machine generates a tool path
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19346&page=3
poster 1.zip
-------------
jacquar
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19346&page=3
How can I cut the outer figure and then have smal cuts with a 1 eight of an inch drill
and the depth of half of what the original material is.
-------------
what is an fgc file
-------------
how will this be milled
how can i convert that file kitty cat 6
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19346&page=4
-------------


Gabriel

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 651
    • View Profile
Re: Few G-cod related questions
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 05:34:22 PM »
I'm just going to answer just a couple of these questions because I only have a few minutes. I'll try to get to the rest of them a little later.

Anyway, the first file you mention "poster1.zip" is already a g-code file which means that the tool paths have already been generated, so you don't have to convert it to anything. I did notice that it is saved as a .txt, so, depending on which machine controller you use (EMC2, Mach3, Turbo CNC etc.) you may have to rename it so that it has a .nc extension instead.

Search Google to learn how to turn on file extensions for your computer so that you can change them easier. When they are off, you can't see them and, therefore, can't easily rename them. This is a good tip for CNCists as well as just computer enthusiasts in general.

I'm assuming that you meant .ngc and not fgc because I've never heard of fgc, but I could be wrong.

.ngc is really just a g-code file. They have different names for g-code files, for example .ngc, .nc, .cnc, and many more. .ngc is the file extension which I've seen used with EMC2, but other machine controllers use it too probably.

By the way, what do you mean by "depth" when you refer to the jaguar. That file doesn't have its depth set yet. Are you asking how to re-size it so that it is smaller?


 


gocnc

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 64
    • View Profile
Re: Few G-cod related questions
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 10:50:50 AM »
Hi Gabriel
Thanks for your reply.
I will have to spend more time with the CAM programs to better get the feel of how they work.
I am trying to do this too quickly
I will have more question later on a G-codes