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g-code verifying
« on: September 05, 2006, 03:11:15 AM »
There are plenty G-code verifying software packages around, and I was offered one to try out. Will I have any benefits using one before loading into Mach 3.
I am rather new to CNC, just complotted converting of Dyna 2800 and trying to establish what other programmes I need to help me to run my mill with Much 3. I can write basic G-codes and cut simple shapes.
Thank you
Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 06:59:35 AM »
I use the tool path window to verify my program...  The verify programs are used on the large CNC mills that you can't see the tool path on :) But if you like to use it be my guest, we, all like to run the programs our own way.
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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 09:25:11 AM »
This is what I do at the moment when using Mach 3 mill. As I am new to CNC, I find it difficult to follow lines on the tool path window, becouse I don't know where the part (work, or whatever it is properly called) I am cutting from is. It looks better in Mach3 turning, but I suppose I’ll get used to it.
G-verifying is out of question just now, got a price 20 minutes ago - $800, can’t justify for retrofitted mill and occasional work.
After I got the price I realised that those lines in tool path window are actually not that bad.
Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 08:49:43 PM »
The 3d graphic's in mill take  more CPU :( If it was a bit less we could show 3d solids on the screen!
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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006, 01:19:23 AM »
Could this feature be added to a g-100 setup? Or does position communications (to the g-rex) take too much horse power to allow that?

Just curious.

Chad

Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 07:36:37 AM »
Chad you are to smart and I don't think I can talk to you any more ;)

yes you are right in that it could be done in G100 mode... the problem then is to get it to render nice at high speed...

Darn smart people knowing what is going on :)


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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 09:49:28 AM »
Are there any plug in for Mach 3 that can be used to verify G-codes , just to see mill cutter removing material line by line in 3D; for kind of beginner it is just reassuring to see simulation made on a material before running it live.

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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2006, 12:44:26 PM »
Brian. LOL

As for rendering smooth. Hardware,Hardware,Hardware. I have a ATI x1600 pro with 512mb of video ram. It is capable of billions of something and trillions of something else per second ( how is that for being smart ? ;) ).
I am guessing that the tool path display is a software opengl implementation, if this was offloaded to a graphics card then mach would have a lot less to worry about. On the flip side this opens a HUGE can of worms. You now would have to be able to program every conceivable tool in mach. From fly cutters to ball end mills, so the rendered solid would cut like a actual part. Mach would also have to now care about the stock.

As much as i would like to see this in mach i think the better place for this (down the road) is in l-cam.

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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2006, 02:41:46 PM »
Are there any plug in for Mach 3 that can be used to verify G-codes , just to see mill cutter removing material line by line in 3D; for kind of beginner it is just reassuring to see simulation made on a material before running it live.

Not a plugin, but http://www.cutviewer.com

You can get it as a package deal with MeshCAm for a decent price. www.meshcam.com
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Re: g-code verifying
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2006, 03:28:50 PM »
Than you Ger
Downloading catviewer demo just now, looks very goos.