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PRO/E to Gcode
« on: November 21, 2011, 04:22:14 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to take .ncl files that Pro/Engineer Manufacturing creates and convert them to work with Mach3 for a 3 axis router CNC? I am new to CNC machining so I am looking for a simple and easy to understand solution. Thanks

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Re: PRO/E to Gcode
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 05:16:33 PM »
Afraid I dont know anything about Pro Engineer, what does the output code look like?
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Re: PRO/E to Gcode
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 06:13:09 PM »
Attached is the output from PRO/E, but it is not Gcode that my cnc will accept. I would think that with how capable PRO/E is at making NC toolpaths that there must be an easy way to process it to Gcode automatically. 

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Re: PRO/E to Gcode
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 06:17:51 PM »
Certainly no use for Mach but you already know that ;D

What exactly is Pro Engineer? Is it a CAM programme?
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Re: PRO/E to Gcode
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 02:30:16 PM »
With Pro/MANUFACTURE you should have a copy of GPOST. You can use the HAAS post in GPOST to create a .tap file that Mach3 can use.