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how to use Enroute 3 to generate TAP file or G-code file for Mach4
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:07:38 PM »
I am new to Mach4, almost finish the new controller and now need to learn how to generated the G-code to run in Mach 4

on the design, I am using Adobe illustrator to draw the line file and I usually save them in ai3 format, then use Enroute 3 to export the DXF for my old Camtech Routermaster TCPWIN software to send the file to the router.
the tool size, speed, group etc are control by the TCPWIN

Now that I am using Mach4, I need the new process to setup. I see there are many driver in Enroute but none of them is Mach3 or 4.
Can someone give me some suggestion how I can do all this?
Thanks.
Re: how to use Enroute 3 to generate TAP file or G-code file for Mach4
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 11:06:17 PM »
I do not have any experience with Enroute, but it can directly generate G-code.

You must select a usable machine driver. Many of the available machine drivers
utilize G-code, you just need to find one that is acceptable to Mach4.

A Google search came up with these links:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=3661.0

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/uncategorised-cam-discussion/40598-enroute-3-generate-files-mach-3-a.html
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