G-Code





This command enables you to generate and display the G-Code file for the CAM-Part or for machining operations. The G-Code file can then be transferred to your CNC-machine using a floppy disk, via the DNC (RS 232) or Ethernet connection.

The format of the G-Code depends on the Controller you selected in the Wire Cut Part data dialog box. The G-Code output format can be customized either by using the GPP interface or by changing the controller's *.mac and *.gpp files. Contact technical support for more information on post-processor customization.

Generate

This option generates all the G-Code files for the CAM-Part.  After the generation has been completed, the file will be displayed using the text editor defined in Settings>Editors.

If any changes were made in the operation or in the *.mac or the *.gpp post-processor files, you have to generate the G-Code again.

This command is available when you right-click on the operation name. You will receive one G-Code file including the necessary tool changes, unless you have separated operations or operation groups using split marks. The G-Code file will be saved to the CAM-Part's directory  under the following name: partname.tap.

  1. Click on the Operation you want to generate the G-Code for or select a group of operations using the mouse in combination with the Shift or Ctrl key. Then right-click and choose Generate from the G-Code menu.

  1. The G-Code filename dialog box prompts you to enter a name for the *.tap file.

List

This option enables you to display a list of the already generated G-Code files for the current CAM-Part or operation. The G-Code (*.tap) file will be opened with the text editor defined in Settings>Editors. Use the editor to change, save or print the G-Code file.

Copy

This option enables you to copy G-Code files. When you choose this option, the list of the generated G-Code files for the current CAM-Part is displayed in the Copy G-Code dialog box.

  1. Choose the *.tap file you want to copy to another directory (for multiple selections use the Ctrl or the Shift key).

  2. Transfer the list of files you want to copy to the middle field by pressing the Left to Right arrow.

  3. Choose the drive and the directory you want to copy to.

  4. Press the Copy field in order to execute the Copy command.

Print

This option enables you to print the G-Code file.

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