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.
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.
G-Code for a single operation or for a group of operations
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.
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.
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.
This option enables you to print the G-Code file.
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