Thank you @LarryM I will read the article and check the vector Gcode. I won’t have time till 08.21.17 to get back into this, but will definitely let you know how everything works out. Advice and help is greatly appreciated.
once I opened the file, I selected ‘RAW’ and copied everything to notepad and saved it for post processor in my fusion360. I then generated gcode using that .cps file. below is the gcode that I produced.
@LarryM I didn’t read your response until after I tried my air cut. I tried the code as it was and received an error. I then deleted both the T1M6 line and the S5000M3 line, since I run my router manually. After I deleted those 2 lines the air cut seemed to run perfectly. Below is code I ended up with. test3-f360-picsender.txt (13.3 KB)
I won’t be able to do any real work until next week unfortunately because of work, but after the air cut, I feel pretty confident things will go smoothly.
I cannot stress enough how helpful you have been, I don’t think I ever would have come across this information without your help, it is greatly appreciated!
@LarryM - So I am back and am so close to victory that I tried to cut real wood with my gcode and upon sending the code, my machine sped straight to the first cut position without raising up, gouging my wood. No worries, I am only using scrap wood, but I cannot figure out what to do. I did find another post talking about this and there were some suggestions:
add line G0 Z0.5 which would raise my bit a half inch before starting
after zeroing my bit, raise it manually before sending
extensive talk about G28, which I don’t fully understand yet.
I have attached my gcode that I tested, it is just the letter W, 1/4" deep. If you have any suggestions regarding how to get my machines first move to be raising the z axis a distance before moving to the first cut position, it would be greatly appreciated.
here is gcode W.nc (95.1 KB)