Combining multiple jobs


(Dylan) #1

Hi all, I’m wondering if there is a way to combine multiple jobs to run one after another. For example, I have several prep jobs that I run to make holes in a piece of stock material so that I can fasten it to the table in different arrangements. There have been a few types of repetitive operations like this I have encountered where I want to run multiple setup jobs, or do things like run multiple finishing jobs that have slightly different settings for different areas of a model.

So I’m wondering if there is a way (I’m assuming in G-Code since there’s no way in Carbide motion) to combine jobs to run one after another? Could you simply copy/paste all of the G-Code from one job at the end of another?


(William Adams) #2

Yes, so long as the tool changes and so forth are okay, and the header information is either compatible, or adjusted for, and one doesn’t have any codes such as M2 or M30 which signify ending a program.

See: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/G-Code for the nitty-gritty details

and

https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Previewing_G-Code for techniques to verify the files.