I have a GCode question

I use Vectric instead of Carbide Create. Then seem to have to save to Carbide Motion for G-Code, but once I do that there seems to be no way to modify the G-Code once it is in Carbide Motion. I’m familiar with Mach3 which allows me to use a test editor and K-Motion which has editing within the code. Any suggestions. I sometimes need to change feed, speed, or Z depth. Thank you, Homer

Grbl 1.1, supported by CM4 affords one control over the feed rate w/ an override in 10% increments — other than that, you’d need to hand-edit the code (tedious at best), best to do test cuts in scrap and set things up and just let them run.

Thank you for the quick response

In case it wasn’t clear in Will’s response, or someone comes across this post, gcode files are generally just text documents.

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i guess my problem is that I’m used to a more robust program. Sounds like I should have done more research before I bought the Nomad.

It’s not intended for manual operation / intervention — as noted, one would ideally set up good feeds and speeds (see the technique at: http://www.precisebits.com/tutorials/calibrating_feeds_n_speeds.htm ) and just let the machine/software have its head.

There are lots of other senders that work just fine with it, you’re not tied to CM.

I would really be interested in trying to work with another one. Do you have information on some? Thank you.

List of alternatives at https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Communication_/_Control and https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Commercial_Software#Communication.2FControl.2FG-Code_Interpreter

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A few I’ve tried:

Popular, the usual Java UI goofiness, but very powerful. multi-platform.
Universal G-Code Sender: https://github.com/winder/Universal-G-Code-Sender

windows - GRBLPanel : https://github.com/gerritv/Grbl-Panel

This one is pretty simple, but works well. Does simple Z probing, pretty much just works.
multi-platform- SourceRabbit Sender: https://www.sourcerabbit.com/GCode-Sender/


Thank you, I really appreciate the help.

Thank you for the quick and complete response.

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