Utility to display c2d file information

Would it help to have a program to give the following information about a .c2d file? This is the output from bob_coaster.c2d.

REQUIRES_Pro: False
BACKGROUND_IMAGE = AAAAAYlQTkcNChoKAAAADUlIRFIAAAABAAAAAQgAAAAAOn6bVQAAAAlwSFlzAAASdAAAEnQB3mYfeAAAAApJREFUCJljEAAAABIAERmIB5kAAAAASUVORK5CYII=
BACKGROUND_OPACITY = 0.5
BACKGROUND_POSITION_X = 0
BACKGROUND_POSITION_Y = 0
BACKGROUND_ROTATION = 0
BACKGROUND_SCALE = 1
BACKGROUND_VISIBLE = False
DISPLAYMM = False
HEIGHT = 736.5999999999999 mm 29.000 inch
MACHINE = Shapeoko 3
MACHINE_TYPE = Shapeoko
MATERIAL = Acrylic
RETRACT = 11.998959999999999 mm 0.472 inch
THICKNESS = 19.304 mm 0.760 inch
WIDTH = 838.1999999999999 mm 33.000 inch
ZERO_X = 0
ZERO_Y = 0
ZERO_Z = 0
build_num = 530
grid_enabled = True
grid_spacing = 12.7 mm 0.500 inch
minimum_build_num = 524
version = 1

no fonts found

2 toolpaths found
angle = 0
automatic_parameters = True
EMPTY TOOLPATH
enabled = True
end_depth = 1.5239999999999998 mm 0.060 inch
name = Pocket Toolpath 5
speeds: {
   feedrate = 508 mm 20.000 inch
   plungerate = 203.2 mm 8.000 inch
   rpm = 10000
}
start_depth = 0
stepdown = 1.27 mm 0.050 inch
stepover = 1.5875 mm 0.063 inch
stock_to_leave = 0.5
tolerance = 0.01 mm 0.000 inch
tool: {
     angle = 0
     corner_radius = 0
     diameter = 3.175 mm 0.125 inch
     display_mm = False
     finish_allowance = 2.54 mm 0.100 inch
     flutes = 2
     length = 12.7 mm 0.500 inch
     model =
     name = #102 1/8" DEFAULT
     number = 102
     overall_length = 38.099999999999994 mm 1.500 inch
     plungerate = 203.2
     read_only = True
     slot_depth = 1.27 mm 0.050 inch
     slot_feedrate = 254 mm 10.000 inch
     slot_rpm = 10000
     surfacing_feedrate = 508 mm 20.000 inch
     surfacing_rpm = 10000
     surfacing_stepover = 20
     type = 0
     url =
     uuid = {9290c9e9-392c-40f1-b3c2-3d232ad5b605}
     vendor =
}
Chip load : 0.02540 mm 0.0010 inch
type = pocket_toolpath
uuid = {0ee45565-c57d-451c-af33-740ed4bbb24e}
automatic_parameters = True
uuid: {
enabled = True
end_depth = 8.889999999999999 mm 0.350 inch
name = Contour Toolpath 10
ofset_dir = -1
speeds: {
   feedrate = 508 mm 20.000 inch
   plungerate = 203.2 mm 8.000 inch
   rpm = 10000
}
start_depth = 0
stepdown = 1.27 mm 0.050 inch
stepover = 3 mm 0.118 inch
tab_height = 3 mm 0.118 inch
tab_width = 11.998959999999999 mm 0.472 inch
tolerance = 0.01 mm 0.000 inch
tool: {
     angle = 0
     corner_radius = 0
     diameter = 3.175 mm 0.125 inch
     display_mm = False
     finish_allowance = 2.54 mm 0.100 inch
     flutes = 2
     length = 12.7 mm 0.500 inch
     model =
     name = #102 1/8" DEFAULT
     number = 102
     overall_length = 38.099999999999994 mm 1.500 inch
     plungerate = 203.2
     read_only = True
     slot_depth = 1.27 mm 0.050 inch
     slot_feedrate = 254 mm 10.000 inch
     slot_rpm = 10000
     surfacing_feedrate = 508 mm 20.000 inch
     surfacing_rpm = 10000
     surfacing_stepover = 20
     type = 0
     url =
     uuid = {9290c9e9-392c-40f1-b3c2-3d232ad5b605}
     vendor =
}
Chip load : 0.02540 mm 0.0010 inch
uuid = {d3503438-4ed5-47a9-9afc-6e40fd713d34}

You’ll have to dig it out of binary with V7.

It would be very cool to have a File → Properties dialog with a lot of this info in both CC & CM now that it takes .c2d files

This information was dug out of the c2d file.

What is v7?

v7 is the new beta which has a new fileformat:

https://carbide3d.com/carbidecreate/beta

See the discussion at:

You are right. V7 uses a sqlite format 3 file the previous versions used a json file format.
I can see some of the information in v7 file. But no tools.

The data columns in the table are compressed so you need to uncompress them to see their juicy goodness.

Try select type, sqlar_uncompress(data,sz) from items where type <> "model";

to see the toolpath info as JSON.

This works on the sqlar table too except for the gcode row which is also encrypted to improve support.

sqlar_uncompress no such function. Though I’m not sure it is worth the effort to work on v7. There seems to be no interest in this information for the current file.

It’s not defined in any JDBC driver if you are using DBeaver or similar… but if you use the command-line sqlite3 it’s there, even under wsl on Windows.

Thanks. Apparently my version of sqlite3 didn’t work. I downloaded a later version and it worked.

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I finally can get the data from a v7 file format. Though it would appear that nobody would be interested in this information.

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