Updated (9/28/17), please review:
There are two new vCarve post-processors attached here:
Shapeoko_inch_AX.pp: For GRBL-Panel and other more standard gcode senders
Shapeoko_CM_inch.pp: Specifically for use with Carbide Motion and it’s slightly odd tool-change commands.
I had two goals in with creating these. The first was to create gcode that was more readable for a newbie (like me?). I’ve commented the gcode as much as I think is helpful, without being too verbose.
The second goal was to provide some level of “toolchange” functionality. At the moment this takes the form of stopping the spindle, moving back to material setup HOME and waiting for a RESUME from the gcode sender. In GRBL-panel this is hitting the Resume button. You can also send a ~ to resume. In CM you have to hit the “Start” button again.
For now, please test if you can or want, provide as much feedback as you like. I’ve tested, but I’d probably suggest running air-jobs first, just to make sure nothing goofy happens.
Please take the “.zip” extension off the file. It should have a .pp file extension. Copy the file into C:\ProgramData\Vectric\VCarve Desktop\V9.0\PostP and restart vCarve.
- Shapeoko_Inch_AX updated to include dwell times to allow time for the spindle to come to and down from speed.
- bug: Do not include any parenthesis ( or ) in your job names, it will cause grbl errors because of the un-escaped comment characters. I’ll look into fixing this, but for now, just omit those characters.
Shapeoko_inch_AX.pp.zip (6.1 KB)
Shapeoko_CM_inch.pp.zip (4.8 KB)