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Graphics import - Path import

Settings regarding import of SVG, DXF, HPGL, CSV, etc. files.

Format related:

E.g.

  • SVG: automatically resize to a specific value (to fill your drawing area)
  • SVG: automatically apply hatch-fill if fill color is set

 

 

 

General options:

Accuracy, sorting, how to handle specific patterns, path repetitions.

G-Code appearance

 

 

 

Path add ons:

  • Add a frame
  • Multiply the imported graphics
  • Add a ramp on Z motion

 

 

 

 

Path modifications:

  • Drag tool compensation (for knife or brush)
  • Path overlap on closed paths (laser cutting)
  • Add tangential axis commands (for tangential knife)
  • Hatch fill of closed paths

 

 

 

 

Clipping, Tiling:

Clipping: only process a selected area of the imported graphics.

Tiling: divide the graphics into tiles and process them one by one, apply commands before a tile to feed the material,

 

 

 

Grouping, Tool table use:

Grouping: group the graphic objects by pen-color, pen-width or layer.

Tool table use: get selected properties (checkboxes 'from tool table' in G-Code generation) from the current tool table.

 

 

 

Path development:

Example: character "E" with the given settings:

Red lines shows the tool path,gray objects are just for information.

 


G-Code generation:

Set decimal places (grbl max.: 3 for mm, 4 for inch), code header and footer for individual comands, XY-feed rate, spindle speed, Tool change.

Translate Pen-up/-down commands into Z axis commands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translate Pen-up/-down commands into PWM (pulse-width-modulation) values to control a RC-servo.
Note: a special grbl version is needed to control a servo.

Video for setup

 

 

 

 

Translate Pen-up/-down commands into spindle (or laser) on / off commands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translate Pen-up/-down commands into individual commands

 

 

 

 

 

 


G-Code modification:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Use cases:

Use cases contains a reduced amount of saved machine settings (ini-file) to do a quick setup of the settings.

Also a saved machine-setup [Menu - File - Export machine settings] can be used as a use-case, when copied to the usecase folder (check [Menu - About] for the current location).

 

 

 

 


Tool table:

Settings, which are related to specific pen-color or pen-width, if tool table is in use.

Examples: [Laser and Pen] [Manual pen change] [Automatic pen change]

 

 

 

 


Tool change:

Assign scripts, which will be performed on M06 command. See also 'Automatic pen change'

 

 

 

 

 


Program behavior:

Program start

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program control

Machine limits: get warnings if allowed machine area will be left.

Grbl 4th axis: set name and display of 4th axis.

Rotary axis control: use X or Y as rotary axis and setup

 

 

 

Flow control

Status poll frequency: frequency of grbl position update 

Grbl buffer size: depends on used hardware and grbl version

Streaming properties:  modes, check here character counting

During streaming of G-Code: setting which could reduce CPU load for older computers

 

Camera

Settings for shape recognition in camera form - for automatic fiducial correction

 

 

 

 

 

Notifier

Get updates of your streaming progress via pushbullet or by email

 

 

 

 

 


Program appearance:

Custom buttons

Custom buttons can also be changed via right-click on button

 

 

 

 

 

Hot keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game pad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual joystick

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D view

 

 

 

 

 

 


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