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by luz
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js

It works, for real, on the BANDIT! :-) The last obstacle was that the exporter generated some lines only containing a Nxxx line number. Sounds harmless, but isn't, on the BANDIT - Nxxx without further commands are treated as GOTO xxx . I found that CamExporterV2.prototype.writeBlockFromString() has ...
by luz
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js

Got a big step further Found the debugger and with it, the possibility to look into CamExporterV2() :-) Now trying to override exportArc()... [Update] No, not even needed! There's a flag `splitArcsAtQuadrantLines` which already does the trick! And the `trailingZeroes` option solves the problem with ...
by luz
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js

Thanks for your comments. If this was a machine sitting in a corner in unknown overall state - you'd be right. But this is a machine in daily use by its owner (not me) - the hardware is fully ok, there is a company here who can and did provide service for it (and yes, some Elkos had to be replaced s...
by luz
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

VERY old machine - need GCode customisation beyond GCodeBase.js

Hi, I'm trying to create a post-processor for a really old CNC Machine, a BANDIT 8300. This machine does use a dinosaur version of GCode with a lot of details that differ from more recent machine's more standardized GCode as covered by the configuration visible GCodeBase.js. To get the BANDIT to wor...

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