View Full Version : Gcodetools now supports Lathe

08-24-2010, 03:37 AM
Hi everyone!
Gcodetools now supports Lathe!
Gcodetools is a plug-in for Inkscape. It prepares and converts paths from Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org) to Gcode, using biarc interpolation. Gcodetools and Inkscape are both free (GNU GPL) and cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS).

You can get Gcodetools here: http://www.cnc-club.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=35#p65
and Inkscape here : http://www.inkscape.org

We have released Gcodetools 1.6 and here is it's feature list new features since v.1.4 are marked with green:

Export to Gcode

Export paths to Gcode
Using circular (biarc approximation) or straight line interpolation
Automatic path subdivision to reach defined tolerance
Multiply tool processing
Export Gcode in parametric of flat form
Including personal headers and footers
Choosing units
Multi-pass processing
Numeric suffix is added to generated files to avoid overwriting
Lathe Gcode
Compute trajectories for lathe
Fine cut
Define fine cut's depth
Define fine rounds
Two different computation functions for fine cut
Standard axis remapping
Path's area processing
Building area paths
Area paths could be modified
Building trajectory according to the cutter's shape
Defining different cutter's shapes
Tool's library
Defining different tool's parameters (diameter, feed, depth step, penetration feed, personal Gcode before/after each path, cutters shape, personal tool's changing Gcode)
Tools can be managed by Inkscape's standard procedures (copy, delete, assigned to different layer)
Multiply tools processing
Orientation system
Applying scale along any axis
Apply rotate in the ХY plane
Apply translation along any axis
Apply transforms according to arbitrary points
You can create custom post-processor by writing down the commands or choose from the list of default post-processors
Scale and offset Gcode
Gcode commands remapping
Parameterize Gcode
Round floating point values to specified precision
Verifying tools for the scene
Select and remove small paths (area artefacts)
Tool's alignment check
Cutting order check
Plotter cutting
Export to Gcode for plotter with tangential knife. Forth axis A is knife's rotation.

PS We need more photos of work made with Gcodetools if you can provide them we will appreciate it!

Shane Schuller
03-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Hi Var

I am using Mach3 with sheetcam, for plasma cutting.
Have a Torch Height Control unit therefore want to find out:
How would one add a post processor like the one found in sheetcam mp1000 thc? In gcodetools.
Does it support pierce height, rapid Clarence and material thickness option setup? Similar to sheetcam?


03-02-2013, 12:06 PM
Cool! Keep up the good work!

03-02-2013, 03:00 PM
I'll have to check this out, looks interesting!