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MitchB
07-20-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm sure this is very obvious, but not to me. After generating toolpaths, how do I save G code to an .nc file?

Ben S
07-20-2012, 10:11 AM
It sounds like you are using a CAM software. Which one?

Dolphin USA
07-20-2012, 10:30 AM
Does it save it as a different format? If so, just right click and change the extension. There should also be an option in whichever software your using in the properties or preferences section.

Dan B
07-20-2012, 11:12 AM
I'm assuming you are using madCAM since you posted in the madCAM forum. You can define the extension in your post.

Look for this:

*FILE_EXTENSION*
h << enter the extension here. In my case, this is .h

Did I miss the point??

Dan

MitchB
07-20-2012, 12:31 PM
I am using MadCAM 4.3 with Rhino 4 SR9. I generated a 3D toolpath.

I can go to Postprocess, click save and save as the default 1.nc as type Iso_G-code. This creates the 1.nc file with 0 bytes. I'd like to save a file containing the generated G-code.

I also don't understand the replies which ask what CAM software I'm using. Isn't MadCAM a plugin for Rhino only?

MitchB
07-20-2012, 02:20 PM
The problem was I needed to select the Iso_G_Code_4-axis.txt post-processor instead of Iso_G_Code.txt.