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10-07-2007, 09:20 PM
I want to find out how to use cutter comp in turbocnc,( I just know about it from what ive read ). the help file in turbocnc lists the G-codes but does not list any cutter comp code and I think they are G41 G43.Can these code be used in turbocnc. and if so how are they used. Would someone tell me in simple terms. (because I have a very simple mind). and how do you use it with a circle.Or point me in the right direction Thanks

10-08-2007, 12:01 AM
Sorry, but the radius compensation function G40-42 is not yet implemented in TurboCNC.

For engraving this is probably not important, your code will cut "on the line". Radius compensation basically means "cut to the left or right of the programmed path" by the cutter radius. Typically this is used for contouring on profiles where exact size counts, so the cutter diameter can be input when it's run on the machine.