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chuckt
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general question

Post by chuckt » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:09 am

I use QCAD/CAM for most of my CNC jobs. It works well for me, but the set of post processors is limited. So, I need to basically adapt one of the existing ones to this controller. My question is: what gcode dialect most closely resembles the one used by this box? The two main ones that QCAD supports are Mach3 and LinuxCNC. There are others, though. Any thoughts?

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Re: general question

Post by Doug » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:21 am

LinuxCNC, however we do not support the complete set. The "Cheat Sheet" page on the BB controller describes the GCodes that are supported. In addition, it provides hypertext links to the specification for the specific GCodes. Those links go to the LinuxCNC documentation.

Also, if you create a new post processor, I would like to make it available to others via github. Please let me know whether you would be willing to share it.

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