Backplotting g code files

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Backplotting g code files

Postby Nappy1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:06 pm

Has anyone ever used or know of a program that will take g code and make it an exportable file like stl, dxf, or eps?
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Postby dighsx » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:19 pm

Check out this thread over at cnczone: http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2092
Take it easy.
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.tap to .dxf

Postby brockadeau » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:12 am

Nappy1-- I use other software which works very well in converting my gcode (.tap) files to dxf files, but I have to eliminate the verticle z moves if I am going to use it as a dxf to alter and recut (also have to move the plane of z back to zero)-- Jack
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Postby Nappy1 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:37 am

I did a little surfing, and found a good one. PlotNC is the name. I couldn't believe how well it worked. So I purchased it. A big $75. The originator says he never thought of making it convert to .stl files but its not too hard to do so he probably will. They have a trial download.

Try it you'll like it.....
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