IslaWW wrote:There is a postP in the folder for the Biesse Skil GFT, have you tried it?
IslaWW wrote:Not being familiar with the Biesse operating system, let me make the following suggestion:
Download the trial version of VCarve Pro, open one of the free projects, toolpath it, select the most likely Biesse postP and see if your machine will accept the code. You wont need material on the bed, just raise the bit an inch and set a temp ZZero there. You may want to try using any and all posts with Biesse in the name.
There are some functions in VCPro that Cut2D does not have, this will see if you can get viable code to the machine.
No offense intended, but for what I understand from your post, it seems you don't have a clear idea of the process. I apologize if it's not the case: one can find beginners and skilled users or professionals on this forum, and we don't know your level.
First, you have to design your work (2D or 3D) in a CAD system. In 2D, it means drawing the vectors you intend to cut.
Then you use a CAM system to calculate toolpaths that will properly cut your material. The CAM system computes these toolpaths into its internal format, which is not understandable by machines.
The last operation in the CAM system is to translate this internal language in a code the machine will understand. It's generally g-code (with all its variants), but some manufacturers use another language. Think of the postprocessor as the dictionary the CAM uses for translation.
The output file is a text file with a specific extension (.iso, .nc; …) depending on the machine.
Cut2D is a CAD-CAM system. So selecting the right postprocessor and assigning the same tool positions as in Biesseworks, you should generate a code your machine will execute. You must not use Biesseworks, except perhaps to load the code in the machine.
I do not know Biesseworks, and have no idea how to send directly code to a Biesse CNC.
It seems Biesseworks is also a CAD-CAM system, so it doesn't Make sense using Cut2D and Biesseworks together.
Import a simple file from Sketchup into Cut2D, toolpath something simple, save the cut file and post that file here.
ger21 wrote:Unfortunately, most of the big Italian machines do things their own unique ways, and unless you know exactly what the Biesse control expects, or know someone that does, you could be in for a steep uphill climb.
Do you know if the "g-code" is in standard text format, or a binary format?
Can you post some sample code that works from Biesseworks, and the code you are getting from Cut2D?
I've never used a Biesse, but have been using Italian machines for cabinet work for 20 years now.
I've found that very few people in this industry really take advantage of what software can do for efficiency, often because they don't want to spend the money on the proper software that the machine needs to be most efficient.
Yes, just about every week I generate 40-50 sheets of nested g-code with nothing more than 2-3 mouse clicks.
IslaWW wrote:I cannot find anything readable in either of the files in your attached zip file. Post the crv
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