Post Processor question

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TequilaTony
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Post Processor question

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The post processor files located in the Application Data Folder are all text files that appear to have formatting rules that control some aspects of the generated g-code. My question is, is there some magic that happens behind the scenes where the post processor I select actually generates different g-code based on the actual software I'm using? I seem to have 2 different processors that look almost identical but produce different results and smoother cuts.

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Adrian
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Re: Post Processor question

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There is a guide to Post Processors on the Help menu in VCarve.

I expect there is a G code setting different between the two of them which is controlling the speed around corners or some such. Check the header section of each one as that is most likely where the difference will be.

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