Post Processor for Shapeoko 3 help needed

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alfredom
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Post Processor for Shapeoko 3 help needed

Post by alfredom »

Hi everybody,
i am new here, i just purchased Vcarve Pro 3 days ago and i love it, but when i went to create my first toolpath for the Shapeoko 3 XXL i could not find a post processor for it in the list; all the Shapeoko related post processors display the extension *.gcode, the Shapeoko 3 uses the extension *.nc and i don't see any that i can use with Carbide Motion.
I downloaded and installed some post processor that i find in this forum yesterday, but after unzipping and installing them, they all end up with the extension *.gcode.
I tried to use some other post processor with the extension *.nc from the list of the installed ones, but are not working and i get the message "arc end point error.

Also i have a Bit Setter and it would nice to be able to use it, instead of having to create a separate file for each tool.

One last word, i really will be not comfortable having to edit part of the software, and i believe that should exist a solution, just i did not find it.

A will appreciate your help.
Alfredo Malchiodi

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Adrian
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Re: Post Processor for Shapeoko 3 help needed

Post by Adrian »

Don't know about the software you're using but most can load files with any extension. It's the contents of the file that matters not the extension.

wb9tpg
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Re: Post Processor for Shapeoko 3 help needed

Post by wb9tpg »

Old versions of Carbide Motion only use the "nc" extension. Their new V5 which is very new supports "gcode" extension too.

I replied to your PM with some instructions.
Gary Mitchell
Kentucky, USA

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