GBRL Post Processor

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GBRL Post Processor

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Hi. I have just downloaded Photo VCarve but I note there is not a GBRL Processor. How do I go about getting this processor and how do I add it to the Processor list. Appreciate any help.

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Send your request to support@vectric.com
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I e-mailed them. Got the GBRL pp in both inches and millimeters. My problem was copying it to the list. Tried for hours but couldn’t get it. Frustrating.

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PhotoVcarve is a bit of a pain when it comes to Post Processors as it's an older program that pre-dates a lot of the security updates in Windows and Windows really doesn't like people copying files into Program Files folders these days.

Did you get it to work in the end?

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Can you post the GBRL PP for PhotoVCarve? Thanks
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Hello dah79,

Please find the attached post processors.
Please copy the appropriate file to the "PostP" folder of PhotoVCarve.

This is usually located at "C\Program Files (x86)\PhotoVCarve\PostP"
(Assuming a 64 bit edition of Microsoft Windows).

Or if using a 32 bit edition of Microsoft Windows

This is usually located at "C\Program Files\PhotoVCarve\PostP"

Once you have copied the new post processor, exit the application and restart it.
The metric version of the new post processor will be labelled as "Grbl (mm) (*.gcode)"
The inch version of the new post processor will be labelled as "Grbl (inch) (*.gcode)"
in the list of post processors. Please give this a try with your machine.

I hope that this helps.


Cheers,

Mark.
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Grbl_mm.pp
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Grbl_inch.pp
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Got it. Thanks Mark!
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Hey
Just purchased PhotoVCarve.
Same problem with p.p.
Any help would be appreciated. I have the CWI Professor 2.3 CNC Router

Thanks
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I have the same problem I have photoVCarve have used it before but now have a new laptop and can't see my post processer. I have a cnc shark how am I suppose to get the processer?

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misterx wrote:I have the same problem I have photoVCarve have used it before but now have a new laptop and can't see my post processer. I have a cnc shark how am I suppose to get the processer?
The Shark post processors can be downloaded from here - https://www.nextwaveautomation.com/downloads-links

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I have a MYSWEETY cnc 3018 pro. I just bought Vcarve Desktop. My post processor is GRBL Candle 1.1.7. and I hate it. I cant find anywhere online to get a new one that's compatible to my machine. Any help would be great. When I use the Grbl (gcode) in the list in Vcarve, it saves with the same icon as my Candle program but when I open it, its empty. I would love another post processor other than grbl if possible.

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Raider wrote:I have a MYSWEETY cnc 3018 pro. I just bought Vcarve Desktop. My post processor is GRBL Candle 1.1.7. and I hate it. I cant find anywhere online to get a new one that's compatible to my machine. Any help would be great. When I use the Grbl (gcode) in the list in Vcarve, it saves with the same icon as my Candle program but when I open it, its empty. I would love another post processor other than grbl if possible.
Not sure what you mean by your post processor is "GRBL Candle 1.1.7", that's not a standard post processor with VCarve so presumably you downloaded it from somewhere?

Have you checked the code file in a program like notepad or just looked at the size of it to see if there is anything in it? Have you been on the support site for your machine to see how other people do it? These GRBL based machines seem to work in very odd ways compared to traditional CNC machines.

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GRBL Candle 1.1.7 is the software it came with. I cant find out how to change it to a different post processor

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Raider wrote:GRBL Candle 1.1.7 is the software it came with. I cant find out how to change it to a different post processor
I think you're misunderstanding what a post processor is. When you go to save the toolpaths from VCarve you choose the post processor you require from the drop down list there. Candle is a controller program that sends the code to the machine. The post processor is a set of instructions created by Vectric that translate the toolpaths into the code.

Have you tried using vTransfer that comes with VCarve? That is a simple to use program designed to transfer g-code with GRBL type machines.

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Hmmm. I'm very new to cnc machining so I very well could be mistaken. When I'm done my project and go to save, which one to I save under from the given list then?

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