UCCNC Post Processor for PhotoVcarve

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mark@dec4.co.uk
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UCCNC Post Processor for PhotoVcarve

Post by mark@dec4.co.uk »

Please can you tell me how to load the correct post processor for UCCNC on PhotoVcarve - thanks

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Re: UCCNC Post Processor for PhotoVcarve

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When saving a toolpath in PhotoVcarve there is a drop down list above the "Save Toolpath" button

In this list select G Code Inch(*.tap) (or MM if needed)

I tested here and there is nothing in the code that UCCNC objects to. It produces bare bones Gcode

The question will be if your machine needs commands to start the spindle ETC.

Then you may need to dig a little deeper or edit your own Post Processor.

If you post a sample of Gcode that you have been running we can take a look for anything extra you will need in a PP.

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Re: UCCNC Post Processor for PhotoVcarve

Post by Greolt »

Mark

Here is a PP to try

Vectric provide a PP for "Stepcraft UCCNC" in Aspire

I have taken that PP and removed everything that PhotoVcarve does not use and things that UCCNC objects to.

I have bench tested here but please be safe and test in the air before committing material and cutter.

PP file will need to be placed in the "PostP" folder in the PhotoVcarve directory. Restart PhotoVcarve.


EDIT: I am surprised that the PP supposedly for UCCNC had so many things that UCCNC objected to.
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Re: UCCNC Post Processor for PhotoVcarve

Post by martin54 »

There is a forum for UCCNC, might be worth asking on there as well :lol: :lol:

https://www.forum.cncdrive.com/index.php

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