Actually I need a help to convert my 3D AutoCAD draws into g-codes by using a CAM program maybe? The main issue is I bought a CNC machine which is based on Linux EMC2 and I'm not familiar with writing g-codes to run the machine,
the company suggested to use a CAM program to create g-codes after reading my 3D AutoCAD draws..
If it is possible, I need to know what program to use for such purpose and how to get it and use it with integration to Linux EMC2
Thx for concern,
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There are many CAM software packages.
MasterCAM is one.
Plz can you illustrate more or how it works?? I mean my 1st PC has the AutoCAD draw let us say, and the CNC machine PC has the Linux EMC2.. so where to download the master CAM?? and how we transfer the draw ??
Thx again for your help
Download (and pay for) the MasterCAM software from the MasterCAM website.
Install on the Windows PC.
Get training on how to use the MasterCAM software.
Save the resulting g-code file in appropriate format (my guess would be *.txt) to take to the CAM machine.
I've written an AutoCAD DXF to G-Code converter. It's still in beta - 1.0, and I'd like everone's opinion of it.
You draw on the DRILL layer and donuts are plunge drills, circles are circles, lines are cuts, etc.
There are sample .DXF and G-Code files you can use and screen snaps from MACH3.
If you have any questions or comments email me on Yahoo at email@example.com and I'll try to answer ASAP.
The online version has been tested with my old copy of Acad 2000 and works great. It should work on other versions as well.
Any and all feed back welcome - ENJOY!
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