Tool Cut Path for GCode

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Tool Cut Path for GCode

Post by InvaderZim » 19 Sep 2017, 23:12

Hi, by default the GCode I get seems to always go in a counter-clockwise direction. Sometimes a clockwise direction is required. Please see link ... tional.htm.

The bit must spin clockwise, and so sometimes the tool path must be clockwise as well. This affects the finish and accuracy of the cut.

I think I can reverse the order of all the gcode to reverse the path direction. But it would be nice to have this as an option.

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Re: Tool Cut Path for GCode

Post by support » 20 Sep 2017, 21:40

Hello Brian,

Judging by your illustration, you need a CNC program for climb milling to produce a better surface finish, and the spindle should always be moving in a clockwise direction, without turning on the reverse. Is that correct?

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Re: Tool Cut Path for GCode

Post by Romoidinut » 11 Dec 2017, 12:56

Thank you for your advice It really helped me a lot. I thought I would have to work.

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