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Neville Bastian
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G Coding

Postby Neville Bastian » Sun, Nov 01 2009, 8:48PM

When I bought my Thermwood last year I was given a few Gcode programs like cutting circles for vanity basins, flycutting the sheets and what we call here mason mitres for postformed counter tops. My Aussie Thermwood sales man did promise me a few more programs but he went out of business halfway through the install process. Thus I missed out on these programs.
Is there a set of programs that Thermwood give out as standard? Can they be downloaded?

Could we not have a section in the forum which is a bit like when you share Ecabinets design where we could share Gcode programs that we have written. I probably won't be adding many in because I am not that good at writing the programs but others are really talented. Some may like to share their pride and joys?

Could the powers to be, think about setting this up? Maybe they could vet the programs first then upload them for us. If the creators name is on the program we could then shoot of a thank you note. I would be quite willing to pay for the program or maybe the creator has a favourite charity he likes to support that we voluntary send funds to.

Just a thought that may allow us to make more efficient use of the thermwood.
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Neville
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Re: G Coding

Postby Paul Ford » Mon, Nov 02 2009, 12:26AM

Hi Neville,
Doug wrote all those programs himself, there were quite a few other ones that he had been working on for quite some time. I have copies of most of them but don't have access to them anymore as I lost the CD...
However, the Gcode sharing section sounds like a fantastic idea!

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Re: G Coding

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Mon, Nov 02 2009, 11:38AM

Hey everyone,

In regards to posting programs, you can do this under the Design Sharing area of the forum. This will allow you to share any files you wish.

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Re: G Coding

Postby Neville Bastian » Mon, Nov 02 2009, 7:43PM

Hi Ryan,
That's good we can post programs but isn't that in the Ecabinets area. Can't we be a bit special and have it in our Thermwood machining area? Also it will mean the Gcode programs won't get swallowed up by Ecabinet info.
Maybe you could make the first post by yourself on how to extract the Gcode file and send it in and then how to load the file. Basic info but many are not computer genius who own Thermwood as you well know.

Hope others feel its worth while.

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Neville
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Re: G Coding

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Tue, Nov 03 2009, 8:17AM

If anyone is interested, they can post free CNC programs here on the 3-Axis machinery site as well. For those returning at a later date to see if there are any available downloads, the Search feature can be used to pull up all related topics regarding free programming.

This is an area where you are not likely to find a large amt. of FREE programming, for this is typically a service performed for a minimum fee by most.

Thanks for sharing your ideas.


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