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Alex

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December 12, 2023 - 8:00 am
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Hi,

No! PolyBoard outputs a DXF file with coded layers, for example for drilling layers, circles with a name.

V.drill_D5_P10 > V.drill for vertical drilling, D5 for diameters and P10 for depth,

in Vcarve Toolpaths, you must configure the assignment of this layer for this drilling / milling, and each time this layer is found, it automatically applies the drilling/milling previously configured.

and output corresponding Gcode

 

Cheers, Alex

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Richard Huth

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December 11, 2023 - 10:14 am
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Thanks Michel

Just so I’m clear – That would require me manually adding drilling depths, tool setups and other variables for each piece I need to CNC? I think that’s going to be too much of an overhead, I think I’ll look elsewhere.

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Hi Richard,

 

GRBL requires gcode as input to translate it into machine motion control. PolyBoard does not output Gcode. Only coded native files for the main CNC manufacturers or DXF files to send through an intermediate cam software like v-carve. 

 

There is no other possibility, I am afraid, than going through Vcarve or any other cam software.

 

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Michel 

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Richard Huth

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Thanks Alexandre

I won’t be using any nesting functionality, this is just to drill the cabinet pieces individually once they have been cut and edged.

The post processor you mentioned seems to output a .dxf file, the extension may not matter but I was told the hardware would not read this type of file directly, rather it requires the machine code in “GRBL” format. A quick Google search seems to indicate this is a relatively well used but open source software.

Apologies, I’m new to CNC (this has been previously outsourced), I just want to be sure I can produce compatible files directly rather than having a second step (Vcarve).

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Alex

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Hi,

This is perfectly possible, as is the case with most Nesting machines.

in which case you will need to use our PostPro DXF OptiNest VCarve preconfiguration.

Although Vcarve is a basic Nesting module, we also recommend OptiNest, which manages quantities and sorting of parts.

Cheers, Alexandre

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Richard Huth

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December 8, 2023 - 11:48 am
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Hi

I’d like some advice on the suitability of a CNC machine, specifically the Trend Yeti, to be used with Polyboard. I can see a long list of machines in the Post-Processor List but this does not seem to be among them, does that mean I won’t be able to output to this machine directly?

I attended a demonstration yesterday and the salesman was using Vcarve to prepare the machine code, I’d rather be able to output directly. He told me the machine accepts and “GRBL” file, is that possible?

Many thanks

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