I’m trying to use inkscape with the gcodetools-extenstion to generate G-code for an UR5e, running the “Remote TCP & Toolpath” URCap.
I want it to draw a drawing from an image.
Has anybody succeeded using gcodetools for this purpose? In polyscope I just get the error about Empty Toolpath in line 0.
I have tried with Inkscape, pyCam and jscut.org, but all of them make Polyscope throw the same error.
I am working on a project for my internship wich is also combined with a UR5e and they also want me to look for a program that uses G-codes to run the tool. Did you already find something which works? Or is there no chance its going to work?
I would love to hear something back!
What I found out after looking at an example code is that the G-code file needs to have .nc extension, and it needs the % sign in top and bottom of the file.
Also, the G-codes need N-codes in front (which is like line numbering) with an incrementation of five.
I made this python-script to make valid G-codes:
path = input('Path: ') file = open(path, 'r') Lines = file.readlines() file.close() n = 10 with open('mod_' + path, 'w') as file: for nbr, line in enumerate(Lines): if line == 'G': line = 'N' + str(n) + ' '+ line n+=5 if line != "%": if nbr == 0: line = "%\n" + line elif nbr == len(Lines)-1: line = line + "%" file.write(line)
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