I am progressing with my OX build and I am to the point that I am starting the test with an active spindle.
Warning: I am new to CNC routers and the unique Gcodes that are associated with them like drilling. I had not idea there were so many fabrication setting involved :(.
I am preparing to route a K40 sub-panel as the next test of my OX.
My tool chain is:
- Design in sketchup
- Exported as DXF (polylines)
- Imported into CamBam where the CAM operations are added
- CamBam created Gcode
- CamBam generated Gcode imported into CP
- Simulate in CP
- Route on live OX from CP
Steps 1-4: seemed to be working correctly in simulation.
Step 5: loaded the correct Gcode into CP
Step 6: the simulation runs ok in CP except for the drill operations. It seems to move to the first drill location, run all the drill Gcode and then proceeded to execute the rest correctly. FYI: The drill operations are at the start of the Gcode.
I checked the Gcode using my 3D CNC viewer and the simulation runs flawlessly including drilling operations.
I checked and the correct Gcode is loaded in CP including the drill methods.
Keep in mind I have not run step 7 yet…
Would appreciate any hints as to what could be wrong:
A. CP does not simulate drilling operations?
B. CP has a bug?
C. I have something wrong with drilling settings that shows up in CP?
D. I have a Gcode that CP does not support?
E. CP will simulate correctly when I go to tool chain step 7?
F: Other …