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Looking for direction for GCode render to HTML5 Canvas

Discussion in 'Other Software' started by SeanD, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known
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    I am looking for an easy way to go through all of my GCode files and see what they actually look like. I want to manage my library a little so that GCode files aren't just a once off use for me. I am always going back to my original Fusion360 file and running the post process again just in case I added some commands to my operations.

    I am using GCode files on a CNC router, through an OpenBuilds Blackbox.

    I have setup a webserver and am somewhat a programmer but not amazing. I would like to either be able to render a GCode file into something that represents what cuts the machine is going to make or maybe convert a GCode file to PNG so I can see it on my webserver.

    I have looked into the Windows thumbnail generator as an alternative but now it is more driving me crazy that I can't find much information already out there. I figure I am missing some knowledge of what to search for, or that it is actually quite basic and I am overthinking it.

    ANY help would be appreciated as I feel very lost in my own brain right now.
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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  3. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known
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    Thanks mate, I wish they sold your knowledge in bottles. Would be worth a fortune!
     
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