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Other Cam tools that work well with Chilipeppr?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Michael Warchut, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Michael Warchut

    Michael Warchut Well-Known

    Sep 23, 2015
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    I have built an OX CNC with a tinyg controller. I wanted to make an engraved plate so I downloaded f-engrave. I got the look I wanted and saved the SVG file. I then tried to put it through JSCUT but for some reason JSCUT won't let me select any of the letters to create the operation and turn it into g-code. So I have a couple of questions.

    Is thee something other than JSCUT that will work fine with my tinyg and chilipeppr?

    Can I just use the gcode from f-engrave?

  2. Jonny Norris

    Jonny Norris Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
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    Fusion 360 is free that does tons of stuff

    You can use any cam to make gcode, they are not machine specific, you just install a post processor for that board if you can find one, if not just use generic gcode or Mach 3 post processor works with most things.
  3. John Meikrantz

    John Meikrantz Veteran

    Nov 2, 2014
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    F-engrave should generate gcode by itself, and not require sending through JSCUT or another CAM tool. Here is a good link that has a few tweaks to make f-engrave work nicely with GRBL. F-Engrave - ShapeOko

    I've also been playing with Estlcam's new release. Estlcam.de 2D / 3D CAM Software und CNC Steuerung...
    It is pretty slick for the price!

    -- John

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