Router Forums banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,

I am presently volunteering in a workshop that have a General I-Carver Model 40-913. Model to carve are generated using the I-Picture software. I find that this software limits what I would like to do. The software generates "carving" files having a .gee extension.

I use "Onshape" CAD software to design parts. I can also generate the G-code file (.nc extension) to manuacture these parts using the "Kiri:Moto" software (an add-on to Onshape).

Could someone tell me if I can use G-code files with the General I-Carver Model 40-913?

Thank you very much,
Jean
 

·
Administrator
David
Joined
·
3,797 Posts
Welcome to the forum, Jean! I'm not familiar with that so unfortunately can't answer your question. I use Fusion 360 and Mach4 and the extension I get use is *.tap. Can you search the Onshape help files to find this out... maybe someone else who can answer your question will be along shortly.

David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
369 Posts
Try opening a .gee file using notepad and take a look. They may be g-code files just using the .gee extension. If so note the first few and last few lines (the setup and shutdown lines). You will need to make sure your g-code files use these same instructions. After that you may need to just rename your g-code files to match. All g-code is plain text files, no matter the extension.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thank you very much Richard! I will try this sometime next week and will let you know of the outcome.

Have a nice weekend.
Jean
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Good evening Richard,

Following your advice I was able to control our General I-Carver CNC machine using a G-Code file. I simply changed the .nc extension of the file by a .gee extension.

Thank you very much for your guidance,
Jean
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
369 Posts
Glad to hear it worked. I’m sure that this will greatly increase the versatility of the machine. Profile and vector carving can be much quicker than raster carving.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hi Richard,

I hope that you can help me on this one. I am experiencing difficulties with the software (KIRI:MOTO) I'm presently using to generate G-code from a CAD 3D drawing made in Onshape.

Would you be aware of a good sofware (ideally free) that could generate G-code from a .dxf file?

My research made on Internet didn't help me much.

Your advice would really be appreciated.

Thank you very much,
Jean
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Hello!

I am at the same point trying to use Onshape to Create a CAD file and Kiri-MOTO to create tool paths and export G-code. Which machine did you select that the I-Carver worked with? I know i can change the extension from .nc to .gee. But i do not have a copy of I -picture to compare the file output.

Any help would be fantastic!

Kyle
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Hi,

I am presently volunteering in a workshop that have a General I-Carver Model 40-913. Model to carve are generated using the I-Picture software. I find that this software limits what I would like to do. The software generates "carving" files having a .gee extension.

I use "Onshape" CAD software to design parts. I can also generate the G-code file (.nc extension) to manuacture these parts using the "Kiri:Moto" software (an add-on to Onshape).

Could someone tell me if I can use G-code files with the General I-Carver Model 40-913?

Thank you very much,
Jean
Hi,

I am presently volunteering in a workshop that have a General I-Carver Model 40-913. Model to carve are generated using the I-Picture software. I find that this software limits what I would like to do. The software generates "carving" files having a .gee extension.

I use "Onshape" CAD software to design parts. I can also generate the G-code file (.nc extension) to manuacture these parts using the "Kiri:Moto" software (an add-on to Onshape).

Could someone tell me if I can use G-code files with the General I-Carver Model 40-913?

Thank you very much,
Jean
I-Picture software please
 

·
Official Greeter
Ross
Joined
·
9,298 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Hello!

I am at the same point trying to use Onshape to Create a CAD file and Kiri-MOTO to create tool paths and export G-code. Which machine did you select that the I-Carver worked with? I know i can change the extension from .nc to .gee. But i do not have a copy of I -picture to compare the file output.

Any help would be fantastic!

Kyle

Hey just wondering if you figured this out? I use Fusion, but maybe they are similar....
 

·
Official Greeter
Ross
Joined
·
9,298 Posts
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top