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[title] Playing with BoXZY and Gcode
[* icon_note] Most Gcode is the control language that CNC machines usewill be produced for you by our interface, or your CAM software'' (more on this later). ''Multiple lines of commands to tell a machine wherebe sent to move in 3 Dimensional Space. This is representedBoXZY at one time are called '''"scripts". '''Though these scripts are generated by plotting positions in a Coordinate System along 3 independent Axis. The Gcodesoftware, you can also controls the speed at which it will move, the extrusion rate of the 3D Printing Attachment and the power level of the Laser Attachmentbuild your own.
[* green] Select'''We've made our own Gcode commands, now lets make our own Gcode script! '''select the '''Print Preview '''tab then select the '''G-Code Editor''' button and you will now have access to the G-Code Editor Tab and G-Code Editor
[* blueicon_note] This is where yourany Gcode script waiting to be started will be stored after you Slice a file or loadstored. Scripts contain all the commands required to produce your Milling filedesired result. You won'tshouldn't need to edit your Gcode scripts until you have a mastery understanding ofmastered how it works, but let's play around with some simple commandsmaking our own.
[* icon_reminder] ''Gcode'' is case sensitive and read line by line and each line is treated like a single commandline; they are followed in order.
[* blackblue] Following the example in the second image, type each line into your '''G-Code Editor'''. You can ignoreonly need to copy the comment lines, theytext in blue and red, the comments are there for your reference only and are not commands.
[* blackicon_reminder] Double Checkcheck the G-CodeGcode after you just input it into your G-Code editor. Remember the lines that begin with a semicolon (''' ; ''') are comment lines that will not execute as Gcode, they are there simply to explain the Gcode linecommands. BoXZY ignores them. You can add your own comments by using a semicolon at the beginning of the line
[* black] In your 3D preview window on the left side of your BoXZY Interface you will see your Gcode represented in 3D. In this case by blue lines, thislines. This is seen in the third image
[* red] Verify that your Attachment Mount does not have any Attachments in it, the clamp is locked, and the machine is in it's "home" position before youHome" position. Then ''select'' the '''Start Print''' button in the upper left hand corner of the BoXZY Interface. Select '''Start Print''' and watchWatch your BoXZY MoveMove!
[* icon_note] Most Gcode is the control language that CNC machines usewill be produced for you by our interface, or your CAM software'' (more on this later). ''Multiple lines of commands to tell a machine wherebe sent to move in 3 Dimensional Space. This is representedBoXZY at one time are called '''"scripts". '''Though these scripts are generated by plotting positions in a Coordinate System along 3 independent Axis. The Gcodesoftware, you can also controls the speed at which it will move, the extrusion rate of the 3D Printing Attachment and the power level of the Laser Attachmentbuild your own.
[* green] Select'''We've made our own Gcode commands, now lets make our own Gcode script! '''select the '''Print Preview '''tab then select the '''G-Code Editor''' button and you will now have access to the G-Code Editor Tab and G-Code Editor
[* blueicon_note] This is where yourany Gcode script waiting to be started will be stored after you Slice a file or loadstored. Scripts contain all the commands required to produce your Milling filedesired result. You won'tshouldn't need to edit your Gcode scripts until you have a mastery understanding ofmastered how it works, but let's play around with some simple commandsmaking our own.
[* icon_reminder] ''Gcode'' is case sensitive and read line by line and each line is treated like a single commandline; they are followed in order.
[* blackblue] Following the example in the second image, type each line into your '''G-Code Editor'''. You can ignoreonly need to copy the comment lines, theytext in blue and red, the comments are there for your reference only and are not commands.
[* blackicon_reminder] Double Checkcheck the G-CodeGcode after you just input it into your G-Code editor. Remember the lines that begin with a semicolon (''' ; ''') are comment lines that will not execute as Gcode, they are there simply to explain the Gcode linecommands. BoXZY ignores them. You can add your own comments by using a semicolon at the beginning of the line
[* black] In your 3D preview window on the left side of your BoXZY Interface you will see your Gcode represented in 3D. In this case by blue lines, thislines. This is seen in the third image
[* red] Verify that your Attachment Mount does not have any Attachments in it, the clamp is locked, and the machine is in it's "home" position before youHome" position. Then ''select'' the '''Start Print''' button in the upper left hand corner of the BoXZY Interface. Select '''Start Print''' and watchWatch your BoXZY MoveMove!