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Does Cura generate G2, G3, or G5 commands?


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Posted · Does Cura generate G2, G3, or G5 commands?

I was just looking through my Marlin configuration and see that Arc Support is used to process arcs via G2 and G3 gcode commands, and Bezier Curves via G5.  I have looked through several of my Cura generated gcode files and there are no G2, G3, or G5 commands in any of them.  One was a cylinder so I would have expected many arcs in that one.  So if Cura doesn't generate these codes I can disable them in Marlin and save a little memory.

 

Wayne

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    Posted · Does Cura generate G2, G3, or G5 commands?

    If file size is an issue - you can use Arc Welder which intelligently converts endless strings of G0 & G1 codes into G2 & G3 codes. Cuda has an Arc Welder plugin which does this post-processing conversion.

    But Cura doesn't do it natively - I can't see that you'd gain much if Cura did as you'd get pretty much the same result at the end.

    https://marketplace.ultimaker.com/app/cura/plugins/fieldofview/ArcWelderPlugin

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