Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Looking for a 3D printer backplot program, similar to the ones used in the CNC industry.


Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · Looking for a 3D printer backplot program, similar to the ones used in the CNC industry.

Looking for a 3D printer backplot program, similar to the ones used in the CNC industry.

 

These are NOT just simulators, but displays the actual G Code text and allows you to step through it line-by-line - displaying the simulation as you step through it.

 

This way, you can see each line of gcode and what it is doing.

 

See video example here:

This is how NC Plot works - http://ncplot.com/ncplotv2/ncplotv2.htm

 

another vid here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZH4rLkmKg

Note how as the user steps through the code in the left panel, the workspace on the right shows where the tool just moved to.

 
I currently use NC Plot, Metacut View, Camotics, etc... for my CNC machines

I know Camotics is saying that they'll support 3D printers, but not as of yet

 

Edited by ajawamnet
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted (edited) · Looking for a 3D printer backplot program, similar to the ones used in the CNC industry.

    So I found a backplot program that doesn't cack on Marlin G code (typical CNC backplotters crash or hang) 

     

    In the vid you'll see the difference that the Arc Welder plugin makes in the G code output. Note that the Arc welded code is I,J,K modal for arc centers.

     

    https://youtu.be/-4M262FHMYI

     

    arc-vs-nonarc.jpg

    Edited by ajawamnet
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...