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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

 

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    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

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