gCode Generator: CorelDraw G-Code / CNC Plugin

FAQ

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What is g-Code generator and what is it used for?

g-Code Generator is a CorelDraw GCode plugin and CNC plugin. This is integrated as an extension in CorelDraw and is available as Docker / Tool after installation. The CAM environment of gCode Generator is used to generate machine data (2.5D CNC programs and GCode).

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What is the difference between editions of the software?

Each edition has a different range of functions. See the edition comparison table.

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What is the difference between the CorelDraw GCode plugin and other CAM software?

The main difference is a simpler workflow from drawing to finished workpiece. Since the g-Code Generator is integrated into CorelDraw as a plugin, you can use all of CorelDraw's very innovative drawing tools. In the next step you create your CNC programs in the same program interface. This means that the entire process (from the drawing to the finished CNC program) takes place in a single interface with the help of the CorelDraw to GCode plugin. File exports as DXF , HPGL or PLT are a thing of the past.

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What is the advantage of a g-Code Generator over DXF to G-code converters?

DXF to GCode converters convert a DXF file into G-Code / CNC programs. You always need a drawing as a DXF or plotter file with which you can work. These drawings (DXF files) are mostly created in drawing programs such as CorelDraw. As you can see, two independent software environments are required. The drawing program, for example CorelDraw, and the DXF to GCode Converter. The advantage of our CorelDraw GCode Plugin (gCode Generator) is obvious here. All you need is one software environment. All file imports and exports are eliminated. This saves you valuable time.

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What CAM processing options are there in the CorelDraw to GCode plugin?

Contour, pocket and drilling are supported. During contour machining, tool paths can be created in the center, left, right, inside or outside. The machining operations can be created for flat or round workpieces (axis of rotation).

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Can I use the traditional drawing tools in CorelDraw?

You can use all of CorelDraw's drawing tools without restriction.

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Can I just use g-Code Generator's node optimization?

Yes. You do not necessarily have to create a CNC program. The node optimization of the CorelDraw to GCode plugin can be used for each selected contour or curve in CorelDraw.

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Are rotation or rotary axes also supported in the CorelDraw CNC plugin?

Yes. Rotation axes are fully supported in the CorelDraw GCode plugin.

Which machine controllers are supported by gCode Generator?

All machine controllers and CNC machines can be supported by adapting the postprocessor.

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How many machine axes are supported in the CorelDraw to GCode plugin?

The CorelDraw to GCode plugin and the CorelDraw CNC software support up to 6 machine axes (X, Y, Z, A, B, C). The number of supported axes depends on the machine controller you are using.

Can I upgrade directly from the trial version to a full version of g-Code Generator?

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Yes. You can start directly with the full version after entering a valid license key. All settings of the CorelDraw GCode plugin and the CorelDraw CNC plugin are 100% adopted by the test version.

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How can I install software updates?

Updates can be carried out by setting up the newer version again. Simply download the latest version, start it and select the correct installation path. Then the CorelDraw GCode plugin and the CorelDraw CNC plugin are updated. Here, too, all settings are applied in full.

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Which languages and units are supported by gCode generator?

gCode generator currently fully supports english and german. Other languages will follow soon.

gCode Generator supports all CorelDraw document units.

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Can I work with any CorelDraw document?

Yes. You can create toolpaths in any document. All settings and tool paths that are set or created in gCode Generator can be saved by saving the document. After opening this document, all settings and tool paths are immediately available again.

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What is GCode?

GCode is a name for the most commonly used CNC programming language (CNC) for the production and control of automated machine tools.

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What is CAM software?

CAM software is machine tool independent software for generating G code (NC code).