Setting up Corel Draw G-Code Plugin
After installing you will see the Docker of gCode Generator and a few settings must be made before you can create G-Code:
• Choose your language
• Set units of the plugin (mm, inch, mm/min, inch/min)
• Select postprocessor for your application / workpiece
Language and units (general settings)
Click on the settings button to open the settings window. Select “General” on the settings window. Select the language English or German. If you changed the language CorelDraw must be restarted to apply the changes. Select your length and feed unit you want to work with. gCode Generator will use these units to create the page/design area. You can turn the CNC environment on or off. If the cnc environment is switched off, no connection to the machine is established and all corresponding areas are hidden, e.g. if you only want to use the CAM environment.
After setting up the language and units, the postprocessor must be selected for your application or workpiece. gCode Generator saves each postprocessor in its own profile, which can then be selected for the specific application / workpiece. A profile must be selected before each G-Code creation. Up to four different profiles can be stored. This is necessary, for example, if you want to perform flat machining and rotary machining on the same machine. Each profile / postprocessor can be adapted to your own needs. When installing gCode Generator, some postprocessors are also installed.
Click in the settings window on “CAM”. You can see four different profiles, which can be stored and activated with a postprocessor. Activate the checkbox for e.g. the first profile. Profile 1 input is activated. Click on “…” button to open a postprocessor file. The standard directory is selected.
You can see the different postprocessor files. Select one file and click on open, e.g. “Default_XYZ_MM” for flat machining with X-, Y- and Z-axis with millimeters as unit. For rotary machining you can select “Default_AXZ_MM” for example. The selected postprocessor file is now assigned to profile 1. You must assign a name to your profile: To do this, enter the name of the profile in the text box, e.g. “XYZ machining”. Click “Save” button on the bottom of the window to apply the settings. Done!