What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

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What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by DonekTools on Sun May 19, 2013 8:14 pm

The Donek Tools Swivel Program Can be Downloaded here:
http://donektools.com/free-cnc-router-software/links-2/

What is it:
  • A Microsoft Excel Document that automatically adds swivel actions where it finds sharp corners in your tool path


How do I use it:


What types of CNC machines does it work with:
  • It will work with any machine that runs on G-code (most CNC routers run on G-code)
    • Most machines accept I&J codes so start with that one
    • If the I&J Code version doesn't work, try the R code version

  • We have a special version for shopbot users


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typical problem

Post by DonekTools on Sun May 19, 2013 10:38 pm

This program is only capable of seeing move commands. Such commands include G0, and G1 (for G-code) and J(og) or M(ove) (for shopbot). If the code you are trying to process contains circle or arc commands (G2, G3 in G-code or CG, CC in shopbot) the program will appear to dramatically alter your tool path.

Solutions:
  • use a post processor in your cam software that does not export arcs. Vectric software post processors will indicate the type of post processor as an "arc" processor. Do not use post processors with "arc" in their name.
  • If you must use an "arc" post processor, do not use circles as drawing elements or find some way to convert them to bezier curves.
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Re: What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by jmf on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:32 pm

I tried the Gcode Swivel Excel file but it gives the following error when I open the Excel file.

"This workbook has lost its VBA project, ActiveX controls and any other programmability-related features."


How can I fix this ?

Thanks,
John

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Re: What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by DonekTools on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:46 am

I'm not an expert at the newer versions of excel or mac installs. Based on my google search, you could have vba or macros disabled. See this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282847
You'll want to be certain that you have this feature enabled in excel
If you do, you may want to try re-downloading the excel document from the web site. If neither of these work post back here or give us a call.
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Re: What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by jmf on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:51 pm

Thanks for the help, it ended up being that VBA was not installed by default, I installed it and now the Gcode excel file is working.

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Re: What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by tjmarch on Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:31 pm

DXF2GCODE cam software is drag knife capable now was finished 4/6/2014. I will make it available here https://www.box.com/shared/4xijx42qt62ls6fx03z9 until it is ready available from developers site for a regular download.


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Re: What is the Donek Tools Swivel Program

Post by jmf on Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:57 am

tjmarch wrote:The following Link is to a download package that I made up for the programs and method I use to create gcode for the Donek drag knife to cut Redi-Board for making RC model airplanes. If you are hobbyist on a low budget it is worth the look. It is a zip file, in Windows 7 after you download the file right click on the file and choose to extract. All the software that is included is free to use no strings attached. http://ubuntuone.com/41QpyBkkTxyKiMY5ImKYWz


Thanks, looks good !

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