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Conversational CNC is design to make simple work simple. The idea is to make it quick and easy to produce g-code for simple tasks–quicker and easier than having to do a CAD drawing and run your CAM software. Instead, you just answer a few questions in the Conversational Wizard and it’ll generate the code right…
We’ve put together a quiz on the subject matter of Basic GCode Programming as covered in our free GCode Tutorial Course.
There are 25 questions and each question has a link to the appropriate chapter of the GCode Tutorial. Take the quiz and then review just the material you missed. It’s a great way to…
Our focus with G-Wizard Editor has lately been on finishing all the Conversational CNC Wizards.
First, what is Conversational CNC and why would you use it?
The idea is to make it quick and easy to produce g-code for simple tasks–quicker and easier than having to do a CAD drawing and run your CAM software.…
Another week has passed so it’s time to roll out another Conversational CNC Wizard for G-Wizard Editor.
This week we’ve added a Parting Wizard. Parting is something many lathe programs have to do to cut the part off the piece of bar stock it started with. It’s a very simple operation, but we’ve added some…
G-Wizard Editor‘s clock has turned over the 2.0 mark. There’ve been a lot of changes and improvements made to it and the product is still growing very rapidly. The current focus has been on adding a new Conversational CNC Wizard every week, although we added a new FADAL post as well recently.
This week’s addition…
I’ve just uploaded the latest version of our G-Wizard Editor Software. The main new thing is that it includes a new FADAL post.
FADAL’s were extremely popular entry-level VMC’s in their day and there are still tons of them out there. The FADAL controllers had 2 g-code dialects, and this new post is for their…
Digital Tooling–that’s my catchphrase for CAD, CAM, CNC Control Software, Feeds and Speeds Calculators, G-Code Editor/Simulators, and all the rest of the CNC Software that’s out there. We’ve had a page up for a long time that is intended to walk folks through all the different kinds of CNC Software so they know what’s available…
The next installment of our Conversational CNC Wizards is available with G-Wizard Editor version 1.93. Conversational CNC is a quick way to do simple jobs without resorting to creating a CAD drawing or running a CAM program. For all those times when you would turn to a manual machine instead of a CNC because the…
I promised 1 new Conversational CNC Wizard a week and I’m slightly ahead of schedule with the OD Turning Wizard. I’ve just uploaded GWE v1.90 (click the link to get your copy), which has the new OD Turning Wizard. Conversational CNC is a quick way to do simple jobs without resorting to creating a CAD…
Conversational CNC is a very popular feature among G-Wizard Editor users, but what is Conversational CNC?
Simply put, it is the ability to quickly and easily generate g-code by answering a series of questions rather than by producing a CAD drawing and then applying CAM software to it. Conversational CNC is not really a replacement…
We recently surveyed G-Wizard Editor customers to see what they were doing with the software. Here’s what they came back with:
The survey provides a good cross section of uses. Customers could choose all of the choices that applied to them, and clearly a lot of folks were doing multiple things with the Editor. Let’s…
Here’s a rundown on what’s new lately in G-Wizard Calculator and Editor’s latest versions:
Release 2.77 adds A513 Low Carbon Steel. If we’re missing a material you’re interested in, just drop us an email. We can frequently add it fairly quickly just like we recently did for A513 and before that for the…
I recently did a survey of folks who tried our 30-day Free G-Wizard Editor Trial, but that didn’t wind up buying. Obviously I’d like to know what the main factors were that prevented their purchase. I really expected to see a bunch of reponses that boiled down to, “Nice product but I don’t need a…
NYCCNC has a great video out showing off the Conversational CNC capabilities of the Tormach Lathe and it’s Path Pilot controller:
Take a few minutes and let John from NYCCNC show you how easy it is to make a part with Conversational CNC. He’s able to go through a series of steps including Turning, Facing,…
Work Offsets are an incredibly useful feature in G-Code. They let you run the same g-code at different places on your machine. So for example, you have g-code for a part but you want to lay 6 parts out on a 3 x 2 grid. Assign a work offset to the part zero of each…