CNCCookbook: Software and Information for CNC
Is Manual Machining Faster than CNC for Simple Parts?
Not Any More!
With G-Wizard Editor's exclusive Conversational CNC,
you can use simple point and shoot Wizards to generate quick g-code.
No CAM, no complex g-code programming, perfect for quick projects.
Look, CAM is indispensible, but for some simple jobs it's overkill
CAM needs a drawing to start from. With CAM, there's no working from the back of the envelope.
CAM needs a lot of detail to support all the fancy things it can do. But if you're not doing anything fancy, why provide all the detail?
CAM is expensive and not everyone has a seat. How can knowledgeable machinists be productive without CAM?
CAM has a steep learning curve. How do manual machinists leverage their considerable knowledge to be productive right away?
CADCAM is powerful but slow. You can't do complex jobs without it. But why be slow on simple jobs?
Conversational CNC can help with all these problems
Choose the Conversational Wizard for your task:
There are simple Wizards for most common tasks by machine. Mills and Routers get the Wizards shown above. Lathes get their own Wizards:
A popup appears giving you a simple set of inputs to fill in:
It's easy to fill in the blanks, but they give you easy access to power. Each Wizard has been designed with an eye towards what real world machining situations need. Here are just a few of the power features available:
- Facing Wizard will radius into the cut, which reduces the wear on your tooling and improves surface finish.
- Variety of patterns for holes are available including grids, vectors, circles, arcs, and even the ability to load a list of hole coordinates from another source.
- Our custom Deep Hole Cycles can save time and go deeper than canned machine drilling cycles.
- Lots of little ease-of-use touches like the ability to "Break all edges" with a single click while turning multiple OD diameters.
Everyone should have a little Conversational CNC power in their Toolbox. It doesn't replace CAM, but it sure is handy for a lot of jobs.
The best thing is it comes with a radically easier way to deal with all GCode because it is a free built-in module of our power G-Wizard Editor and GCode Simulator. No need to buy an expensive stand-alone Conversational package or machine option. The way you get our Conversational CNC is just to get a copy of G-Wizard Editor, and that's easy.