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Robots in Architecture, Art, and Design => General Discussion => Topic started by: Thargonite on March 12, 2019, 06:35:15 PM

Title: Gcode to Grasshopper Kuka
Post by: Thargonite on March 12, 2019, 06:35:15 PM
Hi all,

I am still a beginner in Grasshopper, but I was wondering if it is possible to implement a Gcode file in Grasshopper to directly transform it into a KUKA Robot Language code.

Thank you
Title: Re: Gcode to Grasshopper Kuka
Post by: Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on March 13, 2019, 08:48:26 AM
Hello,

G-Code is a super wide term but KUKA|prc in the member version contains functionality to e.g. load G-Code from 3D printing software or from the CAM module of Fusion 360.
A fully automatic conversion is usually tricky because most G-code is for 3 or 5 axis machines and doesn't contain all the geometric data need for a robot. So we usually add an extra orientation point that defines how the frame of the robot is rotated around the normal of 5-axis G-code, or the Z-axis in the case of 3-axis G-code.

Best,
Johannes
Title: Re: Gcode to Grasshopper Kuka
Post by: Thargonite on March 13, 2019, 09:41:00 PM
oh ok.. I understand...
Is there any chance of any  tutorial?
Of How to realize it or the logical process to do it?
To be honest, i'm a little lost...
thank you for your patience
Title: Re: Gcode to Grasshopper Kuka
Post by: Johannes @ Robots in Architecture on March 14, 2019, 08:45:17 AM
Hello,

It really is just a component where you select your G-Code and it outputs KUKA|prc commands.
But you need a full license to use it. Send me an eMail and I can provide you with a temporary license!

Best,
Johannes