CNC No Pause

Recent toolpath processors from Vectric have included a G04 pause command in the output files which creates a 5 second pause before the router/spindle begins. This is meant to provide time for a spindle to spin up to speed, but for those without spindles it is an unnecessary pause. And if you combine multiple toolpaths into a single file, you may encounter multiple pauses. It's certainly not a horrible issue, but it does get a bit annoying when you encounter these throughout your day.

This is a simple file processor to comment out all G04 commands in the CNC toolpath files. Provide your name, email and upload the file. The file will be processed and sent back to your email address with all lines beginning with "G04" commented out. It can easily be returned to the original version by editing the file with a general purpose text editor and looking for the "G04" string and removing the surrounding parentheses.

No warranty, express or implied. Use at your own risk. Void where prohibited.

Before

( File created: Thursday December 03 2020 - 10:00 PM)
( for Next Wave Automation from Vectric )
( Material Size)
( X= 9.000, Y= 9.000, Z= 0.750)
G20
F80.0
G04 P5
F80.0
G00 X-5.5000 Y-3.3750 Z1.7500

After

( File created: Thursday December 03 2020 - 10:00 PM)
( for Next Wave Automation from Vectric )
( File modified: Saturday December 05 2020 - 08:27 AM)
( by Wind Ridge Wood Crafts, LLC )
( Material Size)
( X= 9.000, Y= 9.000, Z= 0.750)
G20
F80.0
(G04 P5)
F80.0
G00 X-5.5000 Y-3.3750 Z1.7500

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