Finish the Lathe G code file

  1. Add the next feed move as before by clicking on the line and getting the End Point from the Property Editor and adding a G1 move.

  2. Click on the next arc and generate the G code with Arc Generator along with the next feed move.

  3. The next arc shows us that Qcad describes the arc in a Clock Wise direction. This is not what we want to do at this point so you have to reverse the start and end angles when you enter them into the Arc Generator to get the correct G code.

  4. Note that a lathe with front tooling your looking at the profile as if your laying on the floor and looking up. This is why the CW/CCW seems to be backwards from the drawing.

  5. Reload the G code in Axis to test the validity of your work.