GCODE viewer -> Path View?


#1

Seems to me the Terminal Tab is more of a GCODE viewer, GCODE is the text, Why not call that tab the "GCODE Plotter" or parhaps "Path Plotter"?


#2

The terminal tab is for entering or viewing direct serial communication. Hence why it's called terminal.
Sure you can enter in gcode commands, but this is a 'direct access' to your printers serial line.

Afaik there Is no direct gcode viewer or editor.


#3

I'm suggesting that the "GCODE Viewer" tab be renamed GCODE PLOTTER or "PATH PLOTTER" (changed to “Path View”)

There is a plug-in for doing GCODE editing. I think is should be a standard plug-in IMHO.


#4

gcode viewer is just fine
you get a graphical view of the gcode

it isn't a plotter.
you can go freely through the gcode back and forward.


#5

Exactly, so call it "Graph" or "Path View".


#6

seems like bike shedding.


#7

It’s a misnomer, your not viewing GCode, your viewing the result of the GCode being executed, which is a path that the printer is being commanded to move thru. Maybe an even better term would be a Path Explorer. You can zoom up an down the various layers of the 3d Path.

While I'm at it, "Control" is a misnomer for that tab and should perhaps be called the "Camera" tab.