4.1 How It Works: Canvas
The canvas in the Luban equals the lateral area of your material. After you input the diameter and length of your material, Luban will adjust the size of the canvas. You should put your object within the canvas. The highlighted area is where the material is clamped by the 3-jaw Chuck.
On the top-right corner of the canvas, you can check the 3D view of the object. To close this view, click STL 3D View > Disable STL 3D View on the main toolbar.
4.2 How to Generate the G-code File
The following steps instruct you to generate the G-code file with Luban 4.0.0.
① Launch the Snapmaker Luban. On the Home window, hover the selection arrow over the CNC G-code Generator on the Get Started pane and click 4-axis.
② On the Job Setup pop-up window, input the length and diameter of your material and click Confirm.
③ On the left toolbar, click to import an object from your local computer.
④ Click to select the object on the canvas, edit the object based on your need, and then click Next.
If you want to attach the Tailstock, leave a gap between the object and the bottom line of the canvas to avoid collision between the Tailstock Center and the CNC bit.
⑤ Click to select the object on the canvas, and then click Create Toolpath on the Process panel. On the Toolpath Settings pop-up window, select the CNC bit you use from the drop-down list of Tool, use the default parameters for the other configurations, and then click Save.
⑥ Click Generate G-code and Preview.
⑦ Select Toolpath and Simulation in Preview Type to check the toolpath and finished effect of the carving job.
⑧ Click Export > Export G-code to File to save the G-code file to your USB flash drive.
If your machine is turned on, you can also send the G-code file to your machine via Wi-Fi. After you finish step ⑥, click Export > Load G-code to Workspace > Connect Luban to your machine via Wi-Fi > Send to Device via Wi-Fi > Receive the G-code file on the Touchscreen.
For introductions on parameters, see Snapmaker Luban 4.0 User Manual.
For introductions on CNC bits, see Snapmaker 2.0 CNC Carving V1.1.0.