in response to the needs our community has expressed over the years, we’re sharing a new tool which allows you to convert .gcode to .zcode and .zcodex2 files. It is available in the Download section at Zortrax Support Center: Downloads - Zortrax. The tool requires installing Java on your computer.
Navigating through the converter is easy and exporting a .zcode or .zcodex file takes place in a few steps. The detailed operating instructions are available in the README text file you can access after the installation.
Feel free to share your feedback.
This seems to be a great news!
Anyway, I have just tried to convert a gcode file (originally made with Cura v5.2.1 for the Elegoo Neptune 2S) for my M200 Plus, but when I try to open it with Zsuite it gives me the error “Error while opening file”…
It s a good new but it s made at half…
Zortrax give a download link with 3 lines of explanation and nothing else. Very sad .
Zortrax should take the example of prusa.
Complete tutorial with all parameters you have to input in cura , profile and bed …
Here we have a simple java converter from the end of the war and you have to be lucky if you want that works .
Zortrax printer are fabulous but all around is so poor … A z suite beta from one year… Poor support…
I m sorry but zortrax is a professional printer and you have to give the tools with … The possibility to use all the slicer you want … And it’s not done … You have just a poor converter.
I think I will replace all my zortrax … I m very disappointed
please note that while working on the tool, we did not intend to allow opening converted files in Z-SUITE. They should be used directly on the printer. However, thank you for your feedback.
Thank you for the Gcode Converter, Zortrax Team.
I was able to successfully use Prusa Slicer on our M200 to print a 3d bench boat on one of our M200 printers. I used the stock MK3S+ profile, just changing the build volume.
The features I most like about Prusa Slicer and Cura is the ability to use Gyroid infill and control the number of perimeters.
Please let the team know that a list of supported gcodes would be very useful.
For instance, does M201 acceleration control work?
M600 pause for filament change?
the zortrax material profile for some other slicers will be nice too
thanks for sharing this awesome tool. This is great news!
I’ve done some tests, and basically, all worked fine for me.
After playing with the GCODE, I’ve discovered that some typical commands work as expected, for example, the M106 command to set the fan speed.
However, the community would appreciate a list of the supported GCODE commands.
It would also be great to have the possibility to specify the material type since the actual version of the tool sets a default value to Z-ABS, and therefore the printer warns for the wrong material when the print starts.
So, we all hope for further information about this tool…
Thank you very much.
What would be great is to have a zortrax z-suite equivalent profile for cura or prusa slicer, or at least know the acceleration and speed settings that should be provided as a base. Yet this still seems like a band-aid solution for an inferior software/firmware. Why not open the firmware to accept gcode files as well as zcode files natively. This will allow for seemless slicing from both sides open and closed source. the hardware can definitely support this. if only the developers would…
It would be nice if You provide at least list of basic gcode functions that are supported like how to set up fan speed in g code to be converted etc.