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EMC2 "G-Code" Quick Reference
Code Parameters Description
Motion (X- Y- Z- A- B- C- apply to all motions)
G0 Rapid motion
G1 Coordinated motion ("Straight feed")
G2, G3 I- J- K- or R- Coordinated helical motion ("Arc feed")
G38.2 Straight Probe
G80 Cancel motion mode
G81 R- L- P- Drilling Cycle
G82…G89 R- L- P- Q- Other canned cycles
G33 K- Spindle-synchronized motion
G76 P- Z- I- J- R- K- Q- H- Multipass lathe threading cycle
Plane Selection (affects G2, G3, G81…G89, G40…G42)
G17 Select XY plane
G18 Select XZ plane
G19 Select YZ plane
Distance Mode
G90 Absolute distance mode
G91 Incremental distance mode
Feed Rate Mode
G93 Inverse time feed rate
G94 Units per minute feed rate
G20 Inches
G21 Millimeters
Cutter Radius Compensation
G41, G42 D- Start cutter radius compensation left or right
G40 Cancel cutter radius compensation
Tool Length Offset
G43 H- Use tool length offset
G49 Cancel tool length offset
Return Mode in Canned Cycles
G98 Retract to R- position
G99 Retract to prior position
Path Control Mode
G61 Exact Path mode
G61.1 Exact Stop mode
G64 P- Continuous mode with optional path tolerance
M0 Pause Program
M2 End Program
M1, M30, M60 Other stop codes
Spindle Control
M3, M4 S- Turn spindle clockwise or counterclockwise
M5 Stop spindle
M7 Turn mist on
M8 Turn flood on
M9 Turn all coolant off
Other Input Codes
F- Set Feed Rate
S- Set Spindle Speed
T- Select Tool
M50…M53 P0 (off) or P1 (on) Feed Override, Spindle Override, Adaptive Feed, Feed Hold
G54…G59, G59.1…G59.3 Select coordinate system
Flow-control Codes
O- sub/endsub, while/endwhile, if/else/endif, do/while, call, break/continue/return
Non-modal Codes
M6 T- Change tool
G4 P- Dwell (seconds)
G10 L2 P- X- Y- Z- A- B- C- Coordinate system origin setting
G28 Return to home
G30 Return to secondary home
G53 Motion in machine coordinate system
G92 X- Y- Z- A- B- C- Offset coordinate systems and set parameters
G92.1 Cancel offset coordinate systems and set parameters to zero
G92.2 Cancel offset coordinate systems but do not reset parameters
G92.3 Apply parameters to offset coordinate systems
M101…M199 P- Q- User-defined M-codes
(MSG,…) Display the message "" to the user