G-code Goes Binary with Proposed New Format

G-code is effective, easily edited, and nearly ubiquitous when it comes to anything CNC. The format has many strengths, but space efficiency isn’t one of them. In fact, when it comes to 3D printing in particular file sizes can get awfully large. Partly to address this, Prusa have proposed a new .bgcode binary G-code format. You can read the specification of the new (and optional) format here.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2023/11/28/g-code-goes-binary-with-proposed-new-format/