Gcode is specifically designed for converting AutoCAD drawings into G-Code programs for use with any 2-D or 3-D machine such as Wire EDMs, Laser Etchers, Flame cutting, Milling , Lathes etc. Also Gcode can be used for creating individual complicated tool paths for 2-D and 3-D machines. Gcode is a low cost opportunity for small independent machine shops to convert their drawings into useful programs for their CNC and DNC equipment without the hassle of figuring out the geometry manually. Version 2000 adds 3d contouring and files up to 1 million lines. Bi-directional Rs232 Serial communication is provided to hard wire the PC to the machine tool.
Simply draw the outline of the part on a dedicated layer. Then DXF out the file. Close Autocad and then load the DXF file into Gcode 2000 which will process plot it and generate the gcode file.