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by sliptonic
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628

herbk wrote:God morning sliptonic,
that sounds great, as soon as it is in the repo i will try :) :)


The code is in the github repo and showing up in the dailies. Might not be available for OpenSuse yet. The functionality still needs work but will give you an idea where we think this is going.
by sliptonic
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628

herbk, you really need to check out the new support for Arch Panels. This is the way that we can support what I think you're hoping to achieve. With a panel sheet, you can establish the layout of multiple flat parts in a 'sheet' that corresponds to your flat stock. Then the Path Job will use the she...
by sliptonic
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628

We could have a generic GCode element - which I would like to have anyway. I think we used to have it but with increased maturity of Path Workbench it seems to got lost because it wasn't needed anymore. Such an element would offer the user a possibility to enter arbitrary GCode either directly (mak...
by sliptonic
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628

I have been testing the improvements, and they appear to work correctly. They definitely clean up a couple of quirks in the tool handling. I have discovered one "improvement" that creates a bit of difficulty for me. In particular, the post processor operation appears to always process the...
by sliptonic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathGui: ViewProviderPath visual enhancement #625
Replies: 16
Views: 277

Re: PathGui: ViewProviderPath visual enhancement #625

I really like the improvements to the viewprovider but I'm curious why you switched the path color from green to blue?

This isn't a big deal but all the Path icons use green to show generated paths. The change may cause confusion.

Power users, please weigh in.
by sliptonic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628

I suggest you start a new thread for experiments with shape nesting. That way you can document what you find and others can jump in and help too. It'll get lost in this thread, I'm afraid.
by sliptonic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!
Replies: 66
Views: 2289

Re: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!

I rebuilt with the latest and it correctly builds each step-down part of the path. However, the vertical moves are rapids (G0). After the cutter completes all cuts at a given Z-height, it should feed at the vertical feed rate to the next Z height and then continue. A rapid to the next level could c...
by sliptonic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!
Replies: 66
Views: 2289

Re: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!

Sure. It's actually a pretty common scenario if the part requires work on multiple sides. Take a part like this and imagine that you want to cut it out of a larger block of material before machining the bottom. There's no Z level that represents an actual part profile. Screenshot from 2017-03-23 23-...
by sliptonic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!
Replies: 66
Views: 2289

Re: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!

I rebuilt with the latest and it correctly builds each step-down part of the path. However, the vertical moves are rapids (G0). After the cutter completes all cuts at a given Z-height, it should feed at the vertical feed rate to the next Z height and then continue. A rapid to the next level could cr...
by sliptonic
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!
Replies: 66
Views: 2289

Re: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!

You code works without modification with my latest PathArea branch. Please sync it. You may have some problem pulling, because I rebase the branch with upstream master and force update it. If you have any error, just checkout a fresh copy. I have submit the PR already, it should be in the master so...

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