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by sliptonic
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 26
Views: 513

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: 258

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: 26
Views: 513

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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...
by sliptonic
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path.Area: Welcome, to the new era!
Replies: 66
Views: 2233

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

I've attached a file with my chess pawn part. I select the pawn and run this macro. It gets the 2D projection and then builds the step-downs for a 2.5D contour. While the shapes are all at the correct heights, the path calculated from the list of shapes has all moves at z=0. Do I need to add the ver...
by sliptonic
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 26
Views: 513

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

gdo35 wrote:@sliptonic, thx. It is already in the PPA so it does not solve my drilling problem :(. I will post my FreeCAD file in few hours.


Sorry. Missed one case. New PR #645
by sliptonic
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improvements to Tool Handling (and other fixes) #628
Replies: 26
Views: 513

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

Has any one played with this in the past or see a use for this type of functionality? What I had in mind is something like http://svgnest.com/ here is a port someone has done to python on git hub https://github.com/Jack000/SVGnest/commit/d7182d6e2630359039e7b8ea3161f5de94718925 I've definitely been...

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