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by m0n5t3r
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to engrave along a sketch
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: How to engrave along a sketch

the simulator doesn't take the cutter shape into account (yet?), so it will act like it's using a tool with the shank diameter of your defined engraver (in my case, 3.175mm) Screenshot from 2020-06-18 22-12-32.png in camotics, after adding a tool with the right settings it looks fine: Screenshot fro...
by m0n5t3r
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Is it possible to nest parts / bodies for milling?
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Is it possible to nest parts / bodies for milling?

you don't even need to create the box explicitly, it's expanded automatically: you can select multiple solids when creating a job, and then also make it duplicate some of them (the column that says "1" is editable), and then play tetris in the setup tab :) edit: added some screenshots Screenshot fro...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Bizarre Generated Code from Millface Operation?
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Bizarre Generated Code from Millface Operation?

Sorry, I got thrown off by the initial post saying it's 1050 MB (not kB) and didn't look closer The issue seems to be with whatever is generating the zigzag: zigzag goes back and forth forever (edit: like it's missing a stop condition or something; I thought maybe it was a rounding error on finish d...
by m0n5t3r
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Bizarre Generated Code from Millface Operation?
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Bizarre Generated Code from Surfacing Operation?

using the current 0.19 (freecad-daily PPA), it's nowhere near 1 GB:

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-rw-rw-r-- 1 iacobs iacobs 1.1M Apr  9 20:44 SurfacingTest.nc
can you post a screenshot / how it looks in the simulator?
by m0n5t3r
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: What is the smarter way to mill this???
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: What is the smarter way to mill this???

Giulio Buccini wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Many holes in one shot
(Unfortunately this approach doesn't work to mill holes inside other holes.)
re-read my previous message: if you select the bottom face, you'll get the small through-holes (the depth will already be correct) :)
by m0n5t3r
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: What is the smarter way to mill this???
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: What is the smarter way to mill this???

Hi, I think you missed the point: at the moment the "grouping" offered by commands like "mill by edges" and "mill by faces" is not working as intended. Suppose you have to mill 10 pockets down to 5 mm of deep. Then the machine 1. will mill the first millimeter on the first pocket, 2. the first mill...
by m0n5t3r
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: What is the smarter way to mill this???
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: What is the smarter way to mill this???

Operations tend to have a final depth, you can't really mix a pocket with a through-hole because they have different final depths, unless you use something like 3d surface (which comes with its own set of tradeoffs). Even on a manual machine you'd spot, then drill the through-holes, then countersink...
by m0n5t3r
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: What is the smarter way to mill this???
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: What is the smarter way to mill this???

in my 0.19: helix -> base geometry -> select the 4.1mm holes and remove them -> ok helix -> base geometry -> select the 2.2mm and the 4mm hole and remove them -> ok contour you can click on the first item in the list, shift-click on the last you want to delete and click the "remove" button if you do...
by m0n5t3r
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Coronavirus mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Coronavirus mask?

I think you'd be better served by milling a shape for thermoforming from a hard material (hard is relative: I'm pretty sure pine should be hard enough) than milling the mask itself; then you can use a lot more materials (say, 0.5mm PET sheet + soft weather stripping for gasket - the former is reason...
by m0n5t3r
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: (just because) Bike Powered Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: (just because) Bike Powered Lathe

apparently pedal powered metal lathes used to be a thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kURUTelZfmI

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