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by m0n5t3r
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench
Replies: 82
Views: 14005

Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

When thinking about a workbench we should think about two different user groups: (1) The professional carpenter shop using mostly automated production, CNC and has to calculate based on a larger warehouse of supplies (1.5) The average Joe who has a CNC large enough to build furniture-sized objects ...
by m0n5t3r
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Making CNC Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: Making CNC Machine

looks nice and sturdy, but... how well do those rails and bearings take side loads? because both x and y axes seem to be designed to load rails sideways (heavy gantry pushing down on the table rails, cutting forces translating to side loads on the gantry rails and some racking loads on the table rai...
by m0n5t3r
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: FEM
Topic: Topology optimization
Replies: 78
Views: 19865

Re: Topology optimization

the current method is even worse ;)

that's why I said it's better to use a text config file (ini, yaml)
by m0n5t3r
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: FEM
Topic: Topology optimization
Replies: 78
Views: 19865

Re: Topology optimization

What I want to do (hopefully within two weeks) is to make a simple GUI which would write beso_conf.py with parameters for very basic task so that user would not need to touch the code. By now, for more advanced use (or more experimental since whole implementation is quite experimental) I would leav...
by m0n5t3r
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: FEM
Topic: Topology optimization
Replies: 78
Views: 19865

Re: Topology optimization

Getting it to run without hardcoding the git checkout path is easy: put this in the macro directory, and put the python files in Macro/beso: https://gist.github.com/m0n5t3r/07aa246b472348f0de6c5474b395cab2 To make it usable it would need some sort of parameter GUI replacing beso_conf.py, and some co...
by m0n5t3r
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench
Replies: 82
Views: 14005

Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Furniture is a huge domain, indeed, but there are common elements (joinery, for instance... at least creating the basic joints should be automatable so you don't have to draw tabs on each panel of a box jointed box, or mortises and tenons for each board, etc.) I think it's best to start with the bas...
by m0n5t3r
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Two bugs when using Profile Faces.
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Two bugs when using Profile Faces.

Maybe the simplest way is to sort the paths by their size (can use the area). A path with small area cannot contain a path with a larger area. If the paths cannot touch then sorting by XMax-XMin or YMax-YMin may be more efficient. Then process them in order - smaller to larger. When ordering the pa...
by m0n5t3r
Sat May 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Adaptive path: tool breakage at end of pass
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Adaptive path: tool breakage at end of pass

I could see this happening with climb milling and a bit of flex in the system (the end of an adaptive pass will usually be a sharp ridge that will put extra strain on the cutter, possibly enough for a thin one to break); if you do climb, try conventional milling or bumping up the spindle speed if po...
by m0n5t3r
Sat May 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Pocket with island - finish pass strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Pocket with island - finish pass strategy

will this work? I added 2 face profile operations, both with a final depth of 15mm (since that seems to be the pocket's depth): one for the rectangular wall's top face, with "process holes" checked and "process perimeter" unchecked, and one for the island set to process the perimeter Seems to do wha...
by m0n5t3r
Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Selection of faces very slow in Path Workbench
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Selection of faces very slow in Path Workbench

Confirming that face selection is weirdly slow in this particular file, even after setting refine=true on the source objects (so the face count gets reduced drastically) in the latest 0.18 It also brings up an interesting problem: if you choose the top face for "profile faces" and select "process ho...

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