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by oly
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Printed Circuit Board - Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: Printed Circuit Board - Parts

I actually figured out you can use assembly to position, which is quite nice as you can drag into place and they auto sit on the board. Need to figure out how I add in the traces now, I am assuming that will be another sketch ? or perhaps this is where I need to export to kicad as mentioned by other...
by oly
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Printed Circuit Board - Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Printed Circuit Board - Parts

I have been trying to design a PCB using freecad, I have created a board and some holes and created a few extra models to act as parts. How do you go about adding parts to your pcb and positioning them ? I am using freecad 0.18 currently are there any good tutorials most I have found seem to be targ...
by oly
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Cheers is there any info on how to create these templates I have seen I can select them in the interface, but I have not found where I create them ?
by oly
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Thanks chrisb for the suggestions think I will stick to typing them manually as any of those options I need to remember todo that.

Be nice if you could configure your machine in preferences and then move the tool head in relation to that in the gui, maybe in the future :)
by oly
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Well issuing that gcode seems to have fixed things for me anyway I can make freecad do that so I don't have to manually ?
by oly
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Its twigged I believe its using absolute positions not relative perhaps and looking at the gcode that's the case this makes more sense. So I have moved the tool head and set its zero above the wood, so then freecad is moving up to 5mm above the wood because it does not know that the zero position is...
by oly
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Yes I changed it the tool is already above the stock and I don't really need the clearance. Basically the tool is above the stock the movement should be from its position to the first hole cut down then move upp and move to the next position. I could add back in the clearance if you think it would h...
by oly
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: How can I set the machines tool start position

Thanks for the explanation sliptronoic I was going to try that out but instead I am back more confused than ever. Not sure if This is a bug but in my generated gcode all Z moves seem to be upwards there are no negatives, files attached. So basically I have positioned my cutter on the stock ready to ...
by oly
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How can I set the machines tool start position
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

How can I set the machines tool start position

Currently when I create a job the tool is always in the centre, is there a way I can position it, I am aware of tool start position but this does not change the start position its more the cutting start. So currently the tool starts in the center then moves to one corner where it starts the cut the ...
by oly
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Remove conflicting constraints method
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Remove conflicting constraints method

Can anyone tell me what i can use to access this method, .getRedundant() I have a sketch body and part but could not see the method on any of these objects.

I have over constrained a sketch in code and just want to remove the conflicting constraints as part of the script.

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