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by RatonLaveur
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How is Clearance Height Calculated & How Does One Change It?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: How is Clearance Height Calculated & How Does One Change It?

Yep, Safe height is supposed to be the height for which any lateral movement in the machine will clear both part, features and fixtures. Clearance height is a reduced retraction used to clear features on a single work-piece or work-piece area (typically, move from one pocket to another). An overly c...
by RatonLaveur
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Draw on opposite side of plane
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Draw on opposite side of plane

This goes back to the orientation control discussion back in PartDesign. https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=33360&p=331436#p331436 The issue of knowing where to place the sketch during creation is the same as the issue how to orient the plane during creation. The discussion group was ...
by RatonLaveur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

That is awesome! I just played with it and cut random areas of a complex profile with the laser.

Look it even brought Sliptonic back from the land of the living!
by RatonLaveur
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: Feature Hole improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Feature Hole improvements

Hi, just to note that I just had an issue within distro 18.3 with hole threading dimensions. The M8 nominal coarse thread had a diameter of 6.78 instead of 6.8mm. This prevented a CAM software from detecting the thread. 6.8 is based on ISO as defined here https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/amp/metri...
by RatonLaveur
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Question about stock after rotating a part
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Question about stock after rotating a part

I know this is a little bit pirating this topic, and I've been here long enough that asking is shameful... But im still extremely confused as to which FreeCAD action that moves the part (Transform, manipulator align, path rotate....etc) actually moves it (and in relation to what) And which actually ...
by RatonLaveur
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

Yeeees. Honestly all of these suggestions are a laser user's fantasy. Granted not everyone here has a laser...
by RatonLaveur
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

I think you nailed it on the head with the two points. But i think both would need to coexist because i feel like the dressup approach would be complicated for complex profiles. What I love about this conversation is the potential implications for PathSurface, which is what i generally need on a dai...
by RatonLaveur
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

Hello Herbert,

Fully agree, but if adapative is the most able to perform partial operations then there's the choice to use adaptive. What i meant is perhaps it would be worth looking into the DNA of adaptive to see if its ability to run partials cannot be extended to profile and pocket.

Cheers,
by RatonLaveur
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

It's extremely interesting though. The request for partial based OPs is a recurring one, and at least one tool (adaptive) seems to be able to perform it, albeit with a bit of upstream work in stock creation and selection. Often the only other recourse for partial ops is Helper Pad or a derivative us...
by RatonLaveur
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1167

Re: Omitting one or more sides when contouring/profiling

Could this be automated? Seems like the perfect base for a tool to machine only selected areas...

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