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by falviani
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: LinuxCNC question
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: LinuxCNC question

Thanks for the info! Based on this, I think I'll stick with (most likely) a GRBL-based system. Since this is a hobby and - like everybody else - money is limited, the cost of a LinuxCNC based system seems to be a lot more than I'm interested in investing.
by falviani
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: LinuxCNC question
Replies: 7
Views: 334

LinuxCNC question

Hi, I have a quick question - it appears that LinuxCNC requires a linux installation with the the real-time options to operate. Is this correct? How much horsepower would be required of the machine? I saw on the website that USB is not considered acceptable as communications. Am I correct in conclud...
by falviani
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathShape question
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: PathShape question

File v3 is more intricate - so much that I can't even delete the job to try and recreate it.
File v4 is very simple - and the engrave operation is empty. Edges were selected then the engrave operation selected.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
by falviani
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathShape question
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: PathShape question

I want to be able to engrave arbitrary shapes - such as borders - along with text. The gcode in the pathshape is not really usable (by including it within the engrave skeleton code) without massive editing. For example it simply generates the code for a single pass at height 0. I normally use multip...
by falviani
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathShape question
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: PathShape question

Is there a way to directly incorporate it into the engrave operation?
by falviani
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathShape question
Replies: 8
Views: 272

PathShape question

Hello all, My setup: OS: Windows 10 (10.0) Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.19.17877 (Git) Build type: Release Branch: master Hash: 1e19ef5be4735f4200eaf99ce9e487d2be6f4151 Python version: 3.6.8 Qt version: 5.12.1 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 7.3.0 Locale: English...
by falviani
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Simple engraving question
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Simple engraving question

Hello again, I tried another file to get the process of setting up an engraving job using imported images down, and I'm clearly missing a step. This combines an imported image and a couple of stringshapes that have been converted to sketches, and then the sketches were combined. I then used the 'fro...
by falviani
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Simple engraving question
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Simple engraving question

Yes, I was. And I found a way to do it using the fromshape operation properly (use the linked sketch when setting up the job). I just tried a first version of this on my tiny router and it worked (file is attached). I think I just need to do several more projects to get the workflow solid. I thank y...
by falviani
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Simple engraving question
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Simple engraving question

Sorry about that :( The delay in responding is solely due to life happening here... I created another file in an attempt to just engrave a traced image. Attached is the file and the error log that resulted from trying to execute the engrave operation. I am sadly coming to the conclusion that FreeCAD...
by falviani
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Simple engraving question
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Simple engraving question

Thanks for the offer! My latest file is attached.

-Frank Alviani

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