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by troyp76
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows

The outline of the logo could be easily engraved, and a milling face path could be used to fill in the logo; but in case a real picture is used, I didn't find yet a way to do a kind of grayscale (adjusting laser power) engraving. Is this something possible ? I am not aware of any direct way to do t...
by troyp76
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Path Development Philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Path Development Philosophy

In a recent online meetup we had some discussion about how Path development should proceed. It was suggested that I write this up so it could get broader visibility and discussion. I'm recreating this from memory so please correct me if I get something wrong or miss something. Thanks for this post....
by troyp76
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Bevel macro -- Now in Addon Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Bevel macro -- Now in Addon Manager

TheMarkster

Thanks for making this macro, for what it is worth I have used it on a couple of test parts and it seems to work well.

Just curious if you are planning to submit a PartDesign PR to make this a standard feature at some stage?
by troyp76
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes

openBrain wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:38 pm Sure, and maybe you'll be interested in testing regressions in the coming PR.
Are you buying the pizza and beers? :D

Let me know when the PR is ready and then we can chat about how to go about it.
by troyp76
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes

For the record the now deleted branch was definitely a "horrible dirty patch" intended to get the discussion going again. :lol:

At least it wasn't a complete waste of time as there is a link to the PR and other discussion thread now. ;)
by troyp76
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: [BUG] Cancel does not work with Datum Planes

Recently used Datum planes for a model and came across this issue. My understanding after reviewing the code is there are two commands being added to the undo list when a DatumPlane is created: - Create DatumPlane - Edit Attachment When the user presses the Cancel button (linked to the reject method...
by troyp76
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows

RatonLaveur wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:59 pm It very much looks like you should be talking to Russ. He works on 4th axis indexing at the moment, I'm sure there are synergies with your pipe simulator.
https://forum.freecadweb.org/memberlist ... le&u=20523
Yes, good idea.
by troyp76
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows

2D cutting Steps taken: - Pre-processed an existing DXF file in QCAD (deleted duplicate and zero length entries, exploded splines into lines and arcs and then simplified the polylines to reduce complexity) - Imported the DXF as Draft shape then to a Sketch - Edited the sketch to add tangent constrai...
by troyp76
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows

Pipe Cope cutting This model seems simpler than the previous one but actually required considerably more effort. - It is based on Part / PartDesign shapes that were Boolean cut together. - These shapes where then processed to produce a “Normal Cut” so the profiles would represent the cutting action ...
by troyp76
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: Using FreeCAD + PathWB for Laser cutting workflows

To start things off here is a video showing Path Simulator enhanced with Axis Mapping support. Still early stages and experimental but quite functional and rewarding to see working. :D This model is created using: - InkScape to convert a BMP to SVG - Draft WB to convert to a Sketch - Curves WB Sketc...