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by roivai
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: drilling arcs
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: drilling arcs

I was thinking about this when I worked with PathDrilling some time ago. I don't know why I did not implement it. Probably laziness :D

I will look into this.
by roivai
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Feature request: Multiple horizontal passes on Profile/Contour?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Feature request: Multiple horizontal passes on Profile/Contour?

Hi, I don't know if I'm the only one, but being able to create profiles/contours with multiple passes on horizontal direction would be very beneficial. At least when milling crappy aluminium with crappy tools, it is the only way to get deep parts cut out. This is because running tool-width slots wit...
by roivai
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Cooling options
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Cooling options

Slightly related: I once quickly implemented cooling so that I modified the post processor (linuxcnc in this case) to append M7 when any non-rapid move command is found if coolant is not on and M9 when a rapid move (G0) is found if coolant is on. With non-circulating coolant like mist it saves some ...
by roivai
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Conversion to Path.Area
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Conversion to Path.Area

Try setting the 'side' property from left to right. But don't use the task panel, set it in the properties grid. I think It's just a bug in the panel, at least it works in my current branch. I'll include the panel fix in the stuff I'm working on now. Strange.. I had no luck even with using the loop...
by roivai
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Conversion to Path.Area
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Conversion to Path.Area

I tried using Profile from Edges with these slots in the picture. For the left one I was able to generate the path by few trials, it seemed to be very picky about the order of Edges or something.. But for the second slot, I haven't found a way to create the path.. The log is shown in the bottom. The...
by roivai
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Conversion to Path.Area
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Conversion to Path.Area

I used PathContour with master from this morning and noticed that the contour path did not include a return to safe/clearance height after completing the finish depth. After running through linuxcnc post processor, the end of the code looks like this: ... G3 X12.7268 Y12.7268 Z1.0000 I-1.3908 J17.94...
by roivai
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: RampEntry Dressup
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: RampEntry Dressup

Wow, you are right. I just built a recent master and I get that error on startup.. But not with my branch where I did the development even though it was rebased to master very recently.. Edit: OK, so the CMakeList was not updated with the new file. I will create PR asap. Sorry, I've never dealt with...
by roivai
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: RampEntry Dressup
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: RampEntry Dressup

Sorry for not doing much for this lately. Now I modified the Method3 so that it always respects the given angle, so only Method2 will not do that. I think that method should be removed eventually, I don't think it is very useful. sliptonic encouraged me to create PR out of this, so I did that. https...
by roivai
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathCopy, PathArray, PathCompound broken
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: PathCopy, PathArray, PathCompound broken

looks verry good, only one suggestion to the 2D Array: Is it possible to reduce the "no work pathes"? In your example the tool goes back to the left side after compleating one line (works each line from left to right). If the secound line works from right to left, you will save the time for going b...
by roivai
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: PathCopy, PathArray, PathCompound broken
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: PathCopy, PathArray, PathCompound broken

Two nights and three beers later I have something done. Linear 2D pattern was rather simple. It now has CopiesX and CopiesY and the distance between copies is determined by the Offset parameter. 2017-06-03-225620_3840x1200_scrot.png Polar pattern is also implemented. It was trickier as the Command.t...

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