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by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot find OCL on recent version
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Cannot find OCL on recent version

I have a few packages from the freecad-community PPA, and it looks like the python-opencamlib I have installed only has files for python 2.7; apt's history log says I updated it on February 8, not sure if it worked before nevermind, that's when I upgraded to ubuntu 18.04, that package hasn't been re...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Spiral pattern - for what?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Spiral pattern - for what?

Heh, so while checking various shapes I learned something new: found the "keep tool down" option for pocket / 3d pocket, and figured that it only works up to a certain step over percent (70 or 75%, depending on the shape), then it starts retracting; it's not a spiral, but it seems better than zigzag...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Spiral pattern - for what?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Spiral pattern - for what?

in theory it should do a spiral path like https://www.forum.linuxcnc.org/media/ku ... pirals.jpg; in practice, it's been like this since I can remember :-/
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Drill an array of holes with an endmill
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Drill an array of holes with an endmill

By default FC interpolates arcs with G1 segments in adaptive. I have added the option to use real arcs, but it's "hidden" in tree settings, since no one added it to the GUI. https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=30127&p=303155#p303155 mfg good to know, but in this case (array of holes) ...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to mill a little step inside a pocket?
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: How to mill a little step inside a pocket?

edit: nevermind, installed 0.18 and it seems extensions is a new thing in 0.19 on the other hand, the freecad-daily PPA works for 16.04 now, so you should be able to use 0.19 for this check the extensions section in the pocket settings - you can stretch it in the direction you want (using the model ...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Reordering operations destroys the job
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Reordering operations destroys the job

works for me with the current freecad-daily (both drag and drop in operations and the workplan tab in job settings - I never use drag and drop for this, btw); drag and drop in the workplan tab loses the texts, but reorders the operations just fine, arrows work as the gods intended. I think in your c...
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Drill an array of holes with an endmill
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Drill an array of holes with an endmill

um, what's wrong with helix? I have a GRBL-based machine and use helixes all the time - it uses arcs, which are supported by grbl, and it results in a reasonable number of commands; this is a 8mm diameter, 14mm deep hole from a file I made in 2017, so most likely freecad 0.18 at the time: (helix_cut...
by m0n5t3r
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 The Power of Parametrics: A High Head Low Flow Centrifugal Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: V0.19 The Power of Parametrics: A High Head Low Flow Centrifugal Pump

Very cool, thanks for sharing! I tend to use a similar approach, but didn't come across the parameter table until now, it looks like a huge usability boost (better than opening the master sketch to change constraint values or selecting a spreadsheet and losing sight of the model).
by m0n5t3r
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [SOLVED] Help with linuxcnc_post?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Help with linuxcnc_post?

you choose the post-processor in job settings, like this: https://matrix.m0n5t3r.info/_matrix/med ... qCNidICnWW
by m0n5t3r
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [SOLVED] Help with linuxcnc_post?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Help with linuxcnc_post?

I am trying to export the CutMaterial object from the attached document to a gcode file using the linuxcnc_post processor. um, you don't export the cutmaterial object, you select the job and click the post process buttonn; honestly I don't think the cut material object should be even added to the d...

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