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by m0n5t3r
Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

I know, I guess this got lost in the rest of the text :P [snip] following the discussion on github there is now a command in A2+ devel that allows doing something similar to Arch external references (importing a single body from a FreeCAD file), so something good did come out of this eventually :)
by m0n5t3r
Mon May 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

It was a bit of a naming confusion, really... In A2+ objects are called parts, I wanted to import several bodies as separate parts, thought if I place bodies in part design parts and only make the ones I want visible it would work automagically (I was also glad I found a use for the part design Part...
by m0n5t3r
Sat May 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

Did you inspect the GCode? Is it correct? If yes, the issue obviously is outside of FreeCAD (tool diameter, ...) I didn't say it was freecad, the gcode looks correct and all holes are pretty much bang on; I suspect a mechanical problem (loose belts or something like that), I'll figure it out when I...
by m0n5t3r
Sat May 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

aand, airborne
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managed to get it assembled in a2plus too, with minimal clutter using arch external references (suggested at https://github.com/kbwbe/A2plus/issues/ ... -489298386)

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by m0n5t3r
Fri May 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

some people even cut aluminium with it: https://www.vicious1.com/forum/topic/more-aluminium-testing/ (and I think I saw mentions about steel too) The material in the photo is poplar plywood, so it goes through it like butter (hence the 15mm/s - I think I could go to 20mm/s easily); plastic will defi...
by m0n5t3r
Thu May 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Re: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

I placed the bodies in parts hoping that a2plus would import them as separate objects, but nope... anyway, since I managed to get the file organized and looking neat enough I thought I'd share :)
by m0n5t3r
Thu May 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

Probably the most complex thing I've cut so far

Certainly maxed out the size my MPCNC can cut, I keep postponing that rebuild to make it larger... sheet fixed with the classic masking tape + super glue combo, then the CNC drilled a bunch of strategically placed holes so I could screw it down, paused, moved out of the way, paused again, then proce...
by m0n5t3r
Wed May 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improve Facing Op (and others?)
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Improve Facing Op (and others?)

I'm not even sure how "extend X/Y/etc" is less of a "dirty hack" than the rest of the solutions ;)
by m0n5t3r
Wed May 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Improve Facing Op (and others?)
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Improve Facing Op (and others?)

the "does not cover the whole thing" issue is easily solved by making the stock a bit larger and using that for the boundary; I have more of an issue with the fact that it does a lift + plunge for every trace with that pattern :) (also, spiral seems to stop after 2 turns for some reason, so the only...
by m0n5t3r
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [question] - FreeCAD and Xcarve machine
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: [question] - FreeCAD and Xcarve machine

I don't have an Xcarve, but I do have a machine driven by GRBL; I use cnc.js on an orange pi zero to control the thing and send gcode, the freecad GRBL postprocessor works fine with it as for generating the gcode, since you watched sliptonic's videos already, just click random things until it works ...

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