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by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

OK--just tried out Path Output and cut some Delrin. I separated out Facing and Cutting to use a 3/8" bit for facing, a 3/16" for pocketing, helixing, drilling... The result isn't bad--I didn't run break anything in hardware at least.... Couple notes: 1. Facing operation would miss the first pass if ...
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

Thanks Brad--will do.

Herbk, thanks for your reply. I'm still confused--I get the same as what I posted when I open in GWizard's simulator--am I being dumb?

Regards,
Josh
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

I wouldn't take that bet as I'd lose it... Yes, thanks...

On that file I posted, on the Pocket operation, if I ask for Spiral and drop from 67% down to 33%, Freecad hangs every time...

Thanks,
-Josh
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

Another thing I noticed is that the Feeds setup in the Tool associated with the Job get saved with a x10 factor. For example, I wanted 750.00 mm/Minute, and entered that, but the value saved is 7500.00 mm/minute... Also, note that the values are being entered for the tools Feedrates, when the tool i...
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

So, I designed a 3D shape that I intend to machine using a 3/16" square-end-mill. I used Path to generate a FaceMill operation, and exported G-Code. The export-GCode dialog does still ask for the post-processor (already setup in the Job), and at the moment, the output is not turning the spindle on--...
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate how active the forum is! I'm going to have to play more with FC generally, and the info posted by GeneFC on origin, etc... is really helpful. Brad, we have a couple of desktop Taig CNC machines, each controlled by Mach3. I'm sure they could work ...
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

Hey Brad, Thanks for your reply. Per your suggestion, I've updated to the most recent 0.17 revision. I'm new to this, so unclear how to stay "current" on the 0.17 "Beta"... Your post on heights is very helpful, and appreciated. Yes, I believe I've misunderstood intended workflow, so am glad I asked....
by JoshM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: Tool Selection?

Hi Mlampert, Thanks for your response, and sorry for my 1st post not matching its title... I had started to inquire about the Tool library, and then sort of figured that out... I'm not sure what the issue was yesterday, but I was playing with exporting G-Code and then running it in the G-Wizard-Edit...
by JoshM
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Tool Selection?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Tool Selection?

I'm attempting to migrate to use FreeCad-Path to generate G-Code to control a Taig desktop CNC. I'm aware that Path is under heavy development, and am using 0.17. One thing that confuses me at the moment is what determines when the output G-Code contains the M-Codes to Start the Spindle? In some cas...

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