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by micksulley
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to create a pocket cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: How to create a pocket cut?

Inspect G-Code does not work for me. This is what I get

Any idea what could cause that?
by micksulley
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to create a pocket cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: How to create a pocket cut?

Thanks to you all for your replies, Profile Op currently looks favourite.

Dubstar, I just downloaded and tried your Adaptive tool file, ran the simulation but it fairly quickly used all 16GB of memory and then all 18GB of swap and locked up my machine. Is it expected to be that memory hungry?
Mick
by micksulley
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to create a pocket cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 605

How to create a pocket cut?

OS: Linux Mint 19 Tara Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.18.14448 (Git) AppImage Build type: None Branch: master Hash: 561be08211c21bcae5b8e3c6f2dbc7b09306da21 Python version: 2.7.6 Qt version: 4.8.6 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 7.3.0 Locale: English/UnitedKingdom ...
by micksulley
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using TOOL-Change
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Using TOOL-Change

That sounds like a really good addition!

Just looked at PR-1621 and it says it is merged, however I just downloaded the latest AppImage, revision 14448, and can't see anything in there for tool change. Has it not made it through to AppImage yet?
by micksulley
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using TOOL-Change
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Using TOOL-Change

Further update. I have done some more testing and bCNC ToolChange rocks!! I believe that FreeCAD should be changed to accommodate this by either - for grbl have an option to generate M6 or not in the preferences screen or - have an additional grbl_toolchange post processor Not sure which would be be...
by micksulley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using TOOL-Change
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Using TOOL-Change

Thank you both, I have it working now, it was a fairly simple change. Had to put the new file in .FreeCAD/Macro

Mick
by micksulley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using TOOL-Change
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Using TOOL-Change

Where do I find the existing post processors? I have searched my system and cannot find any files that look like the right ones.
by micksulley
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Using TOOL-Change
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Using TOOL-Change

I am just testing Tool Change with bCNC. Using grbl as the post processor and I would like FreeCAD to generate g-code which includes the M6 tool change command, currently it is commented out. Can I modify the config for the grbl post processor or create a new one? If so where do I find it? If I do t...
by micksulley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Performance question
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Performance question

OS: Linux Mint 19 Tara Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.18.13959 (Git) AppImage Build type: None Branch: master Hash: 2f18182b6dff87f8857787c854e39ca4d441f993 Python version: 2.7.6 Qt version: 4.8.6 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 7.2.0 Locale: English/UnitedKingdom ...
by micksulley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Strange behaviour with array of counterbored holes
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Strange behaviour with array of counterbored holes

I just downloaded your file and I see the same problem, change the hole counterbore from 18.2 to 18.2 dia and when it recomputes it has moved the counterbores up 2 spaces, see attached. How did you reattach to the XY plane? I can see in your file that the axis is visible but can't see how you did it...

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