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by mtsinc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Per-project metrics

I'd say that there's a lot of sense in enforcing the unit system in a project. I seem to recall that a rather valuable space probe was allegedly lost because people weren't paying proper attention to the unit system being used. And, contrariwise, I don't know of any real-world cases where multiple p...
by mtsinc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Per-project metrics

I thought about that myself. However, it's really not being faithful to the intent of the document creator to go arbitrarily switching units. Especially on dimensioned drawings. I'm aware that the real units internally are always the same and all we really do is adjust the conversions done on displa...
by mtsinc
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: Per-project metrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Per-project metrics

Has any thought been put into assigning a measurement units property at the document level? The USA, as is well known is backwards, so I have at least 3 measurement systems to deal with. 1. CNC and 3D print projects I usually do in metric. 2. Woodworking plans I do in inches 3. Architectural plans I...
by mtsinc
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Build on Fedora 29

Thanks! It looks like the USE_EXTERNAL_PIVY might be what did the trick.

I did have to completely delete my current project and re-pull it, though. There is, alas, apparently no "clean" option for what CMake does.

Would have been nice to use the out-of-source build option, though.
by mtsinc
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Build on Fedora 29

Thanks. I looked for a more suitable forum, but somehow was blind. Actually, I wonder about FreeCAD and Fedora 29 in general. All sorts of things broke when I upgraded from Fedora 28. I downloaded the SRPM for FreeCAD and it fails to build. Thankfully, AppImage works. Plus, I've become addicted to s...
by mtsinc
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29
Replies: 6
Views: 568

[SOLVED] Build on Fedora 29

I've a nice laundry list for FreeCAD, mostly having to do with making it more conformant with generally-accepted GUI practices and I'd like to see if I can implement them, but I'm afraid the current CompileOnLinux instructions are letting me down. This is what I've seen when following the "Out-of-so...
by mtsinc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Feed Rate

I actually was typing in units, but the problem came when the units weren't scaled to the device. I see at least 2 items of interest here, and maybe a third, if I can recall. 1. The GUI. While it's reasonable to be consistent with the other input controls on units, the literature on CNC means that p...
by mtsinc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Feed Rate

Have you adjusted your Units setting in the configuration? Make it Metric small parts, and your tool definitions are in mm/min. That said, if you use the GCode inspector to look at fundamental Job code--as kept within FreeCAD Path, not what is exported to your machine--you will see a factor of 60. ...
by mtsinc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Feed Rate

I think that maybe grbl outputs mm/s, but gcode definitely inputs expecting mm/min. I'll check to see, but I wouldn't be surprised. After all, data in seconds is easier for a graphical front-end to display feedback. It's just that the spec for grbl itself wants minutes. Or it could be a bug on the o...
by mtsinc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Feed Rate

Ironic that you should choose that site, since I ran across it yesterday while double-checking my assumed facts. I'm not sure exactly why you sent me to this page, though. There's nothing regarding feed rates on it, and I don't use the Universal GCode Sender. It's a Java app and I'm using a Raspberr...