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by RatonLaveur
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets

And he scores again! This raises a question in my mind. Given the choice, should we always round up on material removal operations? It feels to me like accidental material allowance is generally better than over cutting. That makes me think of the joke about the "material adding file"...that fantast...
by RatonLaveur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets

Given the plethora of options, no one can fault anyone for glossing over the one parameter they actually need.

As for the fact that face milling has bug. Yes. Yes indeed.

I do hope that the file and a kind soul will be able to dip into it, maybe come up with a solution.
by RatonLaveur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Face Milling Bug? ... Facing Rabbets

I agree with wsk8, face milling should be used to square stock. That's about it.

Pocket is the correct OP here, and Oh it also works well :D

If you're looking for expediency you may use the Slot op or misuse the Deburring op with a large enough bit.
by RatonLaveur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: FEM
Topic: Thermal Simulation multiple objects
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Thermal Simulation multiple objects

Hi, thanks for joining the freecad forums with a concrete problem. In advance of what I'm sure our peers will tell you: Please share your model and your FreeCAD version information (read the sticky notes in the forum). https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2264 Otherwise people will be ha...
by RatonLaveur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: Hole dialog discussion
Replies: 123
Views: 4976

Re: Hole dialog discussion

That's amazing. Thank you so much for your perseverant contribution!

This will definitely help my projects when producing mechanical parts using online jobshops.
by RatonLaveur
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to use laser on grbl machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: How to use laser on grbl machine?

Laser engraving, laser milling and laser cutting are completely within both the reach and scope of PathWB. I have been generating 3d laser paths using the 3d surface OPs, only changing the Z the argument into either F (feedrate) or S (laser power) argument, thus changing the depth of laser ablation....
by RatonLaveur
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops

Russ' new summary at the top seems to confirm the fact that you need to choose between "entanglement" and code duplication. This initially looks like duplication but I suspect it will be advantageous to both maintaining 2.5D and freeing up how 4th axis is implemented. ...and you said it! That's exa...
by RatonLaveur
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops

Great sum up on OP Russ. I have to say independent or feature based is... tricky to choose. To me it's certainly one of those two. I have a liking for fully independent for simplicity's sake (at least what my meagre coding understanding perceives as simpler). A bit mote clunky for users, certainly, ...
by RatonLaveur
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops

That may well be, but then what do we do about dubstar-04 effort with LibLathe to create functional turning operations. Are we to consider merging/discarding/duplicating the work? neither seem feasible in the FreeCAD ecosystem or even desirable. Full 5 axis is another animal in terms of computation....
by RatonLaveur
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Discussion for detanglement of rotatioal code from existing ops

I would say that simple is better at the moment for path. We've seen a lot of variables added to the data tab of various ops which is both great and overwhelming, also rather painstaking to use with a good flow. What would an Indexed milling workflow be (in my opinion so that's obviously subjective)...