Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby roerich_64 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 am

Have make a litte Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Spknv4a4gE

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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby mlampert » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:07 am

chrisb wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:48 pm
memfis wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:31 pm
and I think it would be wise to set zero in the z-axis of the tool model at the tip of the cutter, not at the tip of the shank.
I don't think so at all. When you have different tools, they would have different zeros ;) .
I can argue either way, it seems most ppl intuitively see the tip as 0/0/0 (assuming the bit has a tip). In practice it turns out to not make much difference - due to having the actual shape available one can always get the other side by checking the BoundBox. Having said that, so far a lot more ppl voted for tip == origin - so we'll probably change that.
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby mlampert » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:19 am

roerich_64 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 am
Have make a litte Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Spknv4a4gE

Walter
Thanks - that is quite interesting, although the experimental features seem to be enabled in the preferences they are

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not activated
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If experimental features is enabled you should see 2 additional commands in the toolbox for PathArea internals:
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This could be if you only just enabled them and haven't restarted FC afterwards, unfortunately that is required. If that is not the case, is there any output in the report view about warnings or infos?
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby roerich_64 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:25 am

Have restart FreeCAD many times ;-)
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby mlampert » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:32 am

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import PathScripts.PathPreferences as PathPreferences
PathPreferences.experimentalFeaturesEnabled()
Can you post the output of these commands from the python console?
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby roerich_64 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:37 am

Hmm,

also i have installed the new 3D-surface files from russel... But his additional botton comes also not:
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby chrisb » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:38 am

In the user.cfg file you should have something like this:

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          <FCParamGroup Name="Path">
            ...
            <FCBool Name="EnableExperimentalFeatures" Value="1"/>
            ...
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby roerich_64 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:40 am

False:
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

Postby chrisb » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:41 am

Do these additional icons depend on opencamlib?
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Re: Tools, old Tool, new ToolBit and other fun stuff

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