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by aj5robinson
Wed May 14, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Building the CAM workbench
Replies: 11
Views: 6977

Re: Building the CAM workbench

Great to see you getting it all compiling again; well done. I have finished off the project that was taking all my time now so will get back into the source and try to remember everything about its design. After that we can have a discussion about simplification as I too agree that it is hindering o...
by aj5robinson
Fri May 02, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: CAM, Assembly and Simulation
Replies: 2
Views: 3530

Re: CAM, Assembly and Simulation

Hi Topcyde, At this point, not much thought has gone into integration between the Cam module and the others apart from the following discussion: http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5802 Our current focus is getting basic functionality up and running but we seem to be very time-poor ...
by aj5robinson
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Additive Manufacturing
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

Re: Additive Manufacturing

Hi Luke, Welcome back. Progress has been slow but moving most the time. We are close to having the core parts of the workbench and post-processor done; The TPG's are yet to be developed but David was planning to port the HeeksCNC TPG's in once we get enough of the core parts done. I have been busy o...
by aj5robinson
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to start
Replies: 19
Views: 11633

Re: How to start

marcuswolschon wrote:I guess not much has changed during november?
A bit has changed but from a user point of view, 'not much' would a good assessment.
by aj5robinson
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: macro for finding holes
Replies: 11
Views: 7442

Re: macro for finding holes

Nice macro Dan,

While I am at it, here are a bunch of macros I published. Some are related to CAM, others were used to quickly knock out a complex model.

https://github.com/andrewjrobinson/FreeCAD-Macro-Suite (anyone is welcome to contribute to this collection)


Cheers
Andrew
by aj5robinson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to start
Replies: 19
Views: 11633

Re: How to start

Hi Marcus, http://code.google.com/p/simplemultiaxiscam/ Interesting project. What is a postprocessor allowed to do/has access to? Basically, the Post processor is responsible for converting the machine independent toolpath (we are using the python implementation that HeeksCNC uses) to a machine spec...
by aj5robinson
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to start
Replies: 19
Views: 11633

Re: How to start

Hi Mark, Which tool path generators do you have in mind once the workbench is good to go. I guess I will have to do a bit of research though here is some that come to mind: Anders Wallin seemed interested in putting his OpenVoronoi and OpenCamLib (http://www.anderswallin.net/cam/) into the module. T...
by aj5robinson
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: How to start
Replies: 19
Views: 11633

Re: How to start

Hi Gdo, How I use CAM feature and TPG feature ? The short answer is not quite yet. The current status is: we are getting close to being done with the core workbench stuff; my current guess is a few weeks. This will allow the user to add Tool Path Generators (TPG's) within CamFeatures, configure said...
by aj5robinson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: CAM features
Replies: 5
Views: 8097

Re: CAM features

Hi nahshon, Thanks for your input and interest in this project. Here are my thoughts on implementing your ideas: Grouping of parts that should be cut from the same material. Possibly rotate (sometimes also mirror) parts to optimize material use. (This could also be in a separate module. Someday it m...
by aj5robinson
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: OpenSCAM
Replies: 3
Views: 14238

Re: OpenSCAM

I like OpenSCAD a lot and was delighted to discover a new project, OpenSCAM. Very interesting. A quick look at their website suggests it would be quite a good companion for the FreeCAD Cam Module. I see in their TODO list they want to turn it into a ToolPath/GCode Generator which would overlap quit...