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by CoderMusashi
Tue May 17, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Adaptive Clearing Help
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Adaptive Clearing Help

Will get you in the ball park if you feel like removing the outer profile gcode created or give you an Idea of how to create the model you need to get the cut you want. I selected the green surface and did an adaptive path. I then selected outside which I circled in red in the image. That pretty mu...
by CoderMusashi
Fri May 06, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Help: How do I mill the internal seat of this model?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Help: How do I mill the internal seat of this model?

If you divide the final pocket in two and add extensions, it can be done without manual editing: Well that is a nice trick :D gonna put that in my bag of tricks. I tried a profile with just the edges and didn't workout. I am not sure why sometimes just selecting edges works out and sometimes it doe...
by CoderMusashi
Fri May 06, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Help: How do I mill the internal seat of this model?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Help: How do I mill the internal seat of this model?

Lots of variables left to the imagination. This is one possible way to do it with just a 1mm end mill. I would end up editing some of the code generated to make the process faster since the last pocket cut is mostly air cuts. Here is your file with 3 pockets.
SedeProva.FCStd
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by CoderMusashi
Wed May 04, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Tutorials and videos
Topic: Path Macro for fast text engraving
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Path Macro for fast text engraving

Video showing the power of FreeCAD. I created this video for a new 6040 CNC user along with the macro.
Video link here https://youtu.be/DsRkUlEwouY
Code found in the forum here https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=68469
by CoderMusashi
Wed May 04, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: 6040 CNC Path Macro for fast text engraving plus video
Replies: 0
Views: 406

6040 CNC Path Macro for fast text engraving plus video

I am posting this here first and the video link in the tutorial section of the forum. Hope you enjoy the video and the macro that goes with it. I made it for a new FreeCAD and 6040 user. Before running the macro change your font location in the macro.. I commented out what a windows path might look ...
by CoderMusashi
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Tutorials and videos
Topic: 3D surface all the way to the edge
Replies: 0
Views: 556

3D surface all the way to the edge

Created this video to help forum user who posted in the path forum. https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 25#p591825

Link to the video is here https://youtu.be/FKzvTArttQs
by CoderMusashi
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Determining best stepover for 3D surface
Replies: 15
Views: 1724

Re: Determining best stepover for 3D surface

To be clear the step over amount has to do with your surface finish and nothing to do with not going to the edge. I created a video for you to show what I mean. Your tool is basically stopping half your tool diameter away from the edge of your part which it considers the boundary. There is at presen...
by CoderMusashi
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [Solved]Is there a way to trace an edge-like feature 1:1 in 3D?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Is there a way to trace an edge-like feature 1:1 in 3D?

Yes the simple answer to this is in the path workbench. Select your edge / wire and go into the Path menu at the top. There you will find Supplemental Commands and in the supplemental commands is FromShape. This will create gcode as is where is based one the position or location that wire / edge fea...
by CoderMusashi
Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: [Solved]I can't generate a 3d toolpath of this object, please help me understand why
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: I can't generate a 3d toolpath of this object, please help me understand why

I have never in my entire career used an stl file format to generate toolpaths from. Is there a reason you are using this. The only time I have used stl is for 3d printing. In mastercam after i perform a verification of a toolpath I save the cut out portion and it is in stl format and that is for co...
by CoderMusashi
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Expert Feedback needed: LeadInOut dressup
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Expert Feedback needed: LeadInOut dressup

I am going to have to agree with you about this possibly causing problems. I am a big advocate on using cutter compensation at the machine for tool wear. It is not hard to add it to a given tool path after it has been generated from freecad if you want the ability to comp at the machine. It did not ...