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Feature Requests / New MOP
« Last post by nivagc on Today at 13:42:42 »
I was very interested to read this, it was posted back in 2012.
This is something I think would be very usefull as it's been a workaround issue for me for sometime having to produce sevaral different 3D drawings to be able to accomplish Engrave in all three dimensions.

I have tried to.
Import .STL files
Edit, Surface, Edge Detect
Clean up unwanted lines ect
Then Offset the 3D line.
Problem being is Cambam offsets the lines in the X and Y direction BUT levels out all of the Z dimensions to 0.

It will be interesting what you guys think out there, if there is an easier workaround and or plugin of some sort.

Best Regards Gavin


I already warned Andy I was going to be interested in this, so I'll just push it onto the stack to be popped out later.

When one creates a "3D" outline - say, a closed polyline projected onto a sloped surface - it is only possible to machine that outline in all three dimensions using an Engrave MOp.

Of course I don't see clearly enough to know why, but in my mind, I don't see why any pocketing or profile MOp couldn't do the same.  It would be delightful to have a MOp capable of that, or to make the existing ones do it.

Yesterday, Andy helped me solve a problem by reminding me that an engraving MOp would follow the 3D outline.  But I had to "hand build" a special outline inside my 'real' one in order to use an engraving MOp with an endmill cutter that has (obviously) a greater diameter than an engraving bit.

It worked a treat, but it would be great if a profile or pocket could do all its tool diameter offset magic AND follow in three dimensions.

LLoyd

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Scripts and Plugin Help / Re: V-Engrave between two objects
« Last post by Bubba on Yesterday at 21:25:18 »
Cleaning Tolerance,  I used .01
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I use 0.001 and it works for me. As far as reversing polyline, I did have problem with inner poly in letter O and reversing polyline seem to clear this up for me. Frankly, it could be something else. I'm glad you got it going. Good Luck. 
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Scripts and Plugin Help / Re: V-Engrave between two objects
« Last post by miklstel on Yesterday at 19:35:30 »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I finally did get it to work by using Eddy and Bubba's method but it took several tries.  I was kind of confused by the Cleaning Tolerance,  I used .01.  I was only removing overlaps from the outer polyline and was still having trouble.  I then did the same process to the inner polyline and then it worked.  Not sure why Bubba suggested using the Reverse.  Seemed to work OK without that step. I will have to try Ralf's method and see if I can get it to work.  Thanks for all the help.

Mike
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Sounds like you need to reverse your Y axis motor
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Dropdown Menus Contrast Settings?
« Last post by EddyCurrent on Yesterday at 15:16:43 »
Rather than a contrast issue it looks like the menu colours have been inverted.

Have you tried moving any plugins you have installed to a temporary sub directory then restart CamBam ? It may be one of those causing the problem.
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Dropdown Menus Contrast Settings?
« Last post by captain chaos on Yesterday at 13:43:51 »
Really not sure Eddy.
Made this sign about 4 months ago and haven't used the program since.

It was working well then, I may have accidentally changed colors but really don't know.
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(*)menu tools/options >  Display Mode and  GLSL Shader Version settings ...
Thanks for that David but I have already tried that without any improvement.
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Dropdown Menus Contrast Settings?
« Last post by EddyCurrent on Yesterday at 08:34:52 »


I have not encountered this in CamBam before.


So what changed to bring this on ?
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Dropdown Menus Contrast Settings?
« Last post by dh42 on Yesterday at 07:43:49 »
Hello

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Is there a setting to correct the contrast in the menu drop downs?

Not in CamBam, but maybe you can try other display modes(*) ; not sure it has something to do with menu colors but it's the only idea I have  :)

(*)menu tools/options >  Display Mode and  GLSL Shader Version settings ...

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David
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CamBam help (General usage) / Dropdown Menus Contrast Settings?
« Last post by captain chaos on Yesterday at 01:54:16 »

Is there a setting to correct the contrast in the menu drop downs?

I dont have this problem in any of my other programs.

I have not encountered this in CamBam before.

CamBam plus [1.0] rc-3 Linux       
Downloaded (21 Oct 2019)

ubuntu 18.04
Processor:- AMD A4-6210 APU with AMD Radeon R3 Graphics × 4
Graphics:-  AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-112-generic, LLVM 10.0.0)
OS type :-  64-bit
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Scripts and Plugin Help / Re: V-Engrave between two objects
« Last post by Bubba on Yesterday at 01:48:35 »
Hi, The trick that Ralf suggested works. Found the add node option in CB polyline editing tools. Please see attachment.
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