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Members Machines / Re: Cool... ehrhm.. now what?
« Last post by Arie kabaalstra on Today at 13:47:23 »


Made a new Boring bar..Machine works like a charm

i did "Fiddle" with the VB Code that David (@DH42) wrote.. I put all the code in a console application, and i saw that there were 2 files, an NC File and a TXT file.. but the TXT file didn't have the unneeded G0's and G1's.. I noticed some commented lines that i uncommented, and i now get only one NC file.. Nice...
I also noticed that Cambam follows polylines, regardles of them crossing.. I drew in a semicircle approach and depart.. code comes out as it should..

The only thing i (still) have to manually Edit are the first few lines and the last few..

this is what i get from the post-post:

Code: [Select]
G90
G0 X-14000 Y0
G2 X-10000 I2000 J0000
G1 Y-10000
G1 X10000
G1 Y10000
G1 X-10000
G1 Y0
G2 X-14000 I-2000 J0000
M2

And this is what i need on the machine:

Code: [Select]
G90
G92 X-14000 Y0
G2 G41H1 X-10000 I2000 J0000
G1 Y-10000
G1 X10000
G1 Y10000
G1 X-10000
G1 Y0
G2 G40 X-14000 I-2000 J0000
M2

Apart from these small modifications, it is perfect!
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Looking at the picture I can't but ask why use 3D operations on what seems to be a 2.5D object.

Ah yes I missed that, another example of "not seeing the wood for the trees".
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Looking at the picture I can't but ask why use 3D operations on what seems to be a 2.5D object.
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Hello,

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I have come across an issue where is creates a copy of the source (Mechanical2) but into a different layer that already exists, the next layer (Mechanical3)

the source polylines are never modified, and the result of remove overlap is a totally new set of polylines that are drawn on the current active layer (the one with the small green arrow). So before to use remove overlap, always creates a blank new layer, or set the layer you want to redirect the result to as active layer.

The latest doc for CamBam is not the PDF that is no longer updated, but the web site.

http://www.cambam.info/doc/dw/1.0.0/contents.html

(this is the same as the one you get with the F1 key in CamBam)

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David
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"Finally, is there a PDF version of the latest Cambam v1.0 available to download? I could only find v0.9.8, downloadable via Google."
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Do you mean the documentation for CamBam 1.0, or the software?  The software is not a .pdf (PDFs are only 'documents'), and is available for download on this site, as is all the documentation for it.

Lloyd
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Hi,

I have just been using the Remove Overlap feature and reading up on the help to understand how it works. However, I have come across an issue where is creates a copy of the source (Mechanical2) but into a different layer that already exists, the next layer (Mechanical3)  in this case.  Also, I have noticed the the the polygons within this different layer are selected, which makes it easier to create a Machine profile without having to selected them all. What would be great is if Cambam could create a new layer called "Overlaps Removed" with a copy of the source with any deleted overlaps removed. If fact, all features that do modify the original selected layer could do with creating new Layers (Overylays removed, Cleaned, Joined, etc) and not modify the original layer at all - just a thought.

Also, the Join feature does not appear to work on Overlapped entities - they first have to be removed.

I have attached an example but without the Remove overlaps feature performed on Mechanical Layer 2 and would appreciate if someone could have a look please? Has anybody else observed same or similar issues?

Finally, is there a PDF version of the latest Cambam v1.0 available to download? I could only find v0.9.8, downloadable via Google. 

Please advise.

Thanks.

Julian
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Step around geometry
« Last post by microlink on Today at 00:28:45 »
David,
I installed the Nummove plugin and it is the answer to my next question of how to set unequal steps.
Thank you for providing this insight.
Richard,
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So if you manually set the depth to slightly less than the STL/part depth it works. If you set it to more it fails as it does with Auto or Default
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Send me the file by mail, I'll have a look (have a look in your PM for my mail)

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Waterline finish seems to work ok so I doubt it's the STL

Not sure that both uses the same programing code ;)

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David
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Waterline finish seems to work ok so I doubt it's the STL... not sure if I can  share the cb in a public forum since it's for a client
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