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Offline lockie

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KEEP Writing Plugins
« on: December 28, 2016, 16:18:51 pm »
To all of you amazing people writing plugins. I would like to extend a HUGE Thank You as these are very welcome additions to an already great program. Please keep up the good work.  Thanks Al

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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 16:54:25 pm »
Yeah!  I'll take back my "Stop writing plugins" comedy post, now, since our fine proprietor is back with a tray-full of goodies!

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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 18:52:15 pm »
Actually I was hoping that some of the most popular and useful plugins would become a part of the CB package, like alignment and numeric move.

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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 19:05:30 pm »
They just might!  Keep wishing... and telling Andy!

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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 19:52:12 pm »
I hate to say it but I feel a bit disappointed. Maybe some comments from people who had insight to the development led me to wrong conclusions. New things are mostly CAD related but even the rectangle is still referenced only by its lower left corner.
And I personally see CAM features and their optimization and expansion as the priority - there are lots of CAD programs, CB as far as I know is the single affordable and full featured CAM product.

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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 20:10:03 pm »
Actually I was hoping that some of the most popular and useful plugins would become a part of the CB package, like alignment and numeric move.

This is true, but even Andy's Threading and Lathe MOPs are still plugins.
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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 03:27:14 am »
I have SolidWorks 2017, Rhino 5, Autocad LT2014, and Visual Cadd, and I still appreciate the CAD improvements in CB. I have CamBam installed on two CNC machines that operate on Windows and it is extremely nice to be able to edit and add to DXF files that got imported into CamBam right on the machine. CamBam can draw but really lacked the editting tools needed for those final tweaks.

That said I'd really like to see big improvements in Lathe functions!
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Re: KEEP Writing Plugins
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 08:14:37 am »
.... to be able to edit and add to DXF files that got imported into CamBam right on the machine. CamBam can draw but really lacked the editing tools needed for those final tweaks.
I also think that the ability to edit, move, arrange, duplicate, etc. functionality is the more useful one than drawing from scratch. Especially with some parametric input of exact values.
Also the 'Import' option which would add objects from more than one DXF file which is still not implemented as a built-in function.
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