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Offline dave benson

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Re: Break Edges Plugin
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2022, 10:50:29 am »
Updated plugin.
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Re: Break Edges Plugin
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2022, 13:12:52 pm »
Dave,

What changes did you make ?
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Re: Break Edges Plugin
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2022, 13:41:24 pm »
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Re: Break Edges Plugin
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2022, 22:45:52 pm »
Just a bug where the tool diameter would grow as the Z depth increased.
I recovered the file from the old computer Hard Disk with a dock before
the Drive finally gave up randomly mounting and un-mounting.
It was the VS2013 version not the VS2017 and I forgot to modify it.
I only realized when doing Chip Owners file.
The older version worked OK at Z = 0 but as the Z depth increased it
would increase the projected tool dia too.

Things to keep in mind when using the plugin.
The plugin modifies the mop’s tool diameter property (among others).
So, when using the Camotics Sim the tool diameters in its library won't match the
tool diameter in the mop.
For example, say you generate a mop and simulate it with camotics and you are using
tool (1) the plugin will output
Tool (1) and a tool diameter of for example something like 3.1415
These values trick CB into doing the chamfer in the Gcode and that’s all
so, once the Gcode is loaded into the Sim, you have to edit the tool’s diameter value
to its correct size for example if tool (1) is a six mm diameter 90 deg chamfer, then edit camotics tool library and replace the passed in value from the plugin with the actual tool diameter.
And Vee angle.
ie.
Change T 1 3.1415  to T1 6  and set the angle to 90 Deg.
If you don’t do this the sim results will be wrong.
Use one break edges mop per polyline if the chamfers (or tool) for each polyline are different.

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