|Dec 02, 2012, 10:28 AM|
United States, CO, Golden
Joined Aug 2011
Free CAM to combine with Inkscape?
I have been playing around a bit and am trying to keep things free. Inkscape is nice for drawing simple things out, but I have found the gcodetools plugin to be lacking and buggy. What I am hoping to do is two types of machining:
1) 2D cut outs. The problem with gcodetools is that it only can follow a path, so you have to design your path to account for the bit diameter. I want a cam program that can cut automatically calculate inside and outside cuts. Am I better off using a 3D model, even though I am making 2D parts?
2) pocketing: I'd like to both pocket and cut out a part. In inkscape, I am supposed to do this using the area tool in one layer and the path in the border. But, the area algorithm is really buggy, doesn't quite do it. Perhaps I can draw it there, and generate the gcode separately.
I have been a searching and see there is gsimple, glam, cam bam, etc. I just haven't had the time to try them out. Looking for any input I can get. BTW - I am looking to do design in Windows, but I am running my new machine with LinuxCNC.
|Dec 21, 2012, 09:37 PM|
Sketchup with the Sketchucam plugin (both free) devevloped for the Phlatprinter, unless you just have to have inkscape...
I have use Sketchup/Sketchucam with both my Phlatprinter and Sherline with no issues..
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