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What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?

Posted by glub0x 
What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?
January 10, 2016 02:05AM
Hello, it s all in the title.
What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode? ( for 3d object not pcb milling )

i used to play with my 3d printer but never manage to really produce anything because of extrusion problem.
So i went to the CNC world by just updating a marlin (removing the mintemp problem) and adding a dremel.
things work very smoothly on soft wood even unatended ( never the case with my 3d printer)
I still have to try some hard wood but i guess it'll have to go veryyy slowly smiling smiley

but i got a software problem:
to produce my gcode i actually write a javascript program that produce the gcode for simple geometric paths square/polygon/stars... it's limited and boring
then i send the gcode via printrun


i can t figure a simple pipeline to go from drawing to cutting.
I tried Fusion360 which is nearly what i want but the program itself is still pretty complicaed...

With the 3d printer i used Sketchup/slicer/printrun, desining was very simple and pleasent

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2016 02:08AM by glub0x.
Re: What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?
July 29, 2016 10:33AM
All the free / opensource stuff I've been able to find is here:

[www.shapeoko.com]

When I first tried to do 3D routing I used pyCAM which more-or-less worked, but eventually I resorted to manually flattening and generating files. Some people who don't object to closed source have had good luck w/ FreeMill or the old trial of CamBam.
VDX
Re: What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?
July 29, 2016 02:35PM
... it's no problem to convert common G-code into proper format for Printrun - I've done this first with text editors (best was notepad++) -- now together with my wife we're writing all sorts of "importers" to convert other vector formats into G-code for paste-dispensing or laserengraving (actually we have importers for "plain G-code", HPGL, Gerber, basic SVG and some custom XY(Z)-coordinate-files ... preparing for DXF and Isel NCP format winking smiley )


Viktor
Re: What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?
August 22, 2016 08:41PM
I get an STL, put it into Kiri Moto (grid.space), then to Universal Gcode Sender
Re: What is your pipeline to produce your Gcode?
September 19, 2016 08:32AM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2016 09:08AM by corcovado.
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