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by Clive
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Scaled Block with hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 5491

Re: Scaled Block with hatch

Husky,

I am talking about the scaling of hatches ... not changing anything else!
by Clive
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: QCAD Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Scaled Block with hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 5491

Re: Scaled Block with hatch

Hi Husky

I think the scaling of the hatches is correct, if I have a section of timber with hatching at 1:25 then I rescaled at 1:5 I need the hatch to scale accordingly otherwise my hatching would not be correct.
by Clive
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Option for 'Roughing Out' first
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Re: Option for 'Roughing Out' first

Hi Clive, What is planned is an "allowance" when creating a toolpath. For roughing, you can then create a roughing toolpath using a roughing tool with an allowance for the tool radius and optionally tool length. You would then in addition create the final toolpath using the same or another tool wit...
by Clive
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Option for 'Roughing Out' first
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Option for 'Roughing Out' first

Hi Andrew

Would there ba any options added in the new QCAD/CAM to rough out first?
by Clive
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: What is the purpose(s) of the grid function.
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

Re: What is the purpose(s) of the grid function.

Jim.Thompson wrote:I find that it gets in the way sometimes though!
Yes it can if you don't need it, but if you just hit the grid button to turn on and off as you need it it becomes a useful tool instead!
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by Clive
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: QCAD Community Edition
Topic: What is the purpose(s) of the grid function.
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

Re: What is the purpose(s) of the grid function.

Hi Jim Imagine you are drawing something out on a piece of paper and you need some guidelines to help with the drawing, well if the paper is a blank sheet you may want to use a ruler to add some lines - or you could instead use a piece of graph paper which is pretty much what the grid is like in QCA...
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Other types of toolpaths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Re: Other types of toolpaths?

Okay thanks Andrew.
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Other types of toolpaths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Re: Other types of toolpaths?

Thanks and you say you will add this soon?
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Other types of toolpaths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Re: Other types of toolpaths?

Right I'm going to answer my own questions here based on what I know about manual free hand held and fixed routing - it has to be the same principles here! Okay my assumption of a profile cut tool path has to be a complete cut through cut leaving the shape and a pocket tool path must be about any sh...
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Other types of toolpaths?
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Other types of toolpaths?

In the tutorial you've outlined in red that 'In future releases, other types of toolpaths will be available, for example for pockets'
are you able to briefly expalin what they may be and any additional info about this please?
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: 3D view
Replies: 12
Views: 5011

Re: 3D view

andrew wrote:For now, you could also use CAMotics or another third party application to load and simulate G-Code.
Thanks, this looks promising, I'll take a closer look and feedback about it.
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Understanding G Code
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

Re: Understanding G Code

Thanks Andrew, got it and understood.
andrew wrote:Perhaps you have an example G-Code that works with your particular machine. I could tell you more based on that.
No, machine is not in the workshop yet, soon though 8)
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Understanding G Code
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

Understanding G Code

If G-Code is generated from QCAD/CAM can it be used by other CAM software or is the G-Code produced by QCAD/CAM only compatible for use by QCAD/CAM?
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: 3D view
Replies: 12
Views: 5011

Re: 3D view

Okay Andrew, no major problem at this stage, as I say I am just working through the tutorial and testing and asking questions on the way, but hopefully at some stage there will be a solution for windows users.

More questions coming up..
by Clive
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: 3D view
Replies: 12
Views: 5011

Re: 3D view

When I run the 2D simulation and also view the 3D although it's showing a blank purple page the coordinates are registering and running in the x,y and z at the same time until it comes to a stop - so it's picking up and following the path.

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