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1  Resources / Scripts and Plugins / Re: V-Engrave Plugin on: April 10, 2019, 04:39:37 am
I've just wasted far too much time wondering why V-engrave has suddenly stopped working correctly on my desktop PC. The symptoms were that CamBam carried on 'thinking' indefinately when calculating tool paths if I selected 22.5 degrees as my V angle. The default 90 was fine. I eventually realised that any integer angle was OK but the added .5 caused all the trouble.

The only change I could think of was that I'd recently changed my default postprocessor from 'default' which is what it has been for all the years I've used CamBam to 'LunuxCNC' which is what has driven my router without any trouble for just as long. It seemed like a good idea at the time! Changing it back again solved the problem.

Computers *!?*^%$!!!

2  FeedBack / Feature Requests / Re: Corner Overcut For Pocket on: May 28, 2017, 10:39:51 am
Appologies for the late reply. having burnt out my router in March I've been concentrating on other things for a while. Back in action now!

Multiple MOPs for the one hole. It's so obvious I'm embarrased to have asked the question.

Thanks everyone.

3  Resources / Scripts and Plugins / Re: V-Engrave Plugin on: May 28, 2017, 06:50:17 am
I am gratefully un-chided  Grin

Just when I get to the point of being able to do the text carving I want I manage to terminally overheat the Makita router I was using as a spindle. Not the machine's fault I hasten to add, I had it mounted in a very poorly ventilated space on a very hot day.

Anyway here I am back in action again and just wanted to highlight the solution to a problem which David briefly pointed out on the forum last year but which had me confused for a while...

Text which contains a closed region (letters like A, a, B, b etc) will not produce correct tool paths after being rotated. The contained region is ignored and the letters will be engraved according to the outside of the letter shape only.
David said the letters need to be 'exploded' to overcome this. I found that selecting the text and then selecting 'Edit', 'Convert To', 'Region' (Ctrl + I is the shortcut for this) will overcome the problem. Each letter gets converted to a region and then carves as normal.

4  FeedBack / Feature Requests / Corner Overcut For Pocket on: March 12, 2017, 03:00:22 am
The corner overcut for profiles is a very useful addition but could this be extended to pockets as well?

Obviously I can machine the part as a combination of a shallow profile and a pocket to clear the inside remains, but this is more messy than it needs to be.


5  Resources / Scripts and Plugins / Re: V-Engrave Plugin on: March 07, 2017, 06:04:41 am
Thankyou David,

I've been using CamBam for various simple jobs for a couple of years now but haven't paid much attention to the forum until very recently. It has certainly paid off in the last few days.


6  Resources / Scripts and Plugins / Re: V-Engrave Plugin on: March 06, 2017, 05:16:06 am
I was starting to think I would need to spend$460AUD on V-Carve to be able to produce the text carvings I want to make. That's a lot of money for something that is just a hobby.
Then a second round of CamBam related searching took me to the 'atelier-des-fougeres' website and there I found the goldmine!

Not just V-Engrave, which works perfectly with my DIY, LinuxCNC driven router, but a whole host of other really useful plugins. A very big THANKYOU! to everyone who's efforts make CamBam even better than it already is.

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