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Author Topic: CamBam Plus 1.0 Beta2 linux reports always as trial expired  (Read 1532 times)
davorin
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« on: August 06, 2018, 15:14:59 pm »

Hello

Just downloaded and installed CamBam 1.0 beta2 on Debian 9 as mentioned on the download page...

When I start CamBam with "sudo mono CamBam.exe" as suggested (you need to run cambam as administrator for the evaluation count to work)...a dialog pops up and tells me that the evaluation has expired and all plugins are disabled...

Is there no way to evaluate CamBam Linux 1.0beta2 at all?



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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 18:37:56 pm »

Hello

It seems that the 40 free evaluation mode can't run on linux as said here.

http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2848.msg17752#msg17752

http://www.cambam.info/ref/ref.linux

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Currently no 40 free evaluation uses. CamBam will run as though in expired evaluation mode unless a license file is detected in the program directory. This will restrict gcode output to around 1000 lines for unlicensed use.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 18:52:34 pm »

Ah okay...if this is the only limitation then it should be fine for me...
More interested how STL models can be translated for cnc relief milling (o;

QCAD is quite limited in CAM functionality....
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 19:06:20 pm »

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More interested how STL models can be translated for cnc relief milling (o;

This can be done with the limited version, you can generate toolpaths for 3D shapes, but maybe you will not able to generate the Gcode itself because 3D toolpaths consume a lot of GCode lines ! ... and with the evaluation version, the number of Gcode lines is restricted to 1000. (also plugins are disabled and export to DXF too)

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 19:32:49 pm »

Hmm...but plugins are only for söecial functions like thread milling as I understood...
Python scripting should work though....

How is the future of Linux support?
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 20:15:19 pm »

If I well remember, scripting is not working too in expired evaluation mode. (at least on windows)

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How is the future of Linux support?

For each release for windows, a version for linux is provided a few time later.

Andy is also hard working to solve the linux specifics bugs.

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Hmm...but plugins are only for söecial functions like thread milling as I understood...

In the regular CB installation, plugins are used for: Lathe Machining OPeration (MOP), Thread milling MOP, Gerber import and Toolbox (gear generator and timing pulley generator)

Other very useful plugins, created by users, can be found here
http://www.cambam.pixelmaker.eu/Cambam/Aide/Plugins/plugin_menu_DE.html

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 22:29:46 pm »

Thanks David for the great explanations :-)

Sad to read that cutviewer mill isn't supported anymore.
Any similar simulation software for linux?
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 23:32:26 pm »

You can try Camotics, there is a linux version

https://camotics.org/download.html

There is also a plugin that alow to invoke and send the required data to camotics from a cambam menu.

http://www.cambam.pixelmaker.eu/Cambam/Aide/Plugins/deutsch/CB2CAMotics_plug_de.html

I never had personally test them on linux

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 13:14:57 pm »

Hmm...Camotics is great, thanks ;-)

Though the plugin can only be tested with the full version as all plugins are disabled in the trial version...
Trying to convince my employer to get a license for me ;-)

ps: And I convinced him (o;
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 18:28:53 pm »

Ah okay...if this is the only limitation then it should be fine for me...
More interested how STL models can be translated for cnc relief milling (o;

QCAD is quite limited in CAM functionality....

What do you mean by translated?  CamBam has some limited ability to create meshes, and has the ability to work with meshes created in other programs upto the quality of the mesh and the chosen resolution of the operations. 

While it does have an amazing amount of CAD built in it is not a 3D CAD program in any real sense of the word.  It is and has been a pretty good low price CAM program.  I am looking forward to the day when it is fully implemented to work with .stp files at any selected resolution. 


If you are looking for a decent 3D CAD program that I felt was pretty easy to learn take a look at ViaCAD 2d/3d Pro.  I use it every day in my shop. 


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