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17 Apr 2021 20:03 - 17 Apr 2021 20:13 #60942 by PapaAtHome
Hi,

I'm using a 420 + UC-CNC + FreeCAD lately and in that lineup there are some gaps in the use of tools.
For instance there is no post processor in FreeCAD specific for UC-CNC.
And more often than not I make calculation errors in converting from inches to mm.

So I tried to fix these two items and I would like to share it with your.
(It is all freeware, as in 'no costs involved', I do not make any money out of it, this is not commercial spam.)

In FreeCAD I changed an existing postprocessor to be more usefull for UC-CNC.
I am using it for some time and decided to put the code up to FreeCAD.
My postprocessor was accepted and is now available in FreeCAD v0.19
See the Path workbench, post processor 'uccnc'.

I also created a tool to do feed and speed calculations for me.
Just one time secure checking that the calculations are right and no more errors.
That tool has become available on GitHub, both as source and as (MS windows) executable.
You can find it at ' github.com/papaathome/CncCalculator '

Have fun.

PapaAtHome

Ich lese Deutsch, ich spreche (ein wenig) Deutsch, aber ich kann kein Deutsch schreiben.

SC420/2+Perf kit+MM1000+WinPC-USB v3.02/06+UCCNC v2111,
FreeCAD/Inkscape on Windows10, 64 bit.
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26 Apr 2021 11:13 #61007 by snppls
That's awesome! I'm looking forward to doing some testing with your processor this weekend on my D840.

Are there any limitations with it at this stage?

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01 Jun 2021 22:24 #61174 by PapaAtHome

snppls wrote: That's awesome! I'm looking forward to doing some testing with your processor this weekend on my D840.

Are there any limitations with it at this stage?


Sorry for the late reply.

No, I'm not aware of any limitations. That is, I'm using the tools on a regular basis.
But I'm also the creator/modifier of the tools and they fit my workflow quite well.
That said, 'no limits' is a biased oppinion.

If you did any testing, what were your findings?

Kind regards.

PapaAtHome

Ich lese Deutsch, ich spreche (ein wenig) Deutsch, aber ich kann kein Deutsch schreiben.

SC420/2+Perf kit+MM1000+WinPC-USB v3.02/06+UCCNC v2111,
FreeCAD/Inkscape on Windows10, 64 bit.

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