Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HeeksCAD on Linux

I built HeeksCAD on Linux. I am so pleased. It's got various problems; toolbar icons, graphics refresh. Thanks so much to "archivist" on the #cam IRC chat group, for his help with the basics of using gcc. Now I need to check that all my changes still build in Visual Studio.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


I have had a go with Ken Silverman's voxlap. I have made "VoxelCut" a simply viewer made with wxWidgets, which shows an empty world. When you choose Run from the menu, it calls a Python script file. I have implemented some Python functions in VoxelCut, like setcylinder, setrect, repaint. My Python file creates a solid block, asks the user to open an NC file, then it read through it, calling setcylinder, to remove the material in the appropriate places. It would be good to integrate this into HeeksCNC to make a solid simulation.