Sunday, January 18, 2009

Zig Zag ( thanks to pycam )


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I have now got a Zig Zag surface machining operation working in HeeksCNC.
Now I need to make simple profile operation work again.
Then, I will make an a rough machining operation using libactp.

3 comments:

Slip said...

I built HeeksCAD and HeeksCNC in Ubuntu 8.04 and everything went perfect! I've imported my mesh (.STL) and clicked the ZigZag button to add the operation.

If I click the click the 'create python program' button I get the listing in the Program window. Then when I click the 'Go' button I get an error pop-up saying 'error reading end tag'

I created the file and it cleared the error but now read 'ImportError: No module named pycam.Geometry' in the console window.

Have I missed an essential step?

Great project, by the way. Keep up the good work.

Slip said...

The file I created was the test.tap file. The console indicated it was missing.

Dan Heeks said...

Thanks for trying HeeksCNC.
Sorry for not replying sooner. I hadn't got the "email follow-up comments" box ticked. It is ticked now.

Anyway, since this post, you found me at the FreeNode #cam IRC channel.
Here's what we said:
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DanHeeks
2009-01-26 20:59:51
Is this on Linux
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Sliptonic1
2009-01-26 20:59:59
Yep. 8.04
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DanHeeks
2009-01-26 21:00:43
Do you have capital letters in the right place for PyCam
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Sliptonic1
2009-01-26 21:00:58
Yes.
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DanHeeks
2009-01-26 21:01:29
like this /home/dan/Desktop/HeeksCAD/HeeksCNC/PyCam/trunk/pycam/Geometry
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Sliptonic1
2009-01-26 21:02:12
I don't have 'trunk' Do I need to be getting his source from CVS
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DanHeeks
2009-01-26 21:02:53
I got his source code from SVN on Sourceforge.
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Sliptonic1
2009-01-26 21:03:17
O.K. I'll try that. Thanks.
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DanHeeks
2009-01-26 21:03:45
Good luck!