QCAD Bugtracker

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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD/CAM
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  • Reported Version 3.22.1
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Opened by H. Stiekema - 13.06.2019
Last edited by Andrew - 13.06.2019

FS#1901 - CAM Traverse Toolpath

Hallo Andrew,

Still busy on the never ending G-code story. Urgently needed the very common Traverse Toolpath.

Example added as pdf.


Andrew commented on 13.06.2019 08:59

Just a friendly / honest assessment: this is unlikely to be implemented anytime soon from our side.

I'd suggest to implement this in your post processor as a toolpath for a point entity (perhaps on a special layer). Parameters could be attached to the point entity as custom properties.

H. Stiekema commented on 13.06.2019 14:33

Hallo Andrew,

I had already figured out a work around for myself, for the issue of not being able to specify the Toolpath's Initial Startpoint -coordinate. (See the attachment).

My proposal not only solves that issue, it also makes CAD/CAMming more easy, logical and consistent, and it prepares QCAD/CAM for milling and turning. As a bonus it also adds G-code-controller synchronisation, to avoid tool collisions. To me it seems pretty odd not implementing the first and most basic toolpath used by every CAM/CNC-operator. Why???

As for programming a toolpath in the post processor myself; I do need the example of an already functional toolpath for figuring out how to achieve such a thing.


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