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Сообщение Nick » 10 дек 2009, 10:28

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Generated Gcode in EMC2
TypeExtension of vector
graphics editor Inkscape
DeveloperGcodetools develop team
Written inPython
OSCross-Platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
Version1.6.03
LicenseGNU GPL
Downloads7800+

Gcodetools


Gcodetools is a plug-in for Inkscape. It prepares and converts paths from Inkscape to Gcode, using biarc interpolation.

This article is unfinished. You can help cnc-club expanding it.
Screenshots and photos are needed. Please post them at this thread.


Features (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Features

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Preview of the generated Gcode in EMC

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Gcodetools area pocketing

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Gcodetools lathe

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Gcodetools engraving by Rene

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Bears by Durachko
Export to Gcode
  • Export paths to Gcode
  • Using circular (biarc approximation) or straight line interpolation
  • Automatic path subdivision to reach defined tolerance
  • Multiply tool processing
  • Export Gcode in parametric of flat form
  • Including personal headers and footers
  • Choosing units
  • Multi-pass processing
  • Numeric suffix is added to generated files to avoid overwriting
Lathe Gcode
  • Compute trajectories for lathe
  • Fine cut
  • Define fine cut's depth
  • Define fine rounds
  • Two different computation functions for fine cut
  • Standard axis remapping

Path's area processing
  • Building area paths
  • Area paths could be modified
Engraving
  • Building trajectory according to the cutter's shape
  • Defining different cutter's shapes
Tool's library
  • Defining different tool's parameters (diameter, feed, depth step, penetration feed, personal Gcode before/after each path, cutters shape, personal tool's changing Gcode)
  • Tools can be managed by Inkscape's standard procedures (copy, delete, assigned to different layer)
  • Multiply tools processing
Orientation system
  • Applying scale along any axis
  • Apply rotate in the ХY plane
  • Apply translation along any axis
  • Apply transforms according to arbitrary points
Post-processor
  • You can create custom post-processor by writing down the commands or choose from the list of default post-processors
  • Scale and offset Gcode
  • Gcode commands remapping
  • Parameterize Gcode
  • Round floating point values to specified precision
Verifying tools for the scene
  • Select and remove small paths (area artefacts)
  • Tool's alignment check
  • Cutting order check
Plotter cutting
  • Export to Gcode for plotter with tangential knife. Forth axis A is knife's rotation.

License (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

License

Inkscape and Gcodetools are licensed under GNU GPL.

Install (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Install

Windows
Unpack and copy all the files to the following directory Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions\ and restart inkscape
Linux
Unpack and copy all the files to the following directory /usr/share/inkscape/extensions/ and restart inkscape


Screenshots (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Screenshots

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Gcodetools plug-in tutorial (2600*1300 px png ~ 700Kb)


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Curve to Gcode result
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Preview of the generated Gcode in EMC


Get latest version (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Get latest versions

Latest stable version Gcodetools 1.7
gcodetools.tar.gz
Gcodetools 1.7
(75.25 Кб) Скачиваний: 62916

Older versions(ver 1.5)
gcodetools-1.6.tar.gz
Gcodetools 1.6
(57.1 Кб) Скачиваний: 7185

(ver 1.5)
gcodetools.tar.gz
Gcodetools 1.5
(21.17 Кб) Скачиваний: 3819

(ver 1.4)
gcodetools.tar.gz
(14.72 Кб) Скачиваний: 12560

(ver 1.2)
extensions.tar.gz
(11.25 Кб) Скачиваний: 3677

Dev-version


You can try the newest development version by getting it from github repository https://github.com/cnc-club/gcodetools via web interface or using git clone git@github.com:cnc-club/gcodetools.git .
You'll need to run python create_inx.py to create inx files. After that install procedure is the same with the stable version.

Translations

Gcodetools is included into Inkscape v 0.49 so it will have native translations as other Inkscape's extensions. Until it is released you can use some self made translation packs:

Credits (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Credits

Developers:
  • Nick Drobchenko (Nick)
  • Vladimir Kalyaev (Dormouse)
  • Henry Nicolas (Alfcnc)
  • Chris Lusby Taylor (ChrisInNewbury)
Translators:
  • John Brooker (greybeard from cnczone.com)

Develop (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Develop

At the moment following features are being developed:
  • Plasma cutter extension
  • Turning lathe extension
  • Plotter extension
You can help us improve Gcodetools in several ways
  • Writing a report / bug report
  • Improve help and manuals
  • Publish G-codes / SVGs / other code
  • Publish photos / videos
  • Make a bug report
  • Help develop new features
  • Suggest a new feature

Tested on (для просмотра содержимого нажмите на ссылку)

Tested on

Linux
Ubuntu 9.10 14.04 + inkscape 0.48 (older Gcodetools versions also work with 0.46, 0.47)
Windows
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 + inkscape 0.46, inkscape 0.47
MacOS
There are some reports on successful work on MacOs.
Use the Console, Luke.
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение jayeshtapase » 04 июл 2016, 18:50

thank u if i get tool
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение soswow » 13 авг 2016, 11:28

I am having a problem. Please see a screenshot. I am sure you will recognize a problem. Onfortunatly I don't know how to even query for this behaviour, so I couldn't search here. Sorry If this is reported not the first time.
This happens when I try to do path to gcode second time. I noticed that this happens after I modified initial design (and remove layer from previous gcode generation. Not sure if this is relevant, but I do some transformation to my design: I remove all the splines "Flatten Beziers" and then add more points to all those small lines.
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение woodstock » 31 авг 2016, 16:00

Hi Nick and everybody,

I am playing around with inkscape, your gcodetools plugin and a mill to cut 2D profiles into wood.

When I processed filigrane structures I found that the total milling time for areas is often dramatically increased by the raise and pierce in process after every cnc - path. In commercially available products it is possible to fill areas with "single lines" to reduce this waste of time. To explain the challenge i attached an .svg file with different area filling approaches and possibilites to solve or improve it. It is not enough to connect all paths because there could be collisions, accordingly there has to be a more intelligent way how to connect a lot of pathes along one main path or sth like this. Maybe the solution is already implemented somewhere in inkscape or your tool but I couldn't find it.

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(One maybe simple implementation to increase processing speed - more in the .svg)

Does anybody have a good idea or a hint where I should look for a more efficient way to generate milling paths?

Best regards, Jan
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the lower improvements would increase the total milling time a lot.
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение Michal_K » 04 окт 2016, 08:07

Hi everybody,

I'm new in using Inkscape and Gcode plugin and I'm trying to find an option to get max 3 decimal places instead of 6 - I'm working in wood with a CNC milling machine and I don't need such a accuracy, second thing: it's a good and simple way to reduce the end file size which can be critical if you have "limited" memory volume in your machine.
Can you please give me a tip..

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Michael
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение emyeuanhdy » 04 окт 2016, 14:48

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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение mu34tant » 31 окт 2016, 07:31

Gcodetools cuts twice. The code goes thru all steps twice. Any suggestions?
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение mu34tant » 31 окт 2016, 07:49

i see from other post multiple pass has to do with tool depth
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение mu34tant » 31 окт 2016, 23:27

i need one pass 1.5mm tool depth
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение karbonis » 03 янв 2017, 21:33

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Engrave question:
How do I avoid the variable z cuts shown? They are either going in the opposite direction, or the maybe conical bit is entering too soon?

I have tried various combinations of path reversing and it still ends up spoiling the areas I want to be left uncut.

I am a printer (letterpress=Gutenberg printing techniques, popular until 1960 commercially) artist and trying to cut printing blocks out of wood, like a woodcut, a common fine-art printmaking technique.
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение karbonis » 05 янв 2017, 02:57

Ok, I had openSCAM tools incorrectly configured. So everything works!

This is really a terrific thing you put together, thanks!
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение TimothyJr91 » 04 фев 2017, 22:51

Regarding the tangent knife tool.

Is there any way to enable a retract/lift action for the z axes if the angle between two points is greater than a certain degree. In my case 45 degrees would be a start so that I don't break my blades?
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение brynn » 19 апр 2017, 20:48

Hello,
I'm trying to help someone use your Gcode tools extensions in Inkscape. We're both using version 0.92.1 and both on Windows. I'm on Windows 7 and they're on Windows XP.

We're using your tutorial which is attached PDF. We're confused about Step 6. Could you please explain the following?

"Go to Extensions -> Gcode tools ...
Fill in Tool diameter in the Preferences tab
Then go to Area tab, and fill in Area radius."

There seems to be something missing between "Gcode tools ..." and "Fill in Tool diameter...." Which dialog should we open?

I did find Area extension dialog which does have an Area tab. But there is no option or setting called "Area radius". There is "Area Width". But most people think of width being equivalent to diameter. And mathematically, diameter is twice the radius (radius times 2).

We can figure out the Area Radius ok, using your instructions (which come after the quote above). But do we multiply the radius by 2, and enter in Area Width? Or else, where do we enter the Area Radius?

What about filling in Tool Diameter? I find that the Area dialog does have a Preferences tab. But there is no option or setting called "Tool Diameter".

We already found the tool diameter, using Tools Library dialog > Cylinder. But we don't know where to put it.

Or maybe Area dialog is not where the Area Radius and Tool Diameter need to be entered? If not, where to put them?

Also, near the bottom of Step 6, it says to choose "Calculate Area curves" and click Apply. But I can't find anything about "Calculate Area curves" in Area dialog, or in any of the gcodetools extension dialogs. How can we complete Step 6?

Thank you very much :)
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение brynn » 21 апр 2017, 02:50

Hhm, this is very strange. I've never seen anything like this before! It must have something to do with the translation?

I was not able to log in here using my usual browser, which is Firefox. But I can log in with IE, and yesterday posted a message.

When I visited today, I was using Firefox, just to look and see if there was any reply yet. I saw a typo, so I opened IE and logged in so I can....well, it doesn't look like we can edit messages. But I was going to make another reply, to correct the error.

Here's the strange part. When I read the message using Firefox, I see a slightly different message than what I see when I use IE. Please see attached screenshots. I've highlighted the different text with yellow. When I look at the message with IE, it's the same message that I posted. But if I look at the message with Firefox, it's a different message.

So you can see that in one place in the Firefox message, there's an extra word - "not" which is a pretty important word! It says "I did not find...." instead of "I did find...."! And in another place, parts of the text is missing. I highlighted the extra text and the missing text in yellow.

Should I make a screenshot of the whole correct message, to make sure you can read the correct info? Or should I try re-posting the message?

Thanks

Edit - So it looks like we can edit a message soon after it's posted. But the next day must be too late. Anyway, even with this message that I just posted, it looks different in Firefox! Very, very strange!!
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Re: Inkscape Gcodetools plug-in English support forum

Сообщение brynn » 24 апр 2017, 01:49

Well I have to admit, I didn't read closely other recent messages which have been posted here. Because this address is given as "support forum" in the Gcodetool extensions, and which I've referred countless Inkscape users here (from Inkscape forums and mailing list) I just assumed we could get support here. But it looks like requests for support over the last year or so, are not being answered anymore.

Would you please let us know where we can get support, if you aren't providing it here anymore? I can spread the word in all the Inkscape forums, mailing lists, and IRC.

I know a lot of people are grateful for the Gcodetools extensions which you've provided for Inkscape, and sometimes I wonder if you realize how popular they are? We get a lot of questions in Inkscape forums, which we can't answer. So it would be very helpful if you could refer us somewhere we can get help.

Thank you very much :D
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