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30 Apr 2011 23:31 #9524 by cwarner7_11
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OK, got it.

Charlie

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21 May 2011 12:05 - 21 May 2011 12:27 #9967 by drobbins
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what version of blender are you using this with?
I tried with 2.49b under windows and got an error about loading a dll
I also have blender 2.57 installed and am using python 2.6

Dave

edit: I see from reading the source it seems to be for version 2.43
any chance you might update it for the newer versions of blender?
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21 May 2011 17:37 #9977 by cwarner7_11
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I have been using Blender 2.49, and recently gave the latest version (2.57.1) a try- it is so confusing, and the documentation so poorly organized that it is virtually useless. The changes between Version 2.49 and 2.57 are as dramatic as a Microsoft version change, and definitely results in a degradation of productivity. I still have 2.49 installed, and will probably continue using that until sanity returns to the newer versions...

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21 May 2011 23:41 #9980 by drobbins
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the new version of blender definitely has a steep learning curve (but it's worth the work)
I'm new to cnc, just ordered a kit from buildyourcnc, so I'm in learning mode
what version of python do you have installed? my guess is that's my problem
I'm just trying to get the software toolchain working while I wait for my hardware t arrive

Dave

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22 May 2011 00:39 #9981 by cwarner7_11
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I have python 2.5, 2.6 and 3.5 installed- not sure which application uses which one, but, so far, haven't had any problems with conflicts.

For modeling, I find Salome ( www.salome-platform.org/ ) is much easier to use- promoted primarily as a front end to FEA analysis, but very powerful, and much easier to use than Blender. There is also BrlCAD ( brlcad.org ) or FreeCAD ( sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/free-cad/....php?title=Main_Page ), although documentation on FreeCAD leaves a little to be desired. I've done some things with Blender 2.49, but I just don't have the time (or, really the need) to wade through that jungle. The fact that Blender can output g-code directly is a possible advantage, but is it worth it?

I put together a bit of a paper on how to get from design to EMC2 that you might be interested in. It shows up as a blog here ( cr4.globalspec.com/blogentry/16801/OpenS...-CNC-From-CAD-to-FAB ), or can be downloaded in *.pdf from here ( www.researchgate.net/groups.GroupFileLoa...079d378c9e216ddbc4db ). You may pick up some pointers.

Charlie

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27 Jul 2011 11:42 - 01 Aug 2011 10:58 #11915 by yoyoek1
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new release :)
- path work manager
- pockets
- work direction visualisation
wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?GcodeGenerator



question, doubts, feedback ?
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