Generating Arcs in Gedit

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04 Sep 2014 22:20 #50764 by BigJohnT
I just incorporated Sebastian Jardi Estadella's addition into Arc Buddy 1.5. Finally it might be useful to someone. You can add it to Gedit Tools and when hand writing code open it up to generate the G code for an arc.

wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Simple...Generators#Arc_Buddy

Enjoy
JT
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06 Sep 2014 23:52 #50853 by Rick G
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Hey John,

That is pretty neat, I will have to give it a try.

Rick G

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07 Sep 2014 01:16 #50860 by BigJohnT
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I uploaded 1.6 this morning with a couple of small improvements. I drew out a quick sketch on some paper with some radius corners and in less than 2 minutes I had running G code! I'm impressed that Arc Buddy actually can do something useful now. All I had to add was the Z down and up moves and any positioning moves and I was done.

JT
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07 Sep 2014 14:09 #50876 by Rick G
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Just tried 1.6, looks good!
Thanks for the steps to configure and add it to gEdit.

Rick G

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07 Sep 2014 22:47 - 07 Sep 2014 22:50 #50889 by ArcEye
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Well done JT, now have it working.

For info, the process with Debian is not quite as easy as Ubuntu.

First you have to fetch gedit, it is not installed by default.
Then install the package gedit-plugins

Go to Edit > Preferences > Plugins and enable External Tools

Close gedit and re-open and choose Tools > Manage External Tools

Now the rub

The dialog looks just like the snippets manager, but I was unable to add any commands.
As I will never use gedit to launch a terminal, I edited that command to open arcbuddy and changed the Output field to 'Insert at cursor position'

Now it works

regards

PS
Naughty naughty, someone has been using Satans software! The file is littered with ^Ms :laugh:
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08 Sep 2014 01:06 #50894 by BigJohnT
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Which file?

JT

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08 Sep 2014 01:47 #50895 by ArcEye
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BigJohnT wrote: Which file?

JT


The arcbuddy-xxx.py file

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15 Dec 2014 22:02 - 15 Dec 2014 22:04 #54021 by BigJohnT
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I've made some improvements including a name change to Arc Generator. Now one for Mills and one for front tool Lathes. I find it quite easy to generate a path with arcs using this tool.





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JT
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