Cnc Code Maker - 2D CAD/CAM
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- 03-03-2010 #1
I'm pleased to announce the (pre)release of "Cnc Code Maker", a small, simple and FREE 2D CAD/CAM software. It's made with a user-friendly way to be easy to use and understand. It's not as powerful as commercial CAD/CAM programs, but used as a tool when manually creating CNC programs it will be very handy.
It is at the moment in beta stage and the website is somewhat rough.
Read more about it here: http://www.cncsimple.com
- 04-03-2010 #2
Congrats on the new release and all the best for the future developments. What flavour does it come in? Winbimbos or the proper platform Linux?If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
- 04-03-2010 #3
Windoze unfortunatly, but if people nag hard enough I could probably give a shot at trying tpo port it. It is after all written in Delphi, and should be possible to compile it in Kylix (never tried it )
- 04-03-2010 #4
If you can build a Deb package that would be great, i will have a go at running it in Vitualbox on XP (linux looking after little windows :-)).If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
- 04-03-2010 #5
Just to let you now it all installed fine on XP SP3 on Virtualbox and all worked straight out the box. Took a couple of minutes to realise th need to use the CTRL key for drawing but first impression looks very good. Well done:clap:If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
- 04-03-2010 #6
Thank you for the feedback, that's good to hear. :)
Yes, I really need to write a short "quick-start" guide... I'v got a small video recorded (Xvid) here, that just shows the general flow:
Right-clicking will bring up the value input box (if a value needs to be entered), holding control will let ju sketch points.
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- 04-03-2010 #7
For you're record
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10
Duel Core Celeron
Virtualbox 3.0.8_OSE r53138 (On this Windows XP SP3) - Config is 1 Proc, 10GB disk, 12MB graphics (3D acceleration disabled), 192MB RamIf the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
- 06-03-2010 #8
There's been a few updates of the program and I've made a few videos that I've dumped on youtube.
- 19-03-2010 #9
Just an update. The software has evolved somewhat in the last 2 weeks.
Cnc Code Maker now got a User-defined cycle, which can be adjusted (through the post-processor) to work with built-in cycles in the controls. (for example G71, G72 etc in Fanuc Lathes). There's an experimental post-processor supplied.
There's also a (currently only Milling) contour cycle operation, with automatic entry/exit.
Here's a link to a few YouTube videos: Videos
This is the fix-list(s) from the last two weeks:
* Entry/Exit revamped * Added a Parameter box for the Entry/Exit * Fixed the mouse pointer jump on Mouse-wheel zoom in. * Fixed messages for dimension * Added some missing icons to the menu * Added the modified menu (not done) * Fixed a misspelled XML entry. * Fixed a bug where it would soft-crash if the file were missing on open. * Major rewrite of tool-path generation/handling. * Added "NC operations" * Added "New operation" button, for manual Operations * Added "Contour operation" with depth-cuts, automatic entry/exit and automatic Machine cutter compensation. * Fixed a bug in Manual Entry * Added stuff in the post-processor. * Added depth output on tool-path drawing * Added Layers * Added confirmation on tool-path clear * Added Eob in the Post-processor engine ([MACHINE] - EOB ) * Now the NC text box scrolls to the bottom when new tool-paths are added. * Redesigned Layers (Hold Control and click to make active) * Fixed missing associations when hovering center-point and mid-point * Fixed the circular bug in NC Auto-route * Added Offset contour (yet limited, no arc support). See the example here: http://www.cncsimple.com/forum/index.php?topic=5.msg68#msg68 * Fixed the icon and text for the function move between layers * Fixed a bug where the Save menu, icon always asked for a filename. * Fixed a bug where the Free block didn't immediately appear in code window * Remade Auto-route tool-path to use the new chain select function. It's not 100% working as intended yet (the chain select). * Fixed some various stuff in the post-processor engine. * Changed some incorrect text in the Contour operation, and offset contour. * Fix a bug where the hovered lines/arc didn't highlight when chain-selecting. * Added Custom cycle operation. * Added a bunch new variables in the postprocessor * Added [USERCYCLE] + more in the postprocessor * Added User defined messages for the Custom Cycle operation in the postprocessor * Remade the Condition check in the post-processor (Was "? VALUE>1, n, Do Stuff", is "IF VALUE > 1 THEN n, Do stuff") * Added the user cycle to the file format (Load/save) * Added an experimental Fanuc 0T Lathe post (New post-stuff in it, check it out if interested) * Added experimental incremental coordinates (iX, iY, iZ) * Added a bunch of missing variables comparing in the post-processor engine * Added a bunch of missing variables updates in the post-processor engine * Fixed a selection bug * Added a tolerance in the chain-select function * Fixed some DXF Layer errors (still need to overhaul the DXF layers) * Fixed Trim 2 Lines to work as intended (line -arc, arc-arc still bugged) * Fixed the issue that made Auto-route to spit out doubles. * Fixed the issue that made Contour Operation to spit out doubles. * Fixed the issue that made Custom cycle to spit out doubles. * Fixed some missing stuff and typos in the Iso mill posts processors. * Added file associations in the setup program. * Remove the automatic new operation when you make a Custom cycle (allows you to do entry/exits w/o issues) * Fixed a bug that the I, J, K & R values weren't assigned their correct value in the custom cycle (in post-processor engine) * Fixed a forgotten coordinate in the end block of the custom cycle. It shouldn't really matter, but it looked bad graphics-wise. Save files could still display it the wrong way. + more
The first release is getting closer.
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