Creating g-code with BoardCAD 2.1

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    grogger13
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    Im trying to put the g-code into a cnc machine but it doesnt say what the dimensions of the flattercutter.stl are so I dont know what scaling I need to apply. Through some guessing from the outline I have estimated it has approximately a 46.35mm diameter.
    Do you have information on the default cutters available inside boardcad? Types? Dimensions?

    Excuse my ignorance if this is something obvious but since I don’t understand java webstart applications very well I need some help figuring it out.

    #4369

    grogger13
    Member

    I posted that question a while ago but figure I might as well answer it for anyone who was confused like me.

    I was looking at the scaling factors in the .properties file when i asked the question cause I couldn’t find any dimensions. Once i looked through the deck cut file i found the cutter dimensions called out inside the script. It doesnt appear that the scaling settings in the properties file are used.

    #4370

    Anonymous

    go to your shapebot file, shapebot deck has the dimension of the cutter.

    you need to put your shapebot.propertie “define cutter” flatcutter.stl

    and in your shapebot3deck.py :
    # Start of Cutter Creation Code
    # Create a cutter
    # Uncomment code below the cutter description to make a cutter active
    # Comment out all other cutters code below their descriptions

    #Boardcad Dedicated FlatCutter
    cutter=boardcam.cutters.FlatCutter()
    cutter.setRadius(6.33)

    the dimesion (6.33)is half the radious. if ur cutter is 15mm you will put 12.5 where the 6.33 is

    cheers

    #4371

    killeyamily
    Member

    I downloaded the software and it is difficult for me to use it. Of course, I am very new to this. But, the software is amazing.

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