HeeksCAD is a CAD and CAM program that is free for Linux users. Define tool(s). • Menu Machining – Add new tool – Drill define name, diameter and offset to. I have started a tutorial series for HeeksCAD, and how to use it to make printable items for RepRap. It’s fully open source, and works quite well. Tutorial. The short version. You will need to create 2 pocket machining jobs from heeks – one as a roughing pass, and one as a finishing pass.

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Follow us on All times are GMT Free and open-source software portal. Ohh, also, what other objects would majual like to see modeled, and is there an issue with me using the RepRap parts as the “models”? HeeksCAD tutorial series Posted by spacexula. Why would there be? Do I need to do any work on the wiki for this, or should it stay separate?

HeeksCAD tutorial series

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. HeeksCAD tutorial series February 10, I know what they should do, so that’s partly just to see if my install isn’t quite right installed on Arch Linux from the user repository or if the program isn’t quite right.

Would love to see you do anything with contstraints hope I didn’t just miss these. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. I hate upsetting the Wiki gnomes!! Looks like there’s something wrong with my solver!


HeeksCAD tutorial series April 19, HeeksCAD tutorial series November 17, Newer Topic Older Topic. I posted links to the video on my blog. With the attach the toolpath will not go below the surface defined by the STL file. Plugins are available for Python scripting, milling and freeform surface modelling. Select the sketch and do a pocket operation Normally not using attach a pocket will just empty the area of the sketch, making it flat bottomed.

This sketch limits the area from where you want to remove material. Import the STL file and orient it. The attach operation do not influence the horizontal toolpath, only the hight I want to compile heekscad or use it on my linux ubuntu HeeksCAD tutorial series November 16, For example, these are used to define the drawing plane and the direction of an extrusion.

So i am guessing a revision change hid everything or i am just plain too dumb to figure it out.

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Jeekscad main thing i plan on doing is engraving and making some small front panels for enclosures, not a challenge when you can create a DXF file in Inkscape and open that direct in HeeksCNC and define all the operations, the workflow is actually really good for a free program. Hey, just watched through all these. Now, how in the world do you make it generate Gcode from an STL file??

Ok i am confused manuall all get out Edited 1 time s. I just can’t see how your supposed to work with STL files. Post over in the Heekscad wiki, dan is helpful, or go into cam on freenode irc repraplogphase.


Further geometric objects may be created by sweeping heekacad connecting 2D-shapes. The program can be extended with additional plugins. Thats not there in the software either.

Tags for this Thread camcam softwarechangecheapclickdxfdxf filesengravingfilesfreegcodeheekscncinkscapemachiningobjectonlineopenpanelsproblemprogramselectsoftwaresolidstlstl files. I was wrong again! Actually I went back and read the comments heekscae your post and someone posted a video with just that. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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I just didn’t turn on the “autosolve contstraints” option in the digitizing menu in the options panel. Use Attach operation 4.

This forum is powered by Phorum. Views Read Edit View history. Draw a sketch around the shape. I’m familiar with several other CAD programs like autocad megacad qcad sketchup instead of a video tutorial I prefer something that is written.

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Results 1 to 2 of 2. I can mabual the STL and it loads, the object shows up fine, but i can’t seem to get it to do anything from there.