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by Caesar S
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Advice on how to best carve the attached image
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Advice on how to best carve the attached image

Wanted to clarify ... if you already have Illustrator you don't want to save as a bitmap at all. Illustrator saves its images as vector format which is what CAD/CAM programs need. Check if Illustrator can save your image as an .SVG file (scalable vector image), if so load it into MakerCam.com (free)...
by Caesar S
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: hello, world printing in portrait
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: hello, world printing in portrait

has anyone reversed an axis seems my z is backwards also tried the blue and green but it didn't like that. did not run even close to as smooth as the backward wiring Blue and green belong to separate coils. They won't reverse the direction of the motor. You'll want to swap black and green, or red a...
by Caesar S
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: hello, world printing in portrait
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: hello, world printing in portrait

We've all been there with you :D take a breather and come back to it tomorrow.

What specifically runs into what rail?

Also any chance you can post a video (e.g. from a cell phone)?
by Caesar S
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Advice on how to best carve the attached image
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Advice on how to best carve the attached image

The bear has always been granted to carry and bear arms. It was born with 2 to begin with :lol: I did a trace for giggles and attached the dxf file. This was done using InkScape, then exported as DXF to CamBam and exported once more to DXF (I like the clean DXF output of CamBam). InkScape is suffici...
by Caesar S
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: hello, world printing in portrait
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: hello, world printing in portrait

Ah, then this is the perpendicular direction already described above.

Exchange the X axis wiring with the Y axis wiring.

But before doing that, use the UGS to move the motors and confirm that X and Y axis are reversed.
by Caesar S
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: hello, world printing in portrait
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: hello, world printing in portrait

It's really very simple, the ShapeOko 2 text should go from left to right. The x gantry is the single axis going from left to right (with double beams). The y axis (there are 2 of them left and right), goes from front to back. The x gantry rides on top of the y axis. The z axis (where the pen is att...
by Caesar S
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Advice on how to best carve the attached image
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Advice on how to best carve the attached image

If you already use Illustrator (.ai files), MakerCam can open it readily.

The key is for the drawing to be in vector format instead of bitmap.

I believe Illustrator is a vector based, so you should be all set.
by Caesar S
Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Cambam Joining Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Cambam Joining Issue

Almost all of the DXF files I import have stacked lines. My trick is to use the Polyline -> Remove Overlaps and use a small threshold (say 0.01" or 0.025mm). Once the operation completes drag the selection off to a clear area, and delete what remains in the original area. The new drawing should be o...
by Caesar S
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Belt tensioning
Replies: 12
Views: 8792

Re: Belt tensioning

Another possibility is the pulley skipping teeth, which would feel like a consistent hammer, observe the belt on the pulley. If so, tensioning the belt might be a solution. It could also be the stepper motor skipping steps, you can feel this by holding the stepper motor while it's moving. If so, you...
by Caesar S
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: GrblGru: Engrave on curved surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: GrblGru: Engrave on curved surfaces

What type of bit is used? I'm thinking a round ball mill?