GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

GrblGru
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:41 pm

Again I would like to inform you about a new GrblGru version V3.5.

I've improved the slicer function. With the new 'Multi Cut' mode now it's also possible to slice STL objects into many layers.
If you are still looking for some Halloween stuff, maybe it's interesting for you to see in the attached video, how you can build a 'pumpkin mask' for your kids with the slicer.

Have fun with GrblGru

My workflow: Only a 2D-editor and GrblGru, that's it
Free download from https://GrblGru.com
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cnc4free
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by cnc4free » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:27 am

Hi there,

just to say great work on the slicer improvements... much better than previous version and has cured some issues I'd experienced with sllicing larger objects. Multi-slice is very useful too...

Also just thought I'd mention my GrblGru overview video is now online at my YouTube channel... hopefully you will see some interest in GrblGru from this.. the link is below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ0riDz8dTc

Best regards

Danny

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:48 pm

Danny, I'm very proud to see my little program in a row with all the other great programs on your youtube channel.
Just let me say that this is a big encouragement for me to do my very best to continue to develop and improve GrblGru.
Thanks a lot !
My workflow: Only a 2D-editor and GrblGru, that's it
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:34 pm

In the new GrblGru version I've reworked the DXF templates, especially the gear template.
So the main topic of version V3.6. is the involute profile and the way to build a planetary gear set.

Planetary gears are very interesting. Because it's not possible to show all details in a short video,
I recommend to build the gear set by your self. I've attached a normal dxf file with all parts.
So, you can use your favorite CAM program to carve the gears. I promise that you'll be excited when you turn the sun gear and see how it works.

If you like to know how to design a gear with a beer can (without any help from a program), have a look to the attached video.


Have fun with GrblGru

Attachments
PlanetaryGearSet.7z
DXF file. Please unzip and note that all is in metric units
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:45 pm

A new GrblGru version V3.7.0 is available at my dropbox. https://goo.gl/quFpdZ
I've changed a lot of small things in the milling mode.
So for example, now it's possible to choose one of the new tab (bridges) style (SQUARE, TRIANGLE or ROUND)
Hope that especially the ROUND style will bring smoothly movements during milling the tabs.
Also the starting position of each path is freely selectable now.
Last not least I've completed the box generating template.
If you like to watch the video, you can see the special features.

I wish you all a peaceful Xmas

My workflow: Only a 2D-editor and GrblGru, that's it
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cesare58
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by cesare58 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:09 pm

Excellent as usual!
My Best Season Greetings.
Cesare

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:43 pm

Just like to inform your about a little extension for the 'Box Generator'.
In GrblGru V3.8 (download: https://goo.gl/quFpdZ) now it's also possible to create sloping boxes. :)

Image 1.jpg
Sloping box, created with 'corner overcut' function
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:59 pm

It's time again for some news in the lathe mode of GrblGru.
The new version V3.9.0 provides a solution for copying pieces without any expensive 'Lathe Copy Attachments'.

The piece, you like to duplicate, will be scanned by a simple DIY touch probe. After that the scan points will be used to create an DXF.
The DXF can be loaded into GrblGru to create a milling job.
The little video shows how to duplicate a screwdriver tool knob, from scanning until milling.

Have fun with GrblGru

My workflow: Only a 2D-editor and GrblGru, that's it
Free download from https://GrblGru.com
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:19 pm

Release note GrblGru V3.10

Recently Grbl has released the great new version V1.1. It provides a lot of new features.
In GrblGru V3.10. I've made the needed adaptations now.
In the attached video I've tried to document step by step the way to use GrblGru as free G-Code-Sender for grbl v1.1
This includes all necessary steps from upload the Grbl-hex-file to the Arduino board until activating the new single step mode in GrblGru.

I hope this will give especially folks, who start working with CNC, a quick overview about this interesting topic.

Have fun with GrblGru

My workflow: Only a 2D-editor and GrblGru, that's it
Free download from https://GrblGru.com
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TennesseePIlot
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by TennesseePIlot » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Hello, I have installed GrblGru version 2.9.1 and am using it with the TinyG. I have looked under "Extras/Settings" for "Metrics" in order to change units from mm to inches and I can not find it. Has that item been removed. I can find it in earlier releases and it seems to work. Current version works fine when I load a CN file(inches) and send it to the TinyG.
Jerry

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