GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by Will Winder » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:00 pm

@veng1 it looks like f-engrave has a "disable variables" option: http://www.scorchworks.com/Blog/using-f ... with-grbl/
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by veng1 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:26 pm

I see the following:

The replaceable variables are not causing an error that I can see.

It appears that Import NC gives text that is probably the correct size while Load NC is much smaller. Probably the settings box where mm is unchecked is being ignored. F-Engrave seems to default to inches and I left it that way for no real good reason.

I did not find a check box or other ability to to stop on error which I am getting. Most likely due to my set-up error.

I do not see the laser beam. Is there a way to turn it on?

F-Engrave DOES have a disable variables option. I did not see much difference in the output files at a quick look. I had also understood that one of the goals of GrblGru was to import F-Engrave files at its "best". If that is not the case, I'll make what ever changes are required to set it to work but at this point I'm merely trying to report what I see. No criticism or value judgement is intended.

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:00 pm

@veng1
I have loaded your file and for me all looks very fine. So we must look for some details. I hope you continue give me the chance to find the error. I am sure that it is only one simple thing, maybe some setting or whatever. For that I created a separate paper with a lot of screenshots. It would be very fine if you compare them with yours.
Unfortunately the upload is limited and I must save the pdf on my dropbox.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/95vp8rq5n8sj1 ... 1.pdf?dl=0

@WillAdams
Thanks Will for your information. I have a short look into at all these commands. Of course I can't implement them all, but I can try to realize some important one.
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:05 pm

The new version GrblGru V1.36 is as usual available at https://goo.gl/quFpdZ
I'm pleased to provide a new CAM-function to cut out automatically pieces, which are defined in a 2D-drawing (dxf or svg)

Especially for newbies (and I am one of them) it's very difficult to decide which from the 1000 programs are necessary to do the first milling job. If you use GrblGru the answer is very simple. You need only a 2D-editor and GrblGru. That's all !
GrblGru contains base function from CAD, CAM, a full 3D-Simulation and also a GCode sender for Grbl and tinyG. There is no need to switch from one program to another. Of course the program is young and some function are missing, but it's free and I have a lot of ideas to improve it.

See the attached video which is showing the simple way of cutting out a wooden gear for a clock from thread http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=6186)

Have fun with GrblGru

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:45 pm

New version GrblGru V1.37 is as usual available at https://goo.gl/quFpdZ

Added a new function, which makes it possible to drill very fast simple holes w/o the need of CAD/CAM construction. All process parameters, such as speed and infeed can be selected.


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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:29 pm

A new version GrblGru V1.38 is as usual available at https://goo.gl/quFpdZ

I have picked up an old idea from Will Adams, who was looking for a program to merge several 2D-Layer for his cigar box tool kit. So, I call this new function 'Sandwich-Maker'. All lines from an 2D drawing can be lifted to a chosen height. This is a very simple way to create 2.5D object from 2D drawings.

The video shows the making of a door plate STL for your Workshop. Sorry, to still show you the old S2-model, but it seems that there are some problems with the publication of the 3D-model from the new ShapeOko S3.

What comes next ?
Of course the next step must be the generating of G-Code from given STL's like the door plate. But this is a lot stuff, and I need time for that. Also I have started to design a cheap DIY 4-axis. Hope that I can present it here soon.

Have fun with GrblGru.

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:51 pm

As usual I would like to inform you about a new GrblGru version V1.44 ( available at https://goo.gl/quFpdZ )

I've investigated the last time again into the GrblGru lathe mode. A lot of improvements like 'Smart clearance' and 'Tool width compensation' have been made.



The next program extensions will be again for the milling machines.

Have fun with GrblGru
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by GrblGru » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:20 pm

Only for woodturning lover: A small addition to my last post.

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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by AnonymousPerson » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:21 pm

Just downloaded this to take a look. The setup.exe approach seems a bit messy (I'm a software guy too :>).

Out of curiosity, did you write your own packaging utility, or is it a third party one?

I'm familiar with packaging stuff using NSIS:

http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page

If it would help, I could probably create a scripted installer for you using that. To package new releases, you would just run the packaging script. It creates a single .exe that does the full installation. (better yet, I should look into something that creates .msi files... I've just never bothered :>)
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Re: GrblGru = Free 3D-Simulation for ShapeOko2

Post by AnonymousPerson » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:29 pm

GrblGru wrote:As usual I would like to inform you about a new GrblGru version V1.44 ( available at https://goo.gl/quFpdZ )
Is this the correct place to do bug reports?

If so, this popped up when I clicked on Help → OpenSCAD Manual:
grblgru crash 1.png
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I'll send the full error message to you via PM. It's pretty long. ;)
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