freeCAD designs done. Use it's path workbench or... ?

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ibuildiplay
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freeCAD designs done. Use it's path workbench or... ?

Post by ibuildiplay » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:18 pm

Just moved off of using inkscape & Carbide Create in favor of freeCAD. Loving it, much more efficient for me, but I'm not sure what the best work flow is now.

It seems shapeoko users are exporting their CAD designs for use in a different CAM tool (e.g. heekscam) to get the final gcode however. Is there a reason for this since freeCAD can do CAM (path workbench) now?

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Re: freeCAD designs done. Use it's path workbench or... ?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:25 pm

The Path Workbench is a fairly recent development in FreeCAD --- I'm pretty sure most folks who were exporting DXFs from it before wouldn't've if it'd been available.
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Re: freeCAD designs done. Use it's path workbench or... ?

Post by ibuildiplay » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:51 pm

Awesome, thanks! That's kinda what I thought.

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