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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For example, these are used to define the drawing plane and the direction of an extrusion. I posted links to the video on my blog. The time now is So i am guessing a revision change hid everything or i am just plain too dumb to figure it out. Looks like there’s something wrong with my solver!

Well, you’re a Wiki gnome. I just didn’t turn on the “autosolve contstraints” option in the digitizing menu in the options panel.

Why would there be? HeeksCAD makes extensive use of local coordinate systems. The program can be extended with additional plugins.

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Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum. Results 1 to 2 of 2. I can import the STL and it loads, the object shows up fine, but i can’t seem to get it to do anything from there. Click here to login. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Draw a sketch around the shape. With the attach the toolpath will not go below the surface defined by the STL file. I just can’t see how your supposed to work with STL files. Do I need to do any work on the wiki for this, or should it stay separate? HeeksCAD tutorial series Posted by spacexula. HeeksCAD tutorial series November 16, Follow us on All times are GMT Import the STL file and ehekscad it. Views Read Edit View history. Hey, just watched through all these.

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This forum is powered by Phorum. Tags for this Thread camcam softwarechangecheapclickdxfdxf filesengravingfilesfreegcodeheekscncinkscapemachiningobjectonlineopenpanelsproblemprogramselectsoftwaresolidstlstl files. HeeksCAD tutorial series April 19, This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat HeeksCAD tutorial series March 12, I want to jump straight forward to how do I There is a tutorial on youtube that I cannot find.

Thats not there in the software either. What do you think is the best thing to do? I was wrong again! Edited 1 time s. The attach operation do not influence the horizontal toolpath, only the hight Retrieved from ” https: Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Pages using Infobox software with unknown parameters. Use Attach operation 4. Actually I went back and read the comments on your post and someone posted a video with just that.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Ok i am confused as all get out Post over in the Heekscad wiki, dan is helpful, or go into cam on freenode irc repraplogphase.


I hate upsetting the Wiki gnomes!!

Would love to see you do anything with contstraints hope I didn’t just miss these. Now, how in the world do you make it generate Gcode from an STL file??

Plugins are available for Python scripting, milling and freeform surface modelling. Ohh, also, what other objects would you like to see modeled I would suggest either 1 parts for a marble race, pardon me, a “spherical transport mechanism”, 2 a “napkin sketch” for the prosthetic leg project, [ forums.

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HeeksCAD tutorial series May 22, Ohh, also, what other objects would you like to see modeled, and heekscaf there an issue with me using the RepRap parts as the “models”? April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

I want to compile heekscad or use it on my linux ubuntu HeeksCAD tutorial series Hsekscad 17, The options i have been seeing online, such as select the solid and right click it and add sketches isn’t even there, nor is click on new machining operation and select 3d object.