Routout CNC – Free CAD/CAM Software
#Routout #CNC is a free #CAD #CAM software. Within the Routout CNC Viewer software this will allow you to create FL files and import HPGL, DXF and G – Code files for editing or converting, from Corel Draw, AutoCAD etc. These files are then sent to the Routout Manager where they will be processed and sent down the LPT port to your potter / router.
Smallest unit in KiCAD is 1 nm. This is (1/1 000 000)-th of millimeter.
Quite precise for PCB design. For comparison the popular Eagle CAD base unit is 1 um which is 1000 times bigger, so KiCAD uses 1000 times more precise metrics than Eagle.
via olimex blog.
#HowTo use #Inkscape to #3DPrinting
Inkscape is a magnificent open source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.It is used for many purposes like designing icons, textures, cartoons, graphics, etc, but did you know that you can now print what you draw in Inkscape on 3D? Thanks to TinkerCAD you can!First thing you need to do is draw something on Inkscape.
Follow this guide: How to use Inkscape to print 3D | Opensource.com
You can now program any Atmel or Arduino board directly from inside ChiliPeppr. You need Serial Port JSON Server v1.83 or higher to have this feature be available. It works on Windows, Mac, or Linux including the Raspberry Pi.
#CamBam #CAM Software for #CNC
CamBam is an application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.
- CamBam currently supports the following:
- Reading from and writing to 2D DXF files.
- 2.5D profiling machine operations with auto-tab support
- 2.5D pocketing operations with auto island detection
- Drilling (Normal,Peck,Spiral Milling and Custom Scripts)
- True Type Font (TTF) text manipulation and outline (glyph) extraction.
- Conversion of bitmaps to heightmaps
- 3D geometry import from STL, 3DS and RAW files
- 3D waterline and scanline machining operations
- Extendable through user written plugins and scripts
Shareware: CamBam will work 40 free and fully functional evaluation sessions. After this time CamBam will still produce around 500 lines of gcode so you can continue to evaluate and run small jobs.
Link to Site: CamBam CNC Software.
#BoxMaker Open Source Web App for #Box Template Generation
BoxMaker is simple and easy to setup and use web app
Enter the dimensions and app will generate a PDF you can use to cut a notched box on a laser-cutter.
Github Link: https://github.com/rahulbot/boxmaker-website
#Inkscape Extension for #Box Template Generation
The tool works by generating a drawing of the pieces of the box with the tab and hole size corrected to account for the kerf (width of cut), these pieces are composed of sides, each side being a discreet object, to move a piece in the drawing the edges need to be grouped together.
Making a Box is Simple: Enter the dimensions, prefered tab width, material thickness and cut width. Then click Apply.
Site Link: Maker – Tabbed Box Maker.
#MakerCase – Easy and Customization #Laser Cut Box/Case Design Generator
MakerCase is a web-based application for designing laser-cut project cases, runs in a web browser and automatically generates a blueprint for laser cutting based on the users specifications. The user enters the desired case dimensions and material thickness, and
MakerCase lets users create cases with flat edges or interlocking edges using finger joints or t-slots for retaining nuts and bolts.
MakerCase automatically generates a three-dimensional model of the case that can be freely rotated.
When the case design is complete, the MakerCase flattens the three-dimensional model into blueprint and generates an SVG file that can be sent directly to a laser cutter. For cutting, MakerCase can be configured to compensate for the beam width of the laser and convert any engraved text into vector paths.
Site Link: MakerCase – Easy Laser Cut Case Design.