Diving into Preferences, Job Templates, and Setup Sheets. Learn how to fine tune your Path workflow for maximum awesome.
New video tutorial series for FreeCAD Path workbench
FreeCAD version 17 is almost ready to be released. It will have a thoroughly overhauled CAM workbench called ‘Path’. I’ve done some videos and posts about this workbench over the last year or so and it has come a long way. I’m starting a new video tutorial series which will be more thorough and give…
Using FreeCAD to engrave on a rotary axis.
FreeCAD Path doesn’t have a 4th Axis operation (yet) but certain kinds of things should still be possible. For example, engraving or pocketing on a cylindrical surface. I’ve seen other software, both open-source and commercial, that allow the user to map a linear axis to a rotary axis. I decided to try writing a ‘Dressup’…
First steps toward simulation in Path
User Shaise has been doing some very cool stuff simulating Path operations. Check out the video to see an example
A little bit about Path Start Points.
Adding support for Arch Panels in FreeCAD Path.
A lot of projects include multiple parts made from a single sheet of uniform material – like a sheet of plywood. This causes some trouble in a CAD/CAM application You want to keep your overall model/assembly intact, but the build assembly isn’t the same as the cutting layout. You need to translate and rotate parts…
Introduction to Creating FreeCAD Paths with Python
This is a multi-part series that demonstrates how custom paths can be created using a python macro in FreeCAD Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 final macro: https://gist.github.com/sliptonic/c3b35a5a9f1afdf2d3f2b4886375dc33
Introduction to the DogBone Dressup
Dogbone dressup modifies inside-corner cuts to remove material missed by a cylindrical cutter.
Introduction to Path Mill-Face Operation
Mill Facing adds additional functionality to the FreeCAD Path Workbench.
Introduction to Path Contour Operation
For users of Path Workbench in FreeCAD, here’s an introduction to the Contour Operation