I’ve started a short series making a very simple four-part acrylic box. This is a good beginner project that touches on several different parts of FreeCAD including an add-on workbench for assembly.
Video Series Part 7 (Preferences) is out
Diving into Preferences, Job Templates, and Setup Sheets. Learn how to fine tune your Path workflow for maximum awesome.
No Secrets: Open-source CAM Application Bares All
Note: The following article appeared in Digital Machinist Volume 5 No. 3 Fall 2010. HeeksCAD has continued to mature since then. The current user interface may vary significantly from the images below. No Secrets: Open-source CAM application bares all. In the opening scene of the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, explorers come upon…
Custom Grippers – Model simulation in HeeksCAD!
I really love HeeksCAD as a design tool. There’s a lot of features that are hidden like easter eggs and a new one got added today. This isn’t an obvious feature so I made a little youtube video to show how it can be used.
HeeksCNC sample files
I’ve been making some sample files for the basic operations in HeeksCNC. I’ll have one for profiling, pocketing, etc and I’ll upload the .heeks files to the wiki. Here’s a link. Maybe this will help newbies learn HeeksCNC a bit easier or maybe they’ll be useful for testing new features.