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    Default Problem making paths in Freemill (Visual Mill)

    Hello.
    I'm trying to make g-code using Freemill on a step-file.
    I've made the step-file in FreeCAD.

    Step 1: I load the file into Freemill.
    Step 2: Z is upwards so the coordinate system is ok.
    Step 3: I'm not interested in the boundaries at this time, only the pocket in the middle so I set 0 offset.
    Step 4: The pocket is 20mm deep so a 30mm flute tool should be ok?
    Step 5: I guess the speeds really don't matter at this point as this is just to generate the path.
    Step 6: Toolpath display. Stepover is 1mm in horizontal direction, but in Z direction it takes all in one cut. How can I change this?
    Step 7: I can't see anything useful here, can you?
    Step 8: Loaded the output file into UCCNC to see how it turned out.

    Is it possible to make this work in Freemill?
    If not, are there some free CAM programs that can do things like this?

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    Default Re: Problem making paths in Freemill (Visual Mill)

    Hy Buoyen,

    Not free, but I would recomend you check out CamBam.

    I use Geomagic (Alibre) and ViualCam Professional for Geomagic, but I have a licenced copy of CamBam, that I still use now and then.

    Nick.



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    Default Re: Problem making paths in Freemill (Visual Mill)

    Step 6: Toolpath display. Stepover is 1mm in horizontal direction, but in Z direction it takes all in one cut. How can I change this?
    It's been a few years since I've used Freemill, but it doesn't do multiple passes. It's a limitation due to it being free.

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    Default Re: Problem making paths in Freemill (Visual Mill)

    You could very easily edit the gcode to turn the profile moves into a sub-routine with the main body being the machine setup codes and your Z moves

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