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    Pretty much all the CAD Extras features are now...

    Pretty much all the CAD Extras features are now part of the 0.9.8N core functionality, so the plugin is not needed for the new version.

    For example, Mirror is now in Edit - Transform - Mirror.
    ...
  2. Thread: Out Of Memory.

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    Hello Dougal, I hope you got my email reply. ...

    Hello Dougal,

    I hope you got my email reply. I will post a follow up here, just in case any one else runs into this problem.

    The problem occurs when using a spiral lead in move, where the ramp...
  3. Thread: Out Of Memory.

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    Hello Dougal, What sort of machining operation...

    Hello Dougal,

    What sort of machining operation are you trying?

    If it is a 3D finishing operation, using a too fine stepover or resolution property can result in an out of memory error.
    ...
  4. Thread: Tool Libraries

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    If you save your tool library information from...

    If you save your tool library information from Excel ... or other program, into a text (.CSV) file, this reference article may help...

    CamBam reference library - Tool Library Automation

    This...
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    Hello Miles, I am treating the drill operation...

    Hello Miles,

    I am treating the drill operation ignoring the start point as a bug. Start point works with all other machining operations but the drill op is using the first selected drawing object...
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    Hello George, The new 0.9.8N releases have a...

    Hello George,

    The new 0.9.8N releases have a new feature that displays small corner markers at the extremities of the shapes you select.
    If you select a circle shape it may be easier to see what...
  7. I would go the other way ... increase the...

    I would go the other way ... increase the tolerance to 0.001, maybe even a little higher 0.01.

    The arc fit tolerance is the maximum allowed error between a fitted arc and the source line segments....
  8. Select the 'System' tab (This is next to the top...

    Select the 'System' tab (This is next to the top of the drawing tree tab).

    Open up the 'Post Processors' group.

    Select the post processor in use.
    If you haven't selected a different post in...
  9. If you use different tool numbers in your...

    If you use different tool numbers in your drawing, CamBam will automatically insert tool change commands when the tool number changes between machining operations.

    You can customize the tool...
  10. Hi Chris, You *can* avoid arcs... in the post...

    Hi Chris,

    You *can* avoid arcs... in the post processor definition, there is a property 'Arc Output', which you can set to 'Convert To Lines'. This will force all G2/G3 moves to be replaces by a...
  11. Nice one! Here is something I made with the...

    Nice one!
    Here is something I made with the gear generator...
    CamBam made Klann linkage walking crab robot

    You might also be interested in a new python script I've uploaded for animating gear...
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    If the Haas is rejecting the arc moves, then my...

    If the Haas is rejecting the arc moves, then my suspicion would be that the arc center mode is incorrect.

    In CamBam, under the the Machining object properties you can set Arc Center Mode to...
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    If you have a separate machining operation for...

    If you have a separate machining operation for each feature, you can also right click on the machining operation and select 'Produce gcode'.

    This will create a g-code file for just that machining...
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    CamBam wasn't really designed to machine outside...

    CamBam wasn't really designed to machine outside the XY plane, so it can be a bit fiddly but it is possible.

    The recommended method is to draw the part in the XY plane, then base an engraving or...
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    If you set the 'Optimisation Mode' to 'None',...

    If you set the 'Optimisation Mode' to 'None', then the direction of the source polylines will control the milling direction, otherwise actions like 'Reverse' may not change things if the optimiser...
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    Another option is to leave the drawing objects...

    Another option is to leave the drawing objects where they are.
    Then right click the Machining or Part object in the drawing tree and choose
    'Set machining origin'.

    You can then click on your...
  17. Thread: G code error

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    Hello Terry, Hopefully this will help......

    Hello Terry,

    Hopefully this will help...
    CamBam CNC Software - FAQ

    Basically the arc commands G2/G3 have two ways of passing the arc center coordinates (I & J).
    There is no "standard" way of...
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    It can be reasonably painless if you stick to...

    It can be reasonably painless if you stick to this...

    For an XP box, just install the .NET 3.5 framework....

    Download: .NET Framework 3.5 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

    This...
  19. Inside corners can sometimes be a problem. For...

    Inside corners can sometimes be a problem. For example if you have a square inlay, the matching square pocket will tend to have rounded corners (as the tool diameter can not cut right into the...
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    Hi Joe, CamBam doesn't provide a V engraving...

    Hi Joe,

    CamBam doesn't provide a V engraving operation as such, but has many workarounds for common problems.

    The engraving machine operation is a great general purpose operation,as it will...
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    The main place for CamBam video tutorials is...

    The main place for CamBam video tutorials is here:

    CamBam CNC Software - Video Tutorials

    There are also a number of user created videos available on the CamBam forum.

    CamBam - Index

    More...
  22. Thread: Square corners

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    One feature that may help: In CamBam, from the...

    One feature that may help:
    In CamBam, from the View menu 'Show cut widths'.

    This will show the width of the cutter as a shaded area as it moves along the toolpath. The shaded area shows the...
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    I have just uploaded some revised documentation...

    I have just uploaded some revised documentation to the CamBam website which contains an updated tutorial on the 3D machining operations.

    CamBam 0.9.8 documentation - 3D Profile

    This is similar...
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    There is a VBScript here which will invert faces...

    There is a VBScript here which will invert faces of of selected meshes in CamBam...

    CamBam reference library - Invert3D

    ...and a bit of help on running scripts here...

    CamBam reference...
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    I think inkscape uses a fixed drawing units...

    I think inkscape uses a fixed drawing units (regardless of how your drawing is set up).

    I haven't looked at this for a while, but I recall switcher wrote an improved DXF exporter (and also has...
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