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    [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    Your machine 3D visualization is possible since version 20020-03-24.



    Machine 3D definition is made with 3dObj.txt file. Samples folder contain profile from which image above is taken.
    It is possible to use simple objects like cuboid, cylinder, sphere or STL files.

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    Re: [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    I got several question how to make this work.
    Everything is in 3dObj.txt file. This is actually xml file with machine definition. If you copy this file to your profile folder you will see machine like in screenshots above.
    And make sure you have menu option "View/Show/Objects" checked.

    We plan to make better tutorial for this. It is also possible to use stl files of your actual machine.

    Until then, ask questions here and please share, what you learned and made with others.

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    Re: [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    I've just tried the sample machine (router) simulation and although I have a lathe, it still delivers a great representation of the movement and relative position of cutter/machine/workpiece. Very useful indeed.

    I could easily create STL files of my machine, but how would I integrate them into the 3dObj.txt file?

    For now I'll play with a copy of the original 3dObj.txt file and see if I can edit out a few irrelevant objects and alter what is left.

    Thanks for this.

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    Re: [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    Here is an example for STL files.

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    Re: [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    Managed to make some progress with my lathe but I need to experiment more with how to get the saddle & cross slide to stay together as a unit as they move (see second & third pic), as the workpiece is always in the same position relative to the spindle which is a bit different to a milling machine.

    Good fun though!

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    Re: [TNGv2] - Machine 3D visualization

    Nice feature, but I am dumb and understand nothing just by looking at examples.
    Any chance for a tutorial?

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