#linuxcnc-devel Logs

Sep 05 2018

#linuxcnc-devel Calendar

02:54 AM Jin|away is now known as Jin^eLD
02:56 AM Jin^eLD: mornin
06:17 AM jthornton: in the linuxcnc.org/dists what is trusty?
06:46 AM jthornton: never mind make docs is stuck in a circular error saying I don't have pango and cairo but apt-get install says I have the latest one
09:43 AM mozmck: jthornton: trusty is ubuntu 14.04
10:07 AM seb_kuzminsky: robustra: consider using the "linuxcnc" python module instead of linuxcncrsh, it's much easier to use
10:26 AM mozmck: seb_kuzminsky: I think he is making a remote gui
10:36 AM seb_kuzminsky: ah, in that case linuxcncrsh is a better option than the python module :-/
10:38 AM jthornton: mozmck: thanks
11:00 AM seb_kuzminsky: jepler: you played with occmodel a while back, right? how did you like it?
11:00 AM seb_kuzminsky: or was it pythonocc?
11:20 AM seb_kuzminsky: i'm finding openscad pretty usable. I like that i can diff the source code for my models, but the language is a little limited and awkward, and the viewer seems a little glitchy
11:21 AM seb_kuzminsky: and i miss some features i'm used to from graphical cad software, like selecting a face to work on, or easily chamfering an entire edge
11:25 AM Tom_L: for 3d prints or machining?
11:25 AM seb_kuzminsky: for 3d printing
11:26 AM Tom_L: that seems to be what most use for that i think
11:26 AM seb_kuzminsky: i've been doing all my modeling in freecad and solvespace up until a few days ago, but my first experience with openscad was quite positive
11:27 AM Tom_L: i'm not that wild about it but that's me
11:27 AM seb_kuzminsky: i can sure see how it's not for everyone...
11:28 AM Tom_L: having the software, if i need a print i'll do it in catia or sw and export it to stl
11:28 AM Tom_L: but it's hardly worth buying a seat for 3d printing
11:29 AM Tom_L: will freecad export stl?
11:29 AM Tom_L: it must if you've been using it
11:31 AM seb_kuzminsky: freecad does export stl, but i've been mostly using it in 2d mode
11:32 AM seb_kuzminsky: exporting 2d sketches as svg, and generating g-code from the svgs for my mill
11:36 AM Jin^eLD: I was using freecad a lot doing 2d sketches for laser cutting, but at some point gave up on it and switched to a free OnShape account (yeah, commercial, "evil cloud" but it's really a huge difference to FreeCAD)
11:37 AM jepler: seb_kuzminsky: I played with at least two python wrappers of opencascade.
11:37 AM jepler: seb_kuzminsky: I feel that opencascade is easy to anger and hard to appease
11:37 AM jepler: seb_kuzminsky: so in the end I went back to openscad
11:38 AM jepler: seb_kuzminsky: https://emergent.unpythonic.net/01501548515
11:39 AM jepler: and also https://emergent.unpythonic.net/01501986387
11:46 AM seb_kuzminsky: cool
11:46 AM seb_kuzminsky: and it's funny to me you show off the filleting :-)
12:48 PM jepler: it's a "just can't do that" of openscad
06:02 PM Jin^eLD is now known as Jin|away