Looking forwards to the plating screen working. I see it even mentions tabs
I just cut my first Grasshopp
er! Hope to test it soon, after making the plates. Made another sacrifice to the tool gods, my tool change location was in a straight line between a hold down and a first cut
I noticed a couple items. The left and right links are at diagonal angles. To save material I angled the blanks and jogged around the part to make sure they fit, but if it's easy to change them so they align with either the x or y axis it might be helpful.
I'm not sure how to make bigger shaft holes for bearings (or smaller holes for shafts) without editing the dxfs, since it doesn't look like you can generate gcode for the parts one at a time. Is there a way?
Cutting shafts with line segments sure generates a lot of lines of code. The compactne
ss of arcs, and letting the machine controlle
r pick the segment size just, well, seems better. Is an option for using G2/G3 instead easy enough to be reasonabl
Thanks for Grasshopp
ers, Art! Between being all thumbs and poorly developed CAD skills (the pencil and t-square generatio
n...) there's no way I'd have been able to make one without GM. Can't wait to see what happens next.