HeeksCAD is a CAD and CAM program that is free for Linux users. Define tool(s). • Menu Machining – Add new tool – Drill define name, diameter and offset to. I have started a tutorial series for HeeksCAD, and how to use it to make printable items for RepRap. It’s fully open source, and works quite well. Tutorial. The short version. You will need to create 2 pocket machining jobs from heeks – one as a roughing pass, and one as a finishing pass.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Why would there be? I hate upsetting the Wiki gnomes!! The options i have been seeing online, such as select the solid and right click it and add sketches isn’t even there, nor is click on new machining operation and select 3d object. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Actually I went back and read the comments on your post and someone posted a video with just that.

HeeksCAD tutorial series February 10, So i am guessing a revision change hid everything or i am just plain too dumb to figure it out. Use Attach operation 4.


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HeeksCAD tutorial series May 22, It’s fully open source, and works quite well. Ohh, also, what other objects would you like to see modeled, and is there an issue with me using the RepRap parts as the “models”?

I posted links to the video on my blog. Ok i am confused as all get out The program can be extended with additional plugins.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thats not there in the software either. The attach operation do not influence the horizontal toolpath, only the hight Draw a sketch around the heeksczd. This sketch limits the area from where you want to remove material.

I want to compile heekscad or heekzcad it on my linux ubuntu I just didn’t turn on the “autosolve contstraints” option in the digitizing menu in the options panel. Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

I’m familiar with several other CAD programs like autocad megacad qcad sketchup instead of a video tutorial I prefer something that is written. What do you think is the best thing to do?

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. I can import the STL and it loads, the object shows up fine, but i can’t seem to get it to do anything from there. There is a tutorial on youtube that I cannot find.


Newer Topic Older Topic. Well, you’re a Wiki gnome.

Looks like there’s something wrong with my solver! Follow us on All times are GMT This got a lot more useful for me very quickly. Plugins are available for Python scripting, milling and freeform surface modelling. Ohh, also, what other objects would you like to see modeled I would suggest either 1 parts for a marble race, pardon me, a “spherical transport mechanism”, 2 a “napkin sketch” for the prosthetic leg project, [ forums.

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The main thing i plan on doing is engraving and making some small front panels for enclosures, not a challenge when you can create a DXF file in Inkscape and open that direct in HeeksCNC and define all the operations, the workflow is actually really good for a free program.

Select the sketch and do a pocket operation Normally not using attach a pocket will just empty the area of the sketch, making it flat bottomed. I want to jump straight forward to how do I Click here to login. HeeksCAD tutorial series Posted by spacexula.