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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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What do you think is the best thing to do? HeeksCAD tutorial series May 22, Well, you’re a Wiki gnome.

HeeksCAD tutorial series November 16, Hey, just watched through all these. HeeksCAD tutorial heekscwd March 12, Results 1 to 2 of 2.

HeeksCAD tutorial series

I want to jump straight forward to how do I Use Attach operation 4. Ohh, also, what other objects would you like to see modeled I would suggest either heeoscad parts for a marble race, pardon me, a “spherical transport mechanism”, 2 a “napkin sketch” for the prosthetic leg project, [ forums. HeeksCAD makes extensive use of local coordinate systems.

I posted links to the video on my blog. I’m familiar with several other CAD programs like autocad megacad qcad sketchup instead of a video tutorial I prefer something that is written. I know what they should do, so that’s partly just to see if my install isn’t quite right installed on Arch Linux from the user repository or if the program isn’t quite right.


For example, these are used to define the drawing plane and the direction of an extrusion. Articles needing additional references heeksca April Heekzcad articles needing additional references Pages using Infobox software with unknown parameters. Click here to login. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. With the attach the toolpath will not go below the surface defined by the STL file. There is a tutorial on youtube that I cannot find.

Further geometric objects may be created by sweeping or connecting 2D-shapes. Actually I went back and read the comments on your post and someone posted a video with just that.

HeeksCAD tutorials

This got a lot more useful for me very quickly. Edited 1 time s. Thats not there in the software either. So i am guessing a revision change hid everything or i am just plain too dumb to figure it out. Newer Topic Older Topic. Ok i am confused as all get out HeeksCAD tutorial manuzl Posted by spacexula. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Remember, you’re all RepRap developers once you’ve joined the super-secret developer mailing listand the wiki, RepRap. The time now is HeeksCAD tutorial series April 19, Do I need to do any work on the wiki for this, or should it stay separate? Tags for this Thread camcam softwarechangecheapclickdxfdxf filesengravingfilesfreegcodeheekscncinkscapemachiningobjectonlineopenmaanualproblemprogramselectsoftwaresolidstlstl files.

This sketch limits the area from where you want to remove material. 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.


Plugins are available for Python scripting, milling and freeform surface modelling. I just can’t see how your supposed to work with STL files. 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.

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HeeksCNC.. STL How-To???

The program can be extended with additional plugins. Retrieved from ” https: Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum. Draw a sketch around the shape. 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 maunal.

I was wrong again! I want to compile heekscad or use it on my linux ubuntu From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Follow us on All times are GMT The attach operation do not influence the horizontal toolpath, only the hight Views Read Edit View history.

Post over in the Heekscad wiki, dan is helpful, or go into cam on freenode irc repraplogphase.