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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Results 1 to 2 of 2. Ok i am confused as all get out Now, how in the world do you make it generate Gcode from an STL file??

HeeksCAD tutorial series

I can heeoscad the STL and it loads, the object shows up fine, but i can’t seem to get it to do anything from there. 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. Thats not there in the software either.


So i am guessing a revision change hid everything or i am just plain hekescad dumb to figure it out. 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.

I just can’t see how your supposed to work with STL files. There is a tutorial on youtube that I cannot find.

HeeksCNC.. STL How-To???

Import the STL file and orient it. Draw a sketch around the shape. This sketch limits the area from where you want manuxl remove material.

Use Attach operation 4. Select the sketch and do a pocket operation Heekscaf not using attach a pocket will just empty the area of the sketch, making it flat bottomed.

With the attach the toolpath will not go below the surface defined by the STL file. The attach operation do not influence the horizontal nanual, only the hight Tags for this Thread camcam softwarechangecheapclickdxfdxf filesengravingfilesfreegcodeheekscncinkscapemachiningobjectonlineopen heekscwd, panelsproblemprogramselectsoftwaresolidstlstl files.


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