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by Sterling
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Wow...that looks like something I will be spending a few hours playing with!

Thanx! :D
by Sterling
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Groovy, thanx! Something weird was with my drawing...the Offset would only work on a small portion of the image, and I couldn't convert it into a Polyline from segments. My thought is that I would use the OFFSET tool to create the .125" space needed for the router bit as I carve out an image. It onl...
by Sterling
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

I'd like to know more about the Offset and CAM Export and more, but the "Reference Manual" doesn't seem to give me the explanations/help that I need. Is there another file that will help? I can't seem to find any standard manual, and I wonder if it didn't downloaded when I purchased the software. (I...
by Sterling
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Update... Yup. It was a little tedious, *but* it was a learning experience - one I'm happy to say that I successfully completed! ;) - I imported an image into "WINTOPO" (the freeware version), and using their "One Touch Vectorization" feature, it traced the image. - I saved it as a dxf file. - I loa...
by Sterling
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Groovy, thanx for the feedback! Here is what I was just attempting today... #1) Loaded image of an Apple into WINTOPO #2) Used the 'One Touch Vectorization" to converted it into a DXF #4) Loaded it into QCAD #5) Resized it #6) Attempt to follow the 'points' pattern. - so far what seems to work is th...
by Sterling
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Howdy - Just got to this, THANX. I tried that and it tells me "Entity is not a line or arc." I just rebuilt the frame/bed for the CNC so I have some other work to do, in lining thing ups and making it square...in the interim, I'll read up on "Polylines". Maybe I'll get an idea or figure out how to e...
by Sterling
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Howdy - So, to further expand my situation (and try to learn), i have discovered that making these points on an Arc is different than trying to make them along a shape that was drawn by a bunch of short lines. To clarify - I have drawn an apple (for a school teacher - not the electronics corporation...
by Sterling
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Howdy gents... I regret to inform you that I am still not getting the job done. Husky, I have tried your method, and here is what I did... Step-By-Step #1) Made two paths for the cribbage holes, where the arcs will meet, outer-to-outer, and inner-to-inner. 1.jpg #2) Using 2 Points and Angle to make ...
by Sterling
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Thanx, Husky, I'll give that a try. For some reason, when I tried the second (inner) path using Clive's method something went awry. :/ And yes, I double checked my numbers and did all the math in an excel spread sheet to so I had all the required distance marks in place. But...it didn't seem to line...
by Sterling
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Clive -
Your "Snap on Entity" using the Distance measurement seems to be working, thanx!
...It looks a little weird, but I suspect that is my failure to accurately perform math functions! ;)
by Sterling
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Hmm... Husky's solution doesn't seem to work for me. Did I misunderstand? Steps Taken: #1) I created an ARC using "2 points and Angle" (A2) #2) Property editor states the arc is 180 degrees with a length of 5.885146 #3) I place a "Single Point" (PO) at the end of the arc. #4) I then highlight the si...
by Sterling
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Re: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

My history/reason for asking...FYI: I built a CNC machine, and am teaching myself elements of GCoding and CAD work. I've made this particular forum-request, because I am designing custom cribbage boards, and to make the peg-holes even on a curve is more difficult than I had realized. #1) Husky – - T...
by Sterling
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path
Replies: 17
Views: 22769

Idea - Spacing dots along a line/path

Howdy! Would it be possible to create a function where I could draw an arc, circle or perhaps a line, and create 'Points' along it at a distance specifically set by the end-user? As you can see in the images I am making points along a half-circle. #1) For this, I have made an ARC at 180 degrees. Nex...
by Sterling
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Circles and CNC
Replies: 17
Views: 5628

Re: Circles and CNC

I see it is included in the latest build (ver 3.7.4) as well. :)
by Sterling
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: QCAD Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Circles and CNC
Replies: 17
Views: 5628

Re: Circles and CNC

HUZZAH!!

I was able to Export it with no troubles *AND* when I copied it over to the Linux machine, there were NO ERRORS!!!!

THANK YOU!!!

Next up...copy your LinuxCNC file over to my Linux machine~!!! Thanx again! :D :D :D

(My apologies for being problematic!)

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