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Offline Pedio

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Digitizing
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:26:06 AM »
Did anyone get a manual digitizing script to work? Some were playing with it https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=35896.msg246530;topicseen#msg246530

I would like to be able to move to a point and then add this to a list of points list.

I use paper templates a lot. Right now I write down the coordinates and then re enter them into my CAD program. I am sure there is an easier way to do this. Perhaps it could be added to the options on the shuttlepro script (ooooo la la).

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Re: Digitizing
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 12:44:53 PM »
This may work for you. Place the m402.mcs macro to the Macros directory of the profile that you are using. On your ShuttlePro, add the Gcode: m402 , and assign a button to that Gcode.

Every time you press that button, the XY coordinates will be added to the Points.txt file located in the GcodeFiles folder.

I am not sure what formatting your CAD program requires. For example, I believe that Fusion360 requires a .csv file with Z coordinates. You can edit the m402 macro change the extension from .txt to .csv, along with any other formatting changes that you require.
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Re: Digitizing
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 01:05:26 PM »
Thanks - this works great!

I now need to figure out how to import the file into my CAD.

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Re: Digitizing
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 01:19:32 PM »
Glad that I can help.

If you are using VCarve Pro as one of your other posts stated, there is a gadget called "CSV to 2D Vectors". Works Great for me. Edit the m402 macro to output a .csv file instead of .txt.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 01:21:48 PM by dws »
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Re: Digitizing
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 02:13:45 PM »
DWS - Thanks again!!!! I installed it and everything works great!

This will save untold hours.