New simulation mode (video tutorial)
The attached video demonstrates how to turn a 2D model (given as an SVG file) into a GCode toolpath.
Most importantly this video shows the new simple simulation mode. It is basically just a fast motion visualization of the toolpath progress over time. You can adjust the speed of the simulation. The visual result is quite similar to an EMC2 simulation. Just the path control mode (G61/G64) is ignored, thus you will not see potentionally rounded corners due to speed optimizations.
The video (3 minutes) shows the following steps:
- define a tool shape
- configure an engraving process
- set a bounding box
- add support bridges
- simulate the generated toolpath
- store the resulting toolpath as a GCode file
Explanations are given in the subtitles.