[OpenSCAD] DXF for cut and engrave

Rob Ward rl.ward at bigpond.com
Wed Oct 30 07:06:31 EDT 2019


Surely if OpenSCAD could produce coloured and layered elevations, the "slicer" (or any number of variants) could do the rest?
Cheers, RobW

On 30 October 2019 8:14:49 pm AEDT, "A. Craig West" <acraigwest at gmail.com> wrote:
>The  essential problem is that there is currently no work flow for
>laser
>cutters that allows you to use the output from openscad directly,
>essentially there is no slicer. In an ideal world, you would be able to
>use
>openscad to produce 3d shapes representing the material cut away by the
>laser, and the 'slicer' program would calculate the required beam paths
>and
>intensity levels, but as the that doesn't exist yet, it's not a very
>useful
>approach to take. For better or worse, laser cutter designs currently
>consist of 2d open or closed paths, generally with colour used as a
>hint
>for beam intensity. If openscad was able to produce output like this,
>it
>would be immensely useful to a LOT of people almost immediately.
>It also seems like far less work to modify openscad to support output
>like
>this, than it would be to both create a slicer program for laser
>cutters
>AND change the work flow of all of the people using laser cutters
>
>On Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 04:30 Troberg, <troberg.anders at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> RevarBat wrote
>> > In the BOSL2 library, the `stroke()` module can let you draw lines
>of a
>> > given
>> > width along a 2D polyline path, with optional arrows and/or endcaps
>for
>> > either
>> > end. The code for it relies on a lot of other features of the BOSL2
>> > library, though
>> > so it'd be a bit of work to extract that module out.
>>
>> The problem is that as soon as they have a width, the laser will cut
>twice.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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