Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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jimandi5000
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Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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Hello All,

Mr. Lewis sent me a request to add some functionality to the Keyhole Toolpath gadget. Version 2.0 now supports milling a keyhole toolpath on an user angle. See the images below.

Supports: Vectric versions 10+

Note: The EasyKeyhole version 2.0 is a modification of the Keyhole_Toolpath (Ver 1.2) gadget that is produced and provided by Vectric Ltd. website. At no point should anyone believe that I (Jimandi) did anything but add functionality to the gadget.
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Rename to: EasyKeyholeMaker.vgadget
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Jim

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Thank you, Jim!
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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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Jim,

One of the functionalities of the keyhole to me is that it should be angled downward so that the fit is snug. Here is a sample of my gcode that I use but would love to see this as an addition to the gadget.

J3,-5.000,0,1.000
J3,-5.000,0,0.1000
M3,-5.000,0,-0.3750
M3,-5.000,.675,-0.4000
M3,-5.000,0,-0.3750
J3,-5.000,0,1

Joe

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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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bravesoul1950 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:34 pm
Jim,

One of the functionalities of the keyhole to me is that it should be angled downward so that the fit is snug. Here is a sample of my gcode that I use but would love to see this as an addition to the gadget.

J3,-5.000,0,1.000
J3,-5.000,0,0.1000
M3,-5.000,0,-0.3750
M3,-5.000,.675,-0.4000
M3,-5.000,0,-0.3750
J3,-5.000,0,1

Joe
Let me see if can add a 3d victor.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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Hello All

As per request, I have added a slope value to the Easy Keyhole gadget. For Version 3.0 we have a angle amount will add wall pressure as the item moves downward so that the item will fit snuggly to the wall. If you do not want this feature, set the value to zero (0.0). Please see the images below.

Supports: Vectric 10+
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Screenshot 2021-09-14 162534.jpg
EasyKeyholeMaker.zip
Rename to: EasyKeyholeMaker.vgadget
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Red is the Wall and Blue is the cross section of the Keyhole
Red is the Wall and Blue is the cross section of the Keyhole
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Jim

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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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Thanks Jim, that hits my list of wants really appreciate all that you do!!! We have travelled to Houston from SE Tennessee several times and next time I would love to be able to visit with you...

Joe

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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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bravesoul1950 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Thanks Jim, that hits my list of wants really appreciate all that you do!!! We have travelled to Houston from SE Tennessee several times and next time I would love to be able to visit with you...

Joe
Sure thing. I will take you to have some Tex-mex. (if you like)
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy Keyhole Toolpath Maker

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Thankyou very much, Jim for the version 3 keyhole toolpath maker.
Buc.

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