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Old 05-22-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
gary_in_springhill
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Roland Camm engraver/mill scripts for linux


I've developed some useful scripts (with some help from this forum) to allow the hpgl based Roland engraver and milling machines. The ones I use are old but they use the same control set CAMM/GL or a close version or hpgl. The scripts have pop up screens to allow for enraver selection and speed settings. They work pretty darn good for me anyway in conjuction with coreldraw (wine),Inkscape and the roland 3d software that runs great in wine I can do pretty much anything I want.

Here is a quick web site I did to help anyone get it installed I know the site stinks I'm no web designer and it shows!
www.securetech-ns.ca

This can easily be used for any hpgl device and roland's vinyl cutters also. Very little editing would be needed.

Drop me a note if anyone finds it useful or improves on the interface by adding more options.

I always engrave at the same depth so "z" depth are not a big factor to me.

gary
 
Old 10-27-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Did those scripts become TUX PLOT?


Thanks for the trip down memory lane:
In about 1985 I turned an engraving machine (don't ask the make or model) into a 2D mill for acrylic sheet by treating it as plotter.

I wrote a set (4 passes) of Borland SuperKey macros which worked inside WordStar to massage DesignCAD plotter output into an engraving machine input file. At the time, 6 or 7 B.L. (Before Linux), it seemed like a pretty cool hack.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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memory lane :)

Yes those scripts were my first attempt at trying to get my roland engravers going under linux. Tux Plot kind of was born from them. I still use those scripts on my production/repetitive engraving because they are so much faster and simpler than tux plot and settings don't need to be adjusted on those engrave jobs. I just right click on the plot file in nautilus and plot the file via "scripts".
 
  


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