Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

thopiekar

Member
  • Content count

    176
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

15 Good

About thopiekar

  • Birthday 12/06/1991

Personal Information

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Hey Chris! Sorry for the delay. I'm on a project in the US currently, which means working hours of 10h and max 15h per day. Anyway, I continued preparing a tool I wrote in the past to create Cura plugin files, so I could distribute the code. I began to implement the new format yesterday, but if you like and I think you are using Cura <= 3.4, then I can send you a .curaplugin file for testing. But this will be an unreleased version and therefore don't want to give any guarantees on that. What do you think? Regards - Thomas
  2. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Great, thanks! Would you mind if the value was in mm? At least of the first version, where this feature is included?
  3. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    I meant what the min and max values are when using the slider (right to left). By slider I mean this widget: Then I would know which min and max values I need to adopt for the plugin, where I would clone this slider into. 🙂
  4. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Difficult to say. At least it would include all the bugfixes I had to do and it would include the workaround to not touch any export settings. But for the "Custom" option, I will need to make additions to the user interface, which could take some time. Need to decide on a logical design for it, too. By the way, could you give me the min and max values for both properties in the dialogue? So "Deviation" and "Angle"? Thanks again!
  5. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Thanks! Well, it is noticeable that there are changes between the files. Since you are using a more recent version of SolidWorks and thus 3MF in the background of the plugin, you never noticed a difference, when choosing between the different quality profiles. I'll change this in the coming version. Only waiting for some docs by Ultimaker how to create *.curapackage files, which are replacing the *.curaplugin files we had in the past.
  6. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Yes, it does. But still, it would be great if I could have a physical proof. It seems quite obvious, but would really like to see it on my own 😉
  7. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Well, made the needed changes just now, but have to check whether it would really work. Another thing that is unclear for a long time is the following: By definition inside a 3MF file, there are one or multiple STL files. We know there are export settings for STL files, but not for 3MF files (if I'm not wrong). Therefore, since you @XYZDesignPro have SWX2018, if I remember correctly, could you do the following test? Export a model in 3MF format, but change once the settings for STLs to something very corse and very fine. So if the STL settings affect the 3MF settings, we can see it easily. Would be great if you could do screenshots for documentation or even send me the sample files. The reason why I'm asking is that the plugin skips changing settings for 3MF files (maybe the reason, why you still get bad results). That is the way I programmed it because I never saw 3MF specific settings and the export settings for STL seem to be specific just for this file format. Thanks!
  8. thopiekar

    FreeCAD plug-in

    As posted on the SolidWorks thread I managed to find the reason why projects are named "unknown". Also here for FreeCAD (incl OpenSCAD and Blender) I added additional functions to look up the installation directory on modern Windows installations. Just don't know exactly since when there is this new method of registering file types as I found on my Windows 10 machine. PS: For the macOS users here: If you like support like this for Windows, then you either need to find a way to contribute and add the functionality or see how to get me an Apple device 😅 Enjoy your weekend
  9. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Found the reason for the bug (it did it for the FreeCAD plugin, but guess it will be the same for all the other ones) 😜✌️ It is basically due to changes made by the Cura team, I was not informed about, and I was not able to follow with their changes recently. So yeah, don't know when I'll be able to roll out updates, but, however, the solution is there already!
  10. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Reproduced the problem on Windows 10 here. So looks like a Windows-only problem. Not sure how long it will take, but will look for a solution, when I find the time 👌
  11. thopiekar

    FreeCAD plug-in

    No Problem. I also noticed some bugs today, which I will fix in the following days. One thing I need to figure out on Windows is the new place in the registry where file types are registered. Therefore you need to add the binary directory of FreeCAD to PATH, too. I made an upgrade from 0.16 to 0.17, but had some leftovers in the registry and the new installer registers filetypes in the "new" way. This is something special which comes with Windows 10 or a bit earlier. However, that shouldn't be too difficult to implement. 🤞
  12. thopiekar

    FreeCAD plug-in

    No idea for Mac. Officially I don't give support for macOS, because I can't test it, but if you figure out how to get this working, then the plugin should start working, too. That's basically the problem on Mac. Each installed does not get fully registered to the users environment. Instead, you have bundles of software, which are running independently.
  13. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Hmm, took some time to look into the code now. I don't see any major changes in Uranium. Within my plugin(s) I always overwrite the filename like it should be done: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Uranium/blob/3.4/UM/Mesh/MeshData.py#L94 So I see neither something that changed or something new than before. Also when using my plugins on Linux here, since programming is more comfortable there for me, it just works with Cura built from master. Basically all plugins should act the same - even there should be no major differences between usage on Linux or Windows. Will investigate later on Windows with 3.4.1 installed. I'm curious whether it only acts like this over there or not.
  14. thopiekar

    FreeCAD plug-in

    If you are typing in "FreeCADCmd" into the terminal, what happens? Does it work? If so, what does "which FreeCADCmd" say? Does it point to the location where you installed 0.18? Thanks!
  15. thopiekar

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Yes, I remember. I think a quick workaround would be a "don't touch export settings" option. So you can configure your settings in SOLIDWORKS using the great UI and keep using them in Cura. Is that a workaround you could live with?
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!