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directlogiclen
Thu, 30 Nov 06 23:39:05 +0000
I sent this message, once, but it never showed up.

I had found a webpage for a guy who wrote a program that took, I
believe vector, artwork and generated g-code for a hole pattern for
the art. It seemed handy for drilling vent holes in PC cases, etc.


I cannot find that page again for the life of me. Has anyone else seen
this?



>Len


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John Hansford
Fri, 01 Dec 06 00:04:33 +0000
Hi Len,

If not here, maybe there's a link there somewhere.

http://www.luberth.com/cstep/

John

--- In DIY-CNC@yahoogroups.com, "directlogiclen" wrote:

>
> I sent this message, once, but it never showed up.
>
> I had found a webpage for a guy who wrote a program that took, I
> believe vector, artwork and generated g-code for a hole pattern for
> the art. It seemed handy for drilling vent holes in PC cases, etc.
>
>
> I cannot find that page again for the life of me. Has anyone else seen
> this?
>
>
>
> >Len
>



dicsEE
Fri, 01 Dec 06 00:28:53 +0000
 
John Hansford
Fri, 01 Dec 06 00:28:53 +0000

And I guess you've seen this. It will do what you want
http://www.vectric.com/

A Very Nice Easy-to-use program.

John

--- In DIY-CNC@yahoogroups.com, "directlogiclen" wrote:

>
> I sent this message, once, but it never showed up.
>
> I had found a webpage for a guy who wrote a program that took, I
> believe vector, artwork and generated g-code for a hole pattern for
> the art. It seemed handy for drilling vent holes in PC cases, etc.
>
>
> I cannot find that page again for the life of me. Has anyone else seen
> this?
>
>
>
> >Len
>



directlogiclen
Fri, 01 Dec 06 02:51:38 +0000
John thanks, but I can't see that it will. The program I saw was
written by some guy who was using it to drill vent hole patterns in PC
cases.


I made an image of what the resulting vent holes sorta looked like:
http://www.probotix.com/images/jolly_roger.jpg


Again, it was a hole pattern, not a milling path. Also, he had it as a
free download.


Thanks for helping!

>Len




>> And I guess you've seen this. It will do what you want
>> http://www.vectric.com/


>> A Very Nice Easy-to-use program.


>> John


stcnc2000
Fri, 01 Dec 06 16:21:20 +0000
--- In DIY-CNC@yahoogroups.com, "directlogiclen" wrote:
> Hi,

Could it be this one called Tool Rack at:
http://www.cad2gcode.com/
Bob A


> I sent this message, once, but it never showed up.
>
> I had found a webpage for a guy who wrote a program that took, I
> believe vector, artwork and generated g-code for a hole pattern for
> the art. It seemed handy for drilling vent holes in PC cases, etc.
>
>
> I cannot find that page again for the life of me. Has anyone else seen
> this?
>
>
>
> >Len
>



Chris Horne
Sat, 02 Dec 06 13:23:58 +0000
Not exactly what you are looking for, but this is cool

http://www.platincnc.com/


the demo does up to 100 holes i think...

I have used it and it works amazingly well..

but it's bitmap to NC rather than Vector...

it recognises the location and size of the holes in a pcb image
and generates the nc file

it even works from an actaul board scanned and lightly processed in
paintshop.



Chris


--- In DIY-CNC@yahoogroups.com, "directlogiclen" wrote:

>
> John thanks, but I can't see that it will. The program I saw was
> written by some guy who was using it to drill vent hole patterns in PC
> cases.
>
>
> I made an image of what the resulting vent holes sorta looked like:
> http://www.probotix.com/images/jolly_roger.jpg
>
>
> Again, it was a hole pattern, not a milling path. Also, he had it as a
> free download.
>
>
> Thanks for helping!
>
> >Len
>
>
>
> >> And I guess you've seen this. It will do what you want
> >> http://www.vectric.com/
>
> >> A Very Nice Easy-to-use program.
>
> >> John
>