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Tests 2010-04-22 sumpfralle sumpfralle [6cf3cb] added a GPL header to all python files
debian 2012-02-02 Sebastian Kuzminsky Sebastian Kuzminsky [6d533f] upgrade inkscape and pstoedit to Recommends
doc 2011-11-18 sumpfralle sumpfralle [51ee0e] cleanup:
man 2012-01-26 Paul Bonser Paul Bonser [c38c1c] Merge branch 'master' of ssh://pycam.git.source...
pycam 2013-04-16 Lars Kruse Lars Kruse [12c7da] fixed mistake in 9f26e34ea6a03d46b2a7dc45879f2b...
pyinstaller 2012-01-11 sumpfralle sumpfralle [d61175] added dependency "rsvg" (for svg icons via gdkp...
samples 2011-11-18 sumpfralle sumpfralle [51ee0e] cleanup:
scripts 2012-01-23 Lars Kruse Lars Kruse [bafdbd] Merge branch 'master' of ssh://pycam.git.source...
share 2013-01-28 Lars Kruse Lars Kruse [47f677] minor GUI cleanup
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COPYING.TXT 2008-09-05 lode_leroy lode_leroy [15fec6] added unit option mm/in
Changelog 2011-11-18 sumpfralle sumpfralle [6fde4b] finalized bezier support for DXF polylines
INSTALL.TXT 2011-03-28 sumpfralle sumpfralle [780291] minor fixes
LICENSE.TXT 2008-08-29 lode_leroy lode_leroy [a8a1f8] initial import
MANIFEST.in 2011-06-14 sumpfralle sumpfralle [5223de] merged r1088-r1093
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README.TXT 2011-03-28 sumpfralle sumpfralle [780291] minor fixes
release_info.txt 2010-11-16 sumpfralle sumpfralle [29c1e1] changed the directory of the UI components
setup.cfg 2011-06-14 sumpfralle sumpfralle [5223de] merged r1088-r1093
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Read Me

pycam : Python CAM
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Toolpath Generation for 3-Axis CNC machining

Read the wiki for details:
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/pycam/index.php?title=User_Manual


RUNNING:

   extract the archive and run "python pycam"



USAGE:

   as a practical approach, you would probably: 
 
   1) for "rough" cutting,
      use the Cylindrical cutter 
      with the PushCutter Pathgenerator 
      and the Polygon PostProcessor in "x" or "y" mode 
      
 
   2) for "semifinish" cutting,
      use the Cylindrical/Toroidal cutter 
      with the PushCutter Pathgenerator 
      and the Contour PostProcessor in "xy" mode 

   3) "finish" cutting
      use the Spherical cutter 
      with the DropCutter Pathgenerator 
      and the ZigZag PostProcessor in "x" or "y" mode




KNOWN BUGS:

    http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=237831&atid=1104176


CONTRIBUTORS:

    * Lode Leroy: initiated the project; developed the toolpath generation,
      collision detection, geometry, Tk interface, ...

    * Lars Kruse: GTK interface and many features

    * Paul: GCode stepping precision

    * Arthur Magill: distutils packaging

    * Sebastian Kuzminsky: debian packaging