Hi all, I've derived from the original boxotron to make one suitable for cnc milling and pycam!
After you make the box file you can open in inkscape, add some holes for buttons/knobs etc, then copy paste to pycam. The red outlines are not fully opaque so they don't copy across.
parametric modelling is always a great fun!
Your red half-transparent lines are a nice trick to work with PyCAM's input filter!
Regarding the copy/paste: I guess you used this a workaround to force PyCAM to load the complete model? Alternatively you could also just increase the sheet dimension of the SVG model.
In case you care about a pythonic code-style maybe you would want to take a look at PEP-8: wildcard imports - like with SVG in boxotron.py - always scare me a bit … :)
Did you already stumble upon other approaches for parametric modeling? The following ones come to my mind:
- OpenSCAD - less suitable for 2D; only DXF output
- Cadmium - based on Python, but lacking updates recently
- ImplicitCAD - awesome! Don't get scared away by the haskell notation - it is quite simple …
It is great that there are so many interesting ways to shape a little cube :)
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