This month brings a new version of the myCNC software (v1.88.5761).
The myCNC software now features a cutting mode that allows generating cutting programs with a focus on dental aligner manufacturing. In this mode, given an array of XYZ points, myCNC can generate a program that takes into account the rotary axis and the orientation of the workpiece (orienting the work part to be normal to the trajectory of the cut).
To find out more about this functionality, please consut the Dental Aligners article in our documentation.
For update instructions, check out the following manual: Update myCNC
Stay tuned for more updates!
The plasma update for DXF import is now available. The DXF2 update is geared towards plasma cutting applications and allows for the following functionality:
For closed contours, a correction for the width of the cut (kerf) is now considered - internal cutouts and external parts are taken into account
For open contours, the system still follows a given path (without kerf)
The user now has the ability to scale the file or fit it to a given size during inport
The left mouse button selects the contour, which then allows the user to move the lead-in cut position
When the contour is selected, the mouse wheel changes the size of the lead-in
The basic size of the lead-in is pre-set, and for internal contours the size is automatically adjusted to fit inside the contour
Video showcasing DXF2 import:
The documentation for the DXF2 Import (and for the DXF import in general) is available here.
The myCNC software can now be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
To launch myCNC on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04, follow the steps below:
1) Install myCNC by running the installation script: http://docs.pv-automation.com/mycnc/install_mycnc_ubuntu
2) Install the libcdr library to open CDR files via
sudo apt install libcdr-dev
3) The Ubuntu install has a newer OpenCV library than is currently used by myCNC (as of November 2022). We'll need to link the 4.2 version of this library instead of the 4.5:
sudo ln -s libopencv_videoio.so libopencv_videoio.so.4.2
sudo ln -s libopencv_core.so libopencv_core.so.4.2
sudo ln -s libopencv_imgproc.so libopencv_imgproc.so.4.2
This should complete the installation process. Do not hesitate to reach out to our Support team should any questions arise.
The myCNC team is proud to announce a dedicated myCNC post processor that can be used with the ProNest nesting software. As the myCNC team is a distibutor of ProNest software, having a dedicated post processor should make it easier for our clients to integrate ProNest into their workflow.
The current post version fixes some of the beta issues with program file orientation and marking speeds. If you are running a beta post version, please make sure to update the post processor within the ProNest's CFF folder.
You can download the latest version here.
Stay tuned for further updates!
The latest release of myCNC software (v1.88.5353) features support for a ruler with grid lines in the visualization window:
This functionality should make it easier for the user to visualize the size of the G-code program they are working with. The colour of the ruler can be changed in Settings > Config > Screen > Visualization Colors:
Stay tuned for more updates!