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by Doug
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 0.4.12 released
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Version 0.4.12 released

Hi Mick, The 3D display only works across network connections. It does not display on a monitor that is plugged into the back of the controller. How are you connecting? We have also recently learned that apple mobile devices will not display the 3D view. For the load indicator issue, please go to th...
by Doug
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Version 0.4.12 released
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Version 0.4.12 released

Buildbotics CNC Controller version 0.4.12 is released. Here's what's new Improved path planning, with better performance around tight curves. Adjustable trade off between speed and accuracy at corners. Improved error messages Updated "Cheat Sheet" page to show all supported GCodes. Improved 3D cut ...
by Doug
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Screen aspect ratio fix
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Screen aspect ratio fix

Thank you for the help. I went in and modified config.txt as you suggested and after quite a bit of trial and error, I was able to come up with a pretty good combination for a Chinese touch screen monitor that I bought. As you say, this still needs work, but your suggestion makes a good work around ...
by Doug
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: 4-axis upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: 4-axis upgrade

We do not have implementation of full support for rotary motion scheduled at this time. The BB Controller accepts GCode files. Our genre of GCode is patterned after LinuxCNC. I have post processors for some of the most popular CAD programs. If you use a CAD program that we do not have a post process...
by Doug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: QCAD/CAM Post Processor
Replies: 0
Views: 22

QCAD/CAM Post Processor

We now have post processors for QCAD/QCAM. They were written by ChuckT and we forked his repository.

You can download them from github at https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-p ... aster/qcad .

Thanks Chuck for the excellent work!
by Doug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Post Processor repository moved
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Post Processor repository moved

We renamed our repository for post processors on github.

You can now find them at https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-posts .
by Doug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: 4-axis upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: 4-axis upgrade

The Buildbotics Controller will drive the KL23H286-20-8B motors directly. The motor drivers are built into the controller and the controller comes with the motor cables. You would simply splice the motor cables to the wires from the motors. I recommend wiring your motors as bipolar parallel as descr...
by Doug
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Buildbotics Tech Support
Topic: Screen aspect ratio fix
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Screen aspect ratio fix

Thank you for pointing this out. I have been running into the same problem. I have opened a github ticket on the problem. You can follow the progress on that ticket on github at:

https://github.com/buildbotics/bbctrl-f ... issues/240
by Doug
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Can I print the manual?
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Can I print the manual?

Yes, go to docs.buildbotics.com/manual/ and use the standard print function on your web browser.
by Doug
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Feature ideas
Topic: Thoughts after a few months tinkering with BB and observing other controllers
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Thoughts after a few months tinkering with BB and observing other controllers

It would be nice to have a way to dial in the axis travel distances. I realize that the obvious answer is you can enter in all the required values in setup, but things aren't always perfect. For example, universal gcode sender has a pretty easy solution here. Tell it to travel a specified distance ...