Here’s a follow up after using Kiri:Moto for a little while.
There is an issue with the way the tabs are done where if you happen to have a T shaped cutout right where the tab is the t isn’t cut
Also, all my slots came out too wide for the parts which are supposed to fit into them, probably an issue on my end with setting up the pockets, but still an issue.
I have however found a new way to use kirimoto which I really like so far which is to use the laser cutter mode to generate a .svg file right from OnShape. Once I have a .svg file it’s easy to generate gcode in MakerCAM (or easel if you prefer it)
Here are the settings I used to generate a good looking .SVG file which I opened in MakerCAM
The settings are:
Width: Bed width
Height: Bed height
Cut Offset: The program will offset the cut slightly from the edges of your part to correct for the laser beam width. We don’t want this because the CAM program will take care of the bit width later so use 0
Layer Height: The program will automatically try to split your part into multiple layers which you would stack to make the final thing. It’s a cool feature to know about, but if we just want one copy of the part choose a number just a little less than the thickness of your part
Spacing: This is the amount of space left between each part. There needs to be at least space for the bit to pass through between parts
Scaling: Scales up or down the drawing. 1 leaves it normal size
Power: No idea what this does, ignore it
Speed: No idea what this does, ignore it