I’m new to maslow and cnc in general.
I’ve done some modeling with sketchup in the past, and it’s the program i’m currently most proficient at.
I’ve attempted to export something I created in sketchup (the online/web version) in order to produce Gcode, but with very limited success.
The most success I’ve had was a dozen step process to take my design and de-construct it in sketchup into several flat things all in the same plane and lofted how i think they need to be, then importing to freecad and going thru lots of machinations to get to something that sorta puts out g-code.
for reasons i cannot fathom, it does not write gcode for all the pieces.
or it writes blank gcode.
and I cannot edit the imported model. despite each piece being totally separate from the other, freecad treats it as one monolithic part.
so before I stab in the dark and try other cad/cam suites blindly attempting to find one that works best, does anyone else have this process worked out? From sketchup (.stl) to something that can be lofted/nested and finally to gcode?