Error while starting generating the gcode #pcb-gcode


Tobias Holzmann
 

Hey everybody,
I am new around the forum as I came across the pcb-gcode UPL. So happy to be here.

Since a while I am looking for a new option to generate my own PCB's and I was always wondering if I can handle some PCB milling with my 3D printer. As I am having holiday at the moment and came across your very interesting program which convert the Eagle PCB data to some gcode, I am really interested in this approach.

However, if I am going to start the generation of the gcode by clicking "Accept and create my board" within EAGLE, I get an error that stats that the `Meine.upl` can not be opened. Please see the image attached.

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop and I also tried to generate the file myself. Doing so, I got another error stating that we have an unexpected file ending.

Would be nice to get some feedback from you.

Thank you in advance,

Tobi



Tobias Holzmann
 

Hey everybody, the error vanishes if I am using the pcb-gcode code from autodesk rather than the one from the repository. However, the viewer does not start automatically, hence, I will make further investigations.


John Johnson
 

Hi Tobi,

I'm not sure I follow what you're saying.

You mention Ubuntu, but your screenshot seems to be from Windows?

Also not sure about Meine.ulp.

pcb-gcode-setup.ulp should allow you to change options, then run pcb-gcode.ulp to do the actual work of making the files.

Also note that the directory for pcb-gcode files has to be in Options | Directories in the Eagle control panel. Please refer to the manual for details.


-- John

On 9/27/22 6:51 AM, Tobias Holzmann wrote:

Hey everybody,
I am new around the forum as I came across the pcb-gcode UPL. So happy to be here.

Since a while I am looking for a new option to generate my own PCB's and I was always wondering if I can handle some PCB milling with my 3D printer. As I am having holiday at the moment and came across your very interesting program which convert the Eagle PCB data to some gcode, I am really interested in this approach.

However, if I am going to start the generation of the gcode by clicking "Accept and create my board" within EAGLE, I get an error that stats that the `Meine.upl` can not be opened. Please see the image attached.

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop and I also tried to generate the file myself. Doing so, I got another error stating that we have an unexpected file ending.

Would be nice to get some feedback from you.

Thank you in advance,

Tobi



Tobias Holzmann
 

Hey John

thanks for your feedback.

I totally agree and I made a mistake. I downloaded the latest "Linux" version of Eagle but it turned out that whatever file you select (MAC, LINUX, Windows) you always get the executive files for windows. Hence, there is a bug in the website.

After realizing that, I got the version 9.3 and now things are working out properly and nicely.

It was simply my mistake thinking that the Linux version should be installed via wine too. :)

Thanks for that great tool.

Tobi

On 04.10.22 14:55, John Johnson wrote:

Hi Tobi,

I'm not sure I follow what you're saying.

You mention Ubuntu, but your screenshot seems to be from Windows?

Also not sure about Meine.ulp.

pcb-gcode-setup.ulp should allow you to change options, then run pcb-gcode.ulp to do the actual work of making the files.

Also note that the directory for pcb-gcode files has to be in Options | Directories in the Eagle control panel. Please refer to the manual for details.


-- John

On 9/27/22 6:51 AM, Tobias Holzmann wrote:

Hey everybody,
I am new around the forum as I came across the pcb-gcode UPL. So happy to be here.

Since a while I am looking for a new option to generate my own PCB's and I was always wondering if I can handle some PCB milling with my 3D printer. As I am having holiday at the moment and came across your very interesting program which convert the Eagle PCB data to some gcode, I am really interested in this approach.

However, if I am going to start the generation of the gcode by clicking "Accept and create my board" within EAGLE, I get an error that stats that the `Meine.upl` can not be opened. Please see the image attached.

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop and I also tried to generate the file myself. Doing so, I got another error stating that we have an unexpected file ending.

Would be nice to get some feedback from you.

Thank you in advance,

Tobi


John Johnson
 

Hey Tobi,

Okay, that's a new one.

Glad it's working for you.

-- John

On 10/5/22 03:25, Tobias Holzmann wrote:
Hey John

thanks for your feedback.

I totally agree and I made a mistake. I downloaded the latest "Linux" version of Eagle but it turned out that whatever file you select (MAC, LINUX, Windows) you always get the executive files for windows. Hence, there is a bug in the website.

After realizing that, I got the version 9.3 and now things are working out properly and nicely.

It was simply my mistake thinking that the Linux version should be installed via wine too. :)

Thanks for that great tool.

Tobi

On 04.10.22 14:55, John Johnson wrote:

Hi Tobi,

I'm not sure I follow what you're saying.

You mention Ubuntu, but your screenshot seems to be from Windows?

Also not sure about Meine.ulp.

pcb-gcode-setup.ulp should allow you to change options, then run pcb-gcode.ulp to do the actual work of making the files.

Also note that the directory for pcb-gcode files has to be in Options | Directories in the Eagle control panel. Please refer to the manual for details.


-- John

On 9/27/22 6:51 AM, Tobias Holzmann wrote:

Hey everybody,
I am new around the forum as I came across the pcb-gcode UPL. So happy to be here.

Since a while I am looking for a new option to generate my own PCB's and I was always wondering if I can handle some PCB milling with my 3D printer. As I am having holiday at the moment and came across your very interesting program which convert the Eagle PCB data to some gcode, I am really interested in this approach.

However, if I am going to start the generation of the gcode by clicking "Accept and create my board" within EAGLE, I get an error that stats that the `Meine.upl` can not be opened. Please see the image attached.

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop and I also tried to generate the file myself. Doing so, I got another error stating that we have an unexpected file ending.

Would be nice to get some feedback from you.

Thank you in advance,

Tobi