Older files were on GitHub, anyone want to verify what I've uploaded? #pcbgcode #thanks


John Johnson
 

I just uploaded what should be version 3.6.2.4 to GitHub, and would appreciate anyone who can verify that it works. I had some older files on there, 3.6.0.x.

I don't currently have anything set up to check it with, sadly, not even Eagle.

https://github.com/JohnAtl/pcbgcode/releases/tag/Release-3.6.2.4

Thanks, JJ


Art Eckstein
 

JJ,
Will do as soon as I can setup Eagle on my new machine. Had a crash and have to start all over again.  You know how that goes!

Country


At 3/2/2022 02:01 PM, John Johnson wrote:

I just uploaded what should be version 3.6.2.4 to GitHub, and would appreciate anyone who can verify that it works. I had some older files on there, 3.6.0.x.

I don't currently have anything set up to check it with, sadly, not even Eagle.

https://github.com/JohnAtl/pcbgcode/releases/tag/Release-3.6.2.4

Thanks, JJ


Art Eckstein
 

OK, downloaded the zip file and loaded the dir into eagle 6.1 that I use and seems to work just fine.  Did some poking around and all seemed fine.

Country


At 3/2/2022 02:01 PM, John Johnson wrote:

I just uploaded what should be version 3.6.2.4 to GitHub, and would appreciate anyone who can verify that it works. I had some older files on there, 3.6.0.x.

I don't currently have anything set up to check it with, sadly, not even Eagle.

https://github.com/JohnAtl/pcbgcode/releases/tag/Release-3.6.2.4

Thanks, JJ


John Johnson
 

Hi Art,

Thanks for checking that out!

Happy Birthday!

That's quite a milestone. Must be all those years of living right, plus a liberal application of cutting fluid now and then :-)

Rest assured, if I move the group, you'll be coming along as admin. So far, no response other than yours. If I move the group, it probably won't be for a while, as I'm short on time.

Good to hear from you!
Keep making chips.

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JJ


Art Eckstein wrote:


OK, downloaded the zip file and loaded the dir into eagle 6.1 that I
use and seems to work just fine.  Did some poking around and all
seemed fine.

Country


At 3/2/2022 02:01 PM, John Johnson wrote:


I just uploaded what should be version 3.6.2.4 to GitHub, and would
appreciate anyone who can verify that it works. I had some older
files on there, 3.6.0.x.

I don't currently have anything set up to check it with, sadly, not
even Eagle.

https://github.com/JohnAtl/pcbgcode/releases/tag/Release-3.6.2.4

Thanks, JJ


Harvey White
 

I find that I'm doing 2 and 4 layer boards with 100+ pin processors. 

I'm not sure how pcb_gcode would help in this situation, although if I wanted to, I could at least make extender boards, dual sided, etc.

It would take a bit of effort to replace the controller in a PCB etcher (which had a license locked etcher controller).

I could do that, then run the whole thing off a 3D printer board with external drivers (2.5 amp @ 30 volt or so).

I can do it, just haven't found the reason why, and that's because I don't need extender boards all that much.

Still, for simpler boards (and I do 2 and 4 layer boards now with embedded TQ-100 (at least) processors), the program can't deliver what I need.

It's a very  nice piece of work, though, for somewhat simpler designs.

Harvey



On 3/4/2022 7:46 PM, John Johnson wrote:
Hi Art,

Thanks for checking that out!

Happy Birthday!

That's quite a milestone. Must be all those years of living right, plus a liberal application of cutting fluid now and then :-)

Rest assured, if I move the group, you'll be coming along as admin. So far, no response other than yours. If I move the group, it probably won't be for a while, as I'm short on time.

Good to hear from you!
Keep making chips.

--
JJ


Art Eckstein wrote:

OK, downloaded the zip file and loaded the dir into eagle 6.1 that I
use and seems to work just fine.  Did some poking around and all
seemed fine.

Country


At 3/2/2022 02:01 PM, John Johnson wrote:


I just uploaded what should be version 3.6.2.4 to GitHub, and would
appreciate anyone who can verify that it works. I had some older
files on there, 3.6.0.x.

I don't currently have anything set up to check it with, sadly, not
even Eagle.

https://github.com/JohnAtl/pcbgcode/releases/tag/Release-3.6.2.4

Thanks, JJ


Harald
 

Hi John,

I compared the files on Github to the files I have on my computer, both denoted as V3.6.2.4.

I found, that "my" "pcb-gcode.ulp" is at least heavily commented, compared to the one in your Github.
Also I found functional additions from "mlmSolutions added 14 Feb 14" and from me, "Harald added 13 Feb 2020". This applies to some other files, too.

As of my additions, they are to implement "climb" and "not climb" in one run, that is, changing the milling direction for the first and all other following milling pathes. This results in "good edges" for the traces and the remaining patches, respectively.
I elaborated on those changes on my homepage.

Additionally I have implemented the patch from Alexander Arkusha which fixes the problem with spot-drilling and actual drilling the holes for TH components.

Comparing all files in both repositories is beyond my time and skills, since there are hundreds of changes.
I can provide you with my version of V3.6.2.4, if you are interested in.

All in all, I cannot judge your Github files to work as expected or not, sorry for that. I just didn't test the Github version.
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Harald
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Harald
 

Hi John,

I just see, that the code you uploaded to Github seems to actual be V3.6.0.1, as stated in the header portion of "pcb-gcode.ulp".



The version I have on my machine is of 2014 (plus my additions in Feb 2020).
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Harald
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