NOTE: Since the structure of VisiCut's settings have changed, your old settings won't work. You can start from scratch or import some of the predefined settings for different FabLabs. If you want to publish settings for you FabLab, you can export them from VisiCut and mail them to me.
So if you have some time: Download the latest dev-version from http://188.8.131.52:5080/VisiCutNightly/ and try everything out. If there is an error or you miss an important feature, create an Issue on http://github.com/t-oster/VisiCut/issues or just drop a mail to thomas (dot) oster (@) rwth-aachen (dot) de.
Again: Happy Testing
I just played around with nsis and the outcome is a Windows-Installer for VisiCut (see Downloads).
This installer installs VisiCut, it’s Inkscape-Extension, adds VisiCut to the PATH-Variable and also contains an Uninstaller which reverses all those operations.
If you are a Windows user, please try if it works correctly and if you are able to use VisiCut from Inkscape without further modification (Extensions->Lasercut Path->Open with VisiCut).
This makes maintenance and sync of both projects much easier and also, you always have the source of all Laser-relevant java files.
If you update now, the folder will be empty, because Submodules are not initialized by default. If this is the case, just run
git submodule update --init
If you are cloning the repository for the first time, make sure you use the --recursive flag, to automatically clone the submodule
git clone --recursive https://github.com/t-oster/VisiCut.git
I just wrote some scripts which check github every 30 Minutes and build all packages if there was a new commit. From now on, you can get the bleeding edge version here: http://184.108.40.206:5080/wwwshare/VisiCutNightly .
Please check if the packages work and if the version number is shown correctly.
I think many of you got the “BadPacketException – Datagram length too short” when using the LAOS-Driver in the past. The problem was “spaces in the filename”. You can set a prefix for lasercutter-jobs in the preferences of the lasercutter, which defaults to “visicut “. This leads to filenames like “visicut 2.lgc” in the LAOS driver, which causes the error.
To fix this, either upgrade to 1.3.4, which automatically removes spaces in the resulting filename, or just change the prefix to something without spaces.
I just upladed the new Binaries for VisiCut 1.3.4. Please upgrade. It includes many Bugfixes, some UI-Improvements and Support for our new Inkscape Plugin.
For the Plugin you have to copy all files from this folder: https://github.com/t-oster/VisiCut/tree/master/tools/inkscape_extension to your Inkscape Extensions folder:
On MacOS and Linux: “~/.config/inkscape/extensions/”
On Windows: “C:\Program Files\Inkscape\extensions”
Then there should be the Menu “Extensions->Lasercut Path->Open with VisiCut”. You have to open VisiCut first or add the VisiCut binary to you path, for this to work.
I want to encourage you to use VisiCut’s Issue tracker https://github.com/t-oster/VisiCut/issues . I know it requires a github account, but the UI is very straitforward and I can keep track of all wishes and bugs.
PS: The description and Demonstration of our new camera setup will follow as soon as I got some minutes to write.