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Hi Charlie,

The post processor worked!  Thank you so much.  Now I am palying with the origins and canvass size and importing a jpg to see how I manage with the program.  Looking at one of your videos (horizontal roughing and parallel finishing)  it seems that I just load a jpg, set a few parameters, create tools and operations and am good to go.  Seems too easy?


Glad to hear it! I'll be including that post in the next build of PixelCNC that's released :)

Yup, setup your canvas properties - and remember that it's an XYZ volume within which toolpaths are generated, so if you don't need your cuts to be deeper than a certain amount then you generally don't need a Z-size that's larger than that.

Load up any images/models you want to composite on your canvas, you can rotate, size, and scale by selecting the layer and left/right click-drag the little circle handles that appear, or directly edit the layer's properties on the right-side, including how layers blend together - blending from the bottom up so that a layer's blend mode affects how it composites with everything below it (in terms of how they're ordered in the layers list on the left-side of the window).

Setup your tool(s) and then create your operations to generate toolpaths. Remember to consider your operation parameters carefully, there's still a little work to be done to "shield" the user from entering bad values. After you have a toolpath generated you can go into simulation mode and see what your cuts will look like.

Let me know how it goes!