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rhino:rhinocam [2015/09/14]
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rhino:rhinocam [2016/05/17] (current)
sandy
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 Environment variables is a Windows feature that allows software manufacturers to configure certain options for the operating environment of their programs. Environment variables is a Windows feature that allows software manufacturers to configure certain options for the operating environment of their programs.
  
-Create and access environment variables the following way: Right click on **My Computer**, select **Properties**,​ **Advanced tab**, **Environment Variables**. ​ Add with the **New** button. ​ These variables may be placed in the **User** section to have different possibilities for different users, or the **System** section to act globally for all users.+Create and access environment variables the following way: Right-click **My Computer**, select **Properties**,​ **Advanced tab**, **Environment Variables**. ​ Add with the **New** button. ​ These variables may be placed in the **User** section to have different possibilities for different users, or the **System** section to act globally for all users.
  
 [[http://​support.microsoft.com/​default.aspx?​scid=kb;​en-us;​310519&​sd=tech|More info on using Environment Variables.]] [[http://​support.microsoft.com/​default.aspx?​scid=kb;​en-us;​310519&​sd=tech|More info on using Environment Variables.]]
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   * **VMILL_TOOLPATH_THICKNESS** – [0.1-10.0] – [[rhino:​opengl|OpenGL]] thickness value for displaying toolpath using thick lines   * **VMILL_TOOLPATH_THICKNESS** – [0.1-10.0] – [[rhino:​opengl|OpenGL]] thickness value for displaying toolpath using thick lines
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 =====Using the user defined tool tab to create custom tools===== =====Using the user defined tool tab to create custom tools=====
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   - Draw the profile of the tool in the XY plane (only to the centerline, i.e. half profile).   - Draw the profile of the tool in the XY plane (only to the centerline, i.e. half profile).
   - Make sure the starting point is at 0,0.   - Make sure the starting point is at 0,0.
-  - In RhinoCAM 2.0, select the profile of the tool created in the XY plane from the Rhino menu bar use File->​Export Selected and save this as a Rhino (*.3dm) file. Make sure that this is the only region in the file before exporting. This file will be the tool profile file. //In RhinoCAM 1.0, save the file as .mrg (using export region in the file menu).// +  - In RhinoCAM 2.0, select the profile of the tool created in the XY plane from the Rhino menu bar use **File->​Export Selected** and save this as a Rhino (*.3dm) file. Make sure that this is the only region in the file before exporting. This file will be the tool profile file. //In RhinoCAM 1.0, save the file as .mrg (using export region in the file menu).// 
-  - In RhinoCAM 2.0, from the Cutting Tools Browser under the Create/​Select Tools menu – select ​User Defined Mill tool. //In RhinoCAM 1.0, in the Create/​Select Tools menu – select User Defined Mill tool.//+  - In RhinoCAM 2.0, from the Cutting Tools Browser under the Create/​Select Tools menu. Select the **User Defined Mill** tool. //In RhinoCAM 1.0, in the Create/​Select Tools menuselect ​**User Defined Mill tool.//
   - Select a name for the user-defined tool and enter the relevant information and comments. The parameter for the tool diameter should be twice the profile radius. You can also enter a different tool diameter if you need a different size tool. The system computes the tool diameter as twice the largest X coordinate in the tool profile. It will then scale the profile by (input diameter/​computed diameter). Example: If the input diameter is same as computed diameter then the scale factor is one.   - Select a name for the user-defined tool and enter the relevant information and comments. The parameter for the tool diameter should be twice the profile radius. You can also enter a different tool diameter if you need a different size tool. The system computes the tool diameter as twice the largest X coordinate in the tool profile. It will then scale the profile by (input diameter/​computed diameter). Example: If the input diameter is same as computed diameter then the scale factor is one.
   - Provide the path to the user-defined tool profile file.   - Provide the path to the user-defined tool profile file.
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 Use the tool in 2-1/2 axis profiling operations. Use the tool in 2-1/2 axis profiling operations.
  
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 =====To capture the active window with an image in RhinoCAM===== =====To capture the active window with an image in RhinoCAM=====
 ScreenCaptureToFile and ScreenCaptureToClipboard work fine in RhinoCAM to capture the active window with an image of a RhinoCAM simulation. ViewCaptureToFile/​Clipboard does not work. ScreenCaptureToFile and ScreenCaptureToClipboard work fine in RhinoCAM to capture the active window with an image of a RhinoCAM simulation. ViewCaptureToFile/​Clipboard does not work.
  
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 =====How to display a "Tool Guide" in VisualMill===== =====How to display a "Tool Guide" in VisualMill=====
-Go in to your registry, open up HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder, scroll down to the //​Software//​ folder and open it. Next find //Mecsoft Corporation//​ folder and open it. Find the //​settings//​ folder and open it. Find the //​DisplayToolAtCursor//​ reg_dword, double click on it and change the value data from a 0 to a 1.+Go in to your registry, open up HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder, scroll down to the //​Software//​ folder and open it. Next find //Mecsoft Corporation//​ folder and open it. Find the //​settings//​ folder and open it. Find the //​DisplayToolAtCursor//​ reg_dword, double-click on it and change the value data from a 0 to a 1.
  
 Now it will display the tool you have loaded while making a boundary or creating geometry. Now it will display the tool you have loaded while making a boundary or creating geometry.
rhino/rhinocam.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/17 by sandy