I started working on this version in early 2017. I did a break, and during this break I worked on the new version of my android application that I use to count my flights, to follow my credit, and to follow few birthdays. And in september I got back to work on Jedicut to finish a complete rewrite of the speed calculation and a complete rewrite of the control of the wire temperature.
The goal is : regularity of speeds like never before, and efficient heating management.
Depending on your machine, you may need to review the speed settings, and it will be necessary to review the material settings in the Jedicut options.
Be careful : If you used an old Jedicut release, and if you installed Jedicut 2.4, you have to delete *.ini files manually after Jedicut 2.4 first launch. In Windows File Explorer, find the hidden directory called C:\ProgramData\Jedicut and rename it like C:\ProgramData\Jedicut.old by example.
The main evolution of this release is the file generation in GCode, which you can use with the interpolator of your choice (LinuxCNC, GRBL …). To produce GCode file, you have to use the Jedicut cutting wizard (the reason is hard to explain …).
How to produce GCode for hot wire cutting with Jedicut
To use this new feature, simply go to the Jedicut options, section “Communication”. Select the “GCode” plugin.
After the publication of my firt Android app that help us to count everything (Times & events), I took out Jedicut project to work on few corrections and to work on ideas you sent me. Jedicut 2.3.3 (Download page) contains some of this ideas.
Here are new features that should help do foam cutting and help us to use Jedicut :
Cycle of cutting : A new kind of movement for your cycle of cutting called “oblique”,
Cycle of cutting : Jedicut show how many key points you added in your profile,
Cycle of cutting : New button added to delete all key points with just 1 click,
Cycle of cutting : Zoom in doing a selection in the drawing with mouse, and zoom out doing right click,
Cycle of cutting : Blue lines represent fast movement, and red lines represents slow movemet (cut speed),
Jedicut ask you if you want to save your last unsaved modification before closing the file or closing Jedicut,
You can exit all windows using escape key.
There are also many corrections and improvements like these : (more…)
Because of lack of time, I don’t have reworked Jedicut, except to help people on very particular problems. I re opened the Jedicut project for 2 months and I suggest you download the new beta release 188.8.131.52.
This release offers two new evolutions to simplify the use of Jedicut :
Jedicut monitors if you have changed a cut or a profile since its last record, and offers to save your changes if you close tabs, or if you close Jedicut.
Windows can be closed using the escape key on the keyboard : handy when you want to quickly close a window without seeking the “Cancel” button (the tabs are not affected by this feature, fortunately…).
There are also many fixes and improvements that I could mention exhaustively. For example, the release include:
A correction of a bug when opening a file in which user doesn’t chose a profile,
The ability to save and open a profile with no point entered,
A correction of labels tabs when you first backup your work
Deleting an error message that appeared wrongly when opening files with jdp or dat format
Improved the size of the main window for low-resolution screens,
Improved the design of the window of the cycle of cutting,
Improved translation system to force the translation of all open tabs when user change language,
Changing the zoom value in the cycle of cutting window (until better)
A correction of a bug causing a general crash of Jedicut when closing the settings window when cutting file is open …
To use this release of Jedicut it’s simple:
You download this file: Jedicut_184.108.40.206.zip
You replace your Jedicut.exe file with the one contained in the zip.
Have a good time!
Edit : I deleted the download link because a new Jedicut release is available