Mechnical engineering plotter .
February 3, 2013
So here is the thing.
On september I got on my local technical university (http://www.tuc.gr) on the department of product and managment engieneering
this one may look like a more of managment school but its not , you actually get the diploma of a mechanical engineer and
a product manager .But this samester I had this course about linear sketching of mechanical engineered objects and we had to
do the sketches by hand but this was so boring .So I had an idea for the next course of this one .My idea is to build a plotter
but not a usual one . This one will get an stl file and generate gcode but still not a usual one .Different gcode generators generate gcode on many different ways but I need to do it on a very specific way .
When the programm that will work on the plotter gets the stl file I want the gcode generated in different chunks of gcode.
For example first do the outer lines of the object with a specific pencil when you are done stop and wait till the user changes
the pencil.Then continue on the unseen levels lines ,then on the sizes lines and numbers of each side ,then on the helping for the sizes lines , then on the cuts and the thing goes on .I have a book that says how you have to draw everything ,with what pencil, what thickness and stuff like this .
And then have the plotter to draw the sketch for you .
So the question is how the f**k im going to do this one ,yes I have the idea but not sure how to do it .
So if anyone can help or has any suggestions im all ears .
Thanx for your time anyway .