Voxelizer Experimental release notes 2019-07-15


#1

We’re happy to announce a new version of Voxelizer Experimental which brings a complete rework of the CNC milling workflow for ZMorph machines.

Windows: The updates should automatically show up when starting Voxelizer - if they don’t, you can click on Help -> Check for updates or download the Windows installer directly from here.

Linux: install with snap install voxelizer --beta, update automatically or with snap refresh voxelizer

MacOS: Download latest version here.

Voxelizer Experimental release notes 2019-07-15

New CNC milling workflow

Files support

  • STEP engineering file format is now supported
  • Planes and edges of the model may now be selected to define milling operations
  • Available functionalities adapt based on the loaded file format:
    • All functionalities are available for STEP files
    • 3d operations are available for regular mesh files (STL etc.)
    • 2d operations are available for flat vector files (DXF etc.)
  • Milling projects may now be saved as Voxelizer projects

New generation engine

  • The CNC milling workflow has been reworked with professional users in mind
  • The generation engine now outputs much more precise instructions as it uses the input directly, without an intermediate voxel step
  • Path generation algorithms have undergone many optimizations
  • It’s now possible to change tools within one file/process
  • It’s now possible to define a local coordinate system

Presets and configuration

  • A new library of milling tools and materials is now available
  • Greater configurability of the milling parameters
  • Errors in entered parameters are automatically detected and communicated to the user
  • Parameters are now explained with graphical tooltips

Preview and simulation

  • A new view of the scene, including a CNC table preview
  • An interactive simulation-based preview of the milling effect
  • Preview of tool paths
  • Automatic detection of tool/material collision

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#3

When can we expect another update to the experimental version?


#4

Hello,
what would you expect in the update? Did you encounter any problems?


#5

I’m nervous about using an app that is “experimental” so I’m curious to know when it will be complete, and stable. Thus I’m not sure if there’s a roadmap to that, or how frequently there are new beta/experimental builds released.


#6

The Mac experimental version is incredibly unstable. I would hope to be able to actually use the app without it crashing every 2-3 minutes.


#7

Agreed. Also it doesn’t seem to support retina screen resolutions, everything is slightly blurry.