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4xiDraw V1 Support Tools


Quick Start


Inkscape

Inkscape 0.92.2

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source.


To Install this tool all files to /Inkscape/share/extensions To Access the tool inside Inkscape go to your menu Extensions/4xiDraw Tools/Generate Pen (Servo) Gcode Tool


Controller

Universal G-Code Sender Universal G-Code Sender is a Java based, cross platform G-Code sender, compatible with GRBL and TinyG/g2core. Use this program to run a GRBL or TinyG/g2core controlled CNC machine.

Version Description
UGS Classic The nightly build of the classic version with a clean and lightweight user interface
UGS Platform The nightly build of the next generation, feature packed version based on the Netbeans Platform

Other GUIs

GrblPanel [Windows]

GrblPanel Maintained by retired computer professional @gerritv, GrblPanel is a GUI that implements more advanced features and functionality commonly found in production machines like Haas, Fanuc, etc. All of the required tools for setting up and running a milling job are neatly arranged and designed to be easily accessible based on decades-old accepted workflows in machine shops. GrblPanel currently only works in Windows via .Net v4.5, but will eventually be updated for cross-platform use through Mono.

LaserGRBL [Windows]

Laser optimized GUI for Grbl http://lasergrbl.com

  • Simple & Minimal Interface designed for Grbl v1.1
  • jpg,bmp,png Image import (Image Vectorization, Grayscale Lines, Dithering 1bit)
  • 2D Graphic preview for engraving/cutting (with grayscale mapping)
  • Easy-To-Use Overrides control
  • User defined buttons, power to you!
  • Grbl Configuration Import/Export
  • Configuration, Alarm and Error codes decoding for Grbl v1.1 (with description tooltip)
  • Homing button, Feed Hold button, Resume button and Grbl Reset button
  • Job time preview and realtime projection
  • Jogging (for any Grbl version)
  • Feed overrides (for Grbl > v1.1) with easy-to-use interface
  • Multilangual: english, italian, german, french, spanish, danish and brazilian

LaserGRBL_preview

CNCjs [Windows]

cncjs

Candle [Windows]

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iDraw Controller  Play Store

The iDraw Controller is used to control the 4xiDraw V1 drawing machine. (Bluetooth | USB)

4xiDraw Tools Export G-code from Adobe Illustrator

To Install this tool “Export to G-code.jsx” to /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2018/Presets/en_US/Scripts To Access the tool inside Illustrator go to your menu File/Scripts/4xiDraw Export to G-code1.1a


Image

4xiDraw sample images – Inkscape .svg sample image files

StippleGen

grace2k-newframe.png StippleGen is free and open source software, written in the Processing development environment. It comes ready to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and it is available for download here. The current version number is 2.31.

The download includes ready-to-run platform-specific versions of StippleGen for Mac, Windows, and Linux, as well as the source code. Current Mac and Windows versions include Java. For linux, you will need to have a recent version of Java installed on your computer.

SquiggleDraw

SquiggleDraw will create a SVG file from an image, using the brightness to change the amplitude of sine waves. It is easier to look at the examples below to better understand. 🙂

You can use the saved SVG file to print from Inkscape/AI/etc, draw with a pen on a pen plotter (like the awesome AxiDraw), or engrave with a lasercutter (it looks cool!)
This is code for Processing (http://processing.org)
Additional dependency: Download and install controlP5 in your processing libraries directory. ( http://www.sojamo.de/libraries/controlP5/ )
Features:

  • Simple UI to load/save images, adjust parameters related to the sine waves, and basic image adjustements
  • Saved SVG is larger than original image for detail

Example output: SquiggleDraw Example Output SquiggleDraw UI: SquiggleDraw UI