Hello all, I am brand new to this CNC world and I’m looking to purchase a Shapeoko very soon. I have a question though. Is it possible to manually move the tool and have it trace an item back to the software so it can be manipulated? I was thinking about making some custom tool storage and that would make life so much easier!
The machine can’t read its position when moved manually. There are “digitizing probes” which do a similar function automatically, but I am not familiar with the software.
I believe many people just use photographs or scans and trace tools in a vector graphics program like Inkscape. You’d just need something to accurately scale the image.
We have a tutorial on this as described by @neilferreri
Awesome, that’s exactly what I needed! Thanks!