Second entry after I’ve given this some thought
-copy past tool paths in carbide motion (especially useful if works with groups of tool paths.)
-I also find the tiny hole and 1.5 mm hex wrench tightening thing a bit odd, maybe this could be pointed out more clearly for new users, or optimally, future motors might use a bigger hex wrench.
-I would really love to see a Nomad XL that can work on 12x12 inch material, I find that its pretty easy to find material that comes in 12x12. The Nomad is a super attractive machine, but its size has kept me from seriously considering buying one. I know its supposed to be a desk cnc, but I think that could still be feasible with a 12x12 inch work space.
-carbide create: importing image files at certain dpi (might be harder than I imagine, I can understand keeping it to svg, its just an extra step really)
-carbide create: 3D work, like a CAD program, this one I know is a but absurd, but it would be awesome.
-carbide create: generate those little steps in indicated tool paths, connector pieces to keep the part cut from becoming completely disconnected from stock material that you cut after the fact. (I know they have a name, can’t think of it right now)
-carbide create: drill function
-carbide create: change the default retract height to be less, I found this significantly reduces the time my projects take, but I often forget to change it
-carbide create: savable preferences, like with the retract height
-get rid of that tool path/design for a carbide create plaque that you see when you launch carbide create, its not a big deal, just a slight annoyance, and I don’t even know if it works because the simulation seems to suggest that it does not. On second thought maybe this was part of a tutorial to make a tool path for the text? Anyway, I don’t think it needs to be there every time I launch carbide create.
-For the forum, yup this one, I would love to see a gallery layout that just shows images, maybe you can click them to get more information, but it would be great just to be able to casually browse, optimally placed up at the top of the forum home page, next to ‘latest, new, unread, top’ as a separate place rather than just like any other topic.
My ideal accessories (SO3):
-shop vac attachment
-coolant hose attachment
-coolant collection/filter for that hose thing I just said
-stronger (like wider) belts, and attachments to work with the extra width
-possibly even a lead rod upgrade, to do away with the belts
-I would love if the aluminum table were cheaper (but I understand why that probably wont happen, still plan on buying one)
-a CASE for shapeoko 3, plexiglas doors, holes for wires/vacuum tubes/other with caps for when not in use, ready to be upgraded with full coolant systems
-attachment to said case, coolant basin
-cheap fan attachment like those ones people 3d print
-usb attachment that allows you to move axis es (jog machine) possible attachment to my dream case mentioned above
-decent work holding
Things I agree with seen here:
-More machine accessories
-adding materials to drop down list
-editing all tool paths depth/feed/speed rates after the fact, all at once ---- possibly allowing you to say ‘change all tool paths with a depth of NUMa to NUMb’ or ‘set all to stock thickness’ or other similar commands
-an official store page for replacement parts, so we don’t have to do some email jazz
-with the feeds and speeds thing, like Will said, set feeds and speeds once, for all paths
Wow that’s a lot haha.