Inkscape can write HPGL files which are very close to GCode. I wrote a Python program to convert from HPGL to GCode.I wanted to mill some very simple shapes from thin brass sheet on my small lathe. It worked OK but then I discovered electro-etching which is a lot less trouble. I can cut an etch mask from self-adhesive vinyl with my Silhouette Portrait cutter....R
Laser sounds good but is very difficult to do well.Also emits seriously bad gases.If you don't get a ready made unit, you will be very sorry, but I think this was implied already..
would that just do two vertical points though (pen up, pen down)?
I guess so. But I was working on the assumption that Inkscape just produces a 2D drawing.It would be straightforward to repeat a movement (or series of movements) at different depths if you could not mill all the way through in one pass....R
I have an old version of SolidWorks that was given to me due to it being outdated. but i have not found a way to generate GRBL code from there.