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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: cgabe on January 10, 2013, 03:06:58 PM

Title: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: cgabe on January 10, 2013, 03:06:58 PM
I am trying to find a program that takes dxf files and gives me G code.  Like visualmill but it is toooo expensive. I already have the 3d cad program just need to do G code for both3d and v groove engraving.  suggestions please some seem to do 3d an not engraving or engraving but not 3d, good quality is nice but at reasonable price.
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: ostie01 on January 10, 2013, 03:27:17 PM
http://www.cncprobuild.com/dxf.html

http://dxf-2-g-code.softwareandgames.com/

http://www.cncprobuild.com/pdf.html

There are many freeware on the net.

Just google search.

Jeff
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: cgabe on January 10, 2013, 09:57:17 PM
thanks for these suggestions but I need an output file that is ready to load into Mach3, c/w post processor.
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: kregan on January 10, 2013, 10:02:32 PM
CamBam is a great program for the money. 
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: HimyKabibble on January 10, 2013, 11:16:20 PM
Look at SheetCAM - www.sheetcam.com

Regards,
Ray L.
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: budman68 on January 11, 2013, 05:06:34 AM
Do CamBam and SheetCam both do 3D now?

Dave
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: RICH on January 11, 2013, 06:26:51 AM
Dave,
Cambam does but is limited. IE; tooling choice is just one of them.

RICH
Title: Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
Post by: Kctallguy on January 11, 2013, 06:50:57 PM
ShopCam is a relatively inexpensive program. I use it everyday at work. Its not Mastercam by any means but it does accept DXF files & Iges Files. I do beleive there is a post in it for mach 3 also. Dont hold me to that but im pretty sure..