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General Mach Discussion / Rank newbie question
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:41:40 PM »
Hi, I got the cnc bug about 3yrs ago, bought plans and built a router that does work, I also purchased the Mach program, now what? I gave up in frustration, today I decided to dig it out and try again. My problem as a newbie is where do I go from here, I would like to draw simple aluminum parts for my other hobbies, convert to g code and run them. Do I lay out a chunk of cash for a cad-cam program and try to learn it? I am retired so learning something new is not as easy as it used to be, are there any free programs or low cost ones that would work for me?
Any help or direction would be appreciated.

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / cad-cam purchase?
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:35:36 PM »
Hi, I am looking at cad cam programs, I have a desk top router powered by Mach3, does anyone have any experience, good or bad with Master Cam X2 MR2 SP1? I can get the program for a good price and as it is just a hobby I cannot justify the cost of v-carve etc.
Any feedback you can offer would be appreciated.
Thank you

Mach3 under Vista / mach 3 and vista
« on: November 17, 2007, 02:20:02 PM »
Hi, I saved my mach 3 from my old computer (XP) and loaded it onto my new computer (vista 32), all went well with reg change etc., until I came to "go to C:\mach3 folder and right click driver test exe." I can not find driver test exe in the mach folder. Where do I go from here? Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Terry ???

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / cadcam purchase
« on: September 15, 2007, 12:40:57 PM »
I am looking at the three programs listed, I would like your opinions and ideas.

General Mach Discussion / Mach 3
« on: August 31, 2007, 06:19:06 PM »
Hi guys, I have just looked at my Mach 3 program folder and I have an older version of Lazycam in the folder, I have the latest version of lazycam as a separate download, should I be deleting the older one and moving the new download into my mach folder?
Thanks for any help you can offer.

General Mach Discussion / profiles
« on: March 09, 2007, 07:26:41 PM »
Hi, I lost my computer and had to download the program in my new one, I have done the basic setup, I have a copy of my old profile, if I go in and change my  new profile to match the original, am I asking for problems or will it restore my original settings?

General Mach Discussion / mach 3 ??
« on: February 05, 2007, 11:20:22 PM »
I have been posting trying to figure out why mach 3 will not write my codes in inch format, however now I can not even use lazycam, as everytime I try and load a dxf file I get microsoft message to shut down and the screen goes blank. Not impressed.

General Mach Discussion / Frustrated with code
« on: February 03, 2007, 11:30:53 PM »
I have mach 3 set up in inch mode, if I import a supplied g code such as "roadrunner", I have no problem running it. If I draw something on Vector or any other cad, export it as dxf to lazy cam, clean it up etc. and click for g code, it writes the code in metric, I have poured over the program for hours and cannot seem to find what I am doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated.

LazyCam (Beta) / inch-metric
« on: February 02, 2007, 08:05:08 PM »
I am playing with the free version of codeshark, when I draw something, save as dxf and open in lazycam, clean it up and hit g code, when I open the g code in Mach 3, it comes up in metric, I have the Mach 3 set up for inch, is there somewhere I can get the code to show up in inches?

LazyCam (Beta) / shut down message
« on: February 01, 2007, 05:34:53 PM »
When in lazycam, if I click on the tool start position on the screen, I immediately get the illegal action and must shut down message from microsoft. Am I doing something wrong or is it a glitch.

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