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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:06:43 PM »
yea, thanks for advice guys...think I will give dolphin a look see

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:02:12 PM »
Dont think it will get you banned from here , the BobCAD forum possibly ;D

Well I'm not concerned about being banned from bobcad/cam forum...I'm not a member. I'm not going to pay for bobcad/cam without being able to use it just so I can join their forums.

Lol...that makes me wonder if the reason they wont let you join forum is simply because they want your money or they only want people that will praise their product on their forums? hmmm...possibly both?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 31, 2011, 12:37:42 PM »
bobcad/cam seem to only want to help you learn their software if you pay them, ie...buy the registered full version (with out even knowing if I'll use/like it), pay for lessons at $150.00 (minimum) an hour (again with out even knowing if I'll use/like it) , pay $400.00 dollars for 12 months of support (again with out even knowing if I'll use/like it). You cant even join their bobcad/cam forums unless you buy the the registered full version. How do they expect to get new customers if they don't want to help new customers learn/understand their software? Don't they know that people use the demo first to try/test it AND get a feel for the company behind it. I'm not going to pay for something that I don't even know if I can use it or if I'll even like it. At this point, I don't think I will be using it even as a demo to try and learn it out due to their lack of care, concern, support for first time users because they seem to put their need for money before their desire for gaining a new customer.

I gave them a try because of mach3 recommendations and bobcad/cam video testimonials. Speaking of the video testimonials...I can find desert nomads that were sold sand and happy about it.

I'm not trying to badmouth, disparage or soil bobcad/cam reputation or its users or discourage any one considering using them.

I hope this doesn't get me banned from forum. I like mach3 because of it's intuitiveness and customization to each person and am greatful to the mach3 community members.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 31, 2011, 11:43:59 AM »
BobCAD I got nowhere with and help when I asked was non existent.
neither have i...and i'm just trying to learn/undersdand it

What kind of machine will you have (Lathe, Router, Mill, Plasma etc) ?
I am new to milling / CNC...I will be using a littlemachineshop benchtop (mini mill) 3900. there version of sx2

What kind of work do you intend to do (2D, 2.5D, 3D)?
making parts to convert the mill to cnc and custom PC coolers and modifications, 2D-3D

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:29:53 PM »
OMG...this makes me feel like I just came out of the womb and got B **ch slapped by the doctor Lol. I guess this isn't for newbies.

I downloaded the v24 demo earlier today and have been trying all day to make a drawing of a CPU waterblock Ive had on my mind for some time. Have to say I feel like I've been kicked in the .

I can draw it out on paper very easy but getting it in bobcad/cam and sinking fast. Starting to have second and third thoughts about this.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:41:48 PM »
I watched the bobcadcam vids and it was talking about it controlling the machine (post processors). I downloaded the free trial any way...figured why not Lol

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 & bobcadcam
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:31:14 PM »
I have Mach3, why would would I need bobcad/cam?

« on: July 30, 2011, 05:43:35 PM »
Is there a free drawing software that mach3/lazycam can use?

This may be the wrong area for this question. I am going to attempt to mill a CPU cooler for a friend but I cant find any specifications on CPU cooler mounting hole dimensions.
does anyone know where I can find the specifications (hole center to center dimensions) for CPU cooler mounting for various CPU sockets?

thanks if you can help

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3 not downloading
« on: July 30, 2011, 12:11:07 PM »

Calm down - chill.

There are many here willing to help you in any way that they can.
There are also many thousands of extremely satisfied Mach3 users.
Mach3 serves me well but I accept that it may not suit everyone but if you are prepared to put in a little effort learning then I am sure you will not be disappointed.


Yea, sorry...watched hours of video (screens in video need updating, especially the begining "how to download") on getting familiar with mach3/lazycam. Was very tired (grumpy) and very excited to get going. have to say it's not as intimidating as it seemed after watching vids...tyvm artsoft, nice job

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