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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 and Inkscape to Create GCode?
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:17:19 PM »
Hello everyone,

Here's another newbie! I purchased my 6040 CNC a few months ago and just got around yesterday to setting it up and trying it all out. I've installed my licence, no issues there. When it comes to creating Gcode, Inkscape seems to be a program that a lot of people use. I'm having issues getting it to work with Mach3 however.  No matter what the image or font size, it keeps pulling an error code "COMMAND TOO LONG".

I make custom tombstones and to ease the burden of using a Dremel, I invested in this wonderful machine! So, what I need it to do is engrave font and basic images that are clipart. I'd be learning to do the 3D images in the future, but right now I've gotta nail down the basic engraving.

So if you guys feel Inkscape isnt a great place to do fonts to Gcode, what program do you recommend? Or, if Inkscape IS a good program, why is it not complying with Mach3?
I'd search the forum database but that is having issues as well.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

If you want to see what I make, you can check out my stuff on Instagram @Cemeteryhaunts This way you can see what I'll be using my router for

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