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which version of Mach is easiest for virgin cnc man
« on: August 29, 2006, 07:39:30 PM »
I have just ordered a small cnc router from the USA becaus I can't find anything in the UK for less than $30,000.00.
i am a complete newbee to cnc but good with overheads vac clamping etc.
I keep hearing about Mach but which version should I start with. I will be mainly doing 2.5d work on solid wood.
Any help would be appreciated also any links to other free or inexpensive cnc related software.

Thanks in advance

Col ;D
Re: which version of Mach is easiest for virgin cnc man
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 09:38:47 PM »
I would start with the newest version of Mach3 and LazyCam that comes with Mach :) this will get you to the point where you can read a DXF and make a gcode program.

Best of luck
Brian
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Re: which version of Mach is easiest for virgin cnc man
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 03:47:26 AM »
As Brian says go with the latest Mach 3 but don't be afraid to ask questions.

As regards software have a look at VCarve Pro from Vectric

http://www.vectric.com

This is truly awesome for routers.

John S.