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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2011, 11:53:37 AM »
It all depends on how you work. I always use the lower left corner as 0,0. My machine has fixed stops to locate the part at 0,0, and the machine has home switches. So it's very easy to find the exact same position.

If you're not removing the work from the table when you re-cut, then home switches should be all you need.
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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2011, 09:36:00 PM »
The coordinates get off when you change the original drawing and reload into Mach. But what Steve said also makes sense because I tried it today. I completely changed a drawing and the coordinates. Then I zeroed on a hole location both times and it lined up perfectly without having to move the stock material. The actual drawing coordinates were not the same until I moved the entire drawing to the 0,0 in Bamcam.

I am in the process of building a new machine and have it almost finished. I am going to evaluate the VCarve program for the next few weeks. Tony (from Vcarve) said that the evaluation copy will not save tool path codes for your own DXF files. But this should still allow a good evaluation. from what I have seen of it, it is a quality program. It's still somewhat pricey. However, I am not against paying for quality. I am a firm believer of you get what you pay for.

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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2011, 09:53:17 PM »
If you're moving the drawing, then that's the problem. You really should learn to edit the drawing without moving it. That would be a lot easier than referencing to a hole in the the part. Just my opinion.
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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2011, 11:30:50 AM »
That's true for sure. I don't think CamBam has the flexibility like AutoCad. I tried to correct the drawing in CamBam but I couldn't get it to do what I wanted. I probably don't know it well enough yet.
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2011, 04:03:53 PM »
Hi


Has anyone using ucancam?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ucancam-V9-CNC-Waveboard-Engraving-Software-CAS-G-Code-/160498151859
For its price, looking very promising...
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2011, 04:53:44 PM »
Hi


Has anyone using ucancam?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ucancam-V9-CNC-Waveboard-Engraving-Software-CAS-G-Code-/160498151859
For its price, looking very promising...

It ships from China, so I wouldn't set my expectations too high....or expect any coherent tech support.  Considering those two points, I think it's priced a bit high.
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2011, 09:21:04 PM »
I emailed them before a while.. They said they fix any issue with program.   Their forum is not so fancy, however they answer for questions.
Actually i was looking for a program, generate waves... I just lazy to draw lines, if a program generate automatically..
As I looked for other programs, they dont makes it automatically. You have to spend tremendous time to draw lines out..
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2011, 09:32:10 PM »
Most CAD programs have a helix function.  The attached is from Rhino3D.  Is this what you mean by waves?
Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2011, 11:21:43 PM »
Thank you, to answering me. Not only a sin wave i was thinking.  Ive got this picture, and i knew  some program makes it, because draw out hundred of squarefeets, can be boring.
Already i found some replies on cnczone. Thank you again to answer me. I

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Re: CAM recommendation, other than CamBam
« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2011, 03:49:59 AM »
I think Vcarve pro does that, it definately has a function to do random cuts and you can alter the settings so you may be able to get that effect.

Steve