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Offline cgabe

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3d 2 1/2d cam program
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
I am trying to find a program that takes dxf files and gives me G code.  Like visualmill but it is toooo expensive. I already have the 3d cad program just need to do G code for both3d and v groove engraving.  suggestions please some seem to do 3d an not engraving or engraving but not 3d, good quality is nice but at reasonable price.
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Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 09:57:17 PM »
thanks for these suggestions but I need an output file that is ready to load into Mach3, c/w post processor.
Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 10:02:32 PM »
CamBam is a great program for the money. 
Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 11:16:20 PM »
Look at SheetCAM - www.sheetcam.com

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Ray L.
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Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 05:06:34 AM »
Do CamBam and SheetCam both do 3D now?

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Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 06:26:51 AM »
Dave,
Cambam does but is limited. IE; tooling choice is just one of them.

RICH
Re: 3d 2 1/2d cam program
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 06:50:57 PM »
ShopCam is a relatively inexpensive program. I use it everyday at work. Its not Mastercam by any means but it does accept DXF files & Iges Files. I do beleive there is a post in it for mach 3 also. Dont hold me to that but im pretty sure..