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Which cam soft for 4 axis simultaneous milling with mach3 ?
« on: October 18, 2014, 02:10:59 PM »
Hello, I'm using solidcam for 3 axis milling but there's no mach3 post processor for 4 axis. THen which program can I use ?
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Re: Which cam soft for 4 axis simultaneous milling with mach3 ?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 08:34:55 AM »
greg2fs

I am currently looking at CamBam, it claims to be able to control the 4th axis, but I have yet to test this claim. I just have a slight issue (most probably operator fault, by default) in that I cannot get the G-code produced in CamBam to load to Mach even with M<ach set as the post processor in CamBam.

It also seems very affordable (think it's 149$) as opposed to cam's like BobcadCam, way over my entire years earnings, so I could never afford that.

When I die, will someone please dress up as the Grim Reaper and attend my funeral. No need to do or say anything, just attend and stand a short distance away? PLEASE???
Re: Which cam soft for 4 axis simultaneous milling with mach3 ?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 10:02:11 AM »
DeskProto does 4th axis work well.  Hobby license is about $350.
Re: Which cam soft for 4 axis simultaneous milling with mach3 ?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 05:57:14 PM »
I use either Vcarve Pro or Aspire for my 4th axis work.
They are both Vectric programs.
http://www.vectric.com/index.html