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I am using Mach2 from 2004-05. It is the trial version. I am interested now in using it commercially and getting the licensed version to make pantographs in aluminum plate from a customer provided image, if this is possible. Can some kind soul show me some examples of what is possible? I have seen examples on the web of intricate patterns having been turned into carved wood, acrylic aluminum, etc. Also I am curious how the software deals with different colors. Does it convert color to tool depth? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: tell me about importing a jpeg image and converting it to G-code
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 04:19:19 PM »
Mach wont do that, it is a controller, LazyCAM that comes with Mach possibly can, not 100% sure though.
BTW get Mach3 downloaded, its much better than Mach2.
Hood
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 04:23:15 PM »
The software I am running has a greyed-out menu option for importing an image file. I assumed that it was because I have a demo version that the option is greyed-out. I can't find any documentation on this though.
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Re: tell me about importing a jpeg image and converting it to G-code
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 04:25:39 PM »
Mach used to import bitmaps etc but it is now LazyCAM that does it.
Hood
Re: tell me about importing a jpeg image and converting it to G-code
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007, 04:45:08 PM »
What do you mean 'pantographs' Tiger?. Is it like Vectrics picture cutting software? Not sure what you are trying to make.

Jim

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