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Mach3 plugins
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:41:15 AM »
Hi guys

I need some info regarding vector engraving please. I have a plasma table with mach3 for a while now, and are fairly familiar with the product. However, I now purchased a second hand laser machine which also run mach3 with the only plugin installed is TOMTOM, that can only do raster engraving.  Is there any other programs or plugins available that can be used to do vector engraving on this machine. I would prefer to keep mach3 as my cnc controller though. Looked everywhere, I could think of, but to no avail.
I hope this sense. Any advise will be appreciated. Thx

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Re: Mach3 plugins
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 04:27:48 AM »
Most CAD/CAM software will convert Vector to Gcode which can be used with Mach3. Some are free, some are paid for - Google and see what you can find.

As an example Vectric Aspire https://release.vectric.com/products/aspire/ together with a Vectric Post Processor http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36639.0.html could handle all your vector laser requirements.

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Re: Mach3 plugins
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 04:30:08 AM »
Hey Tweakie.
Thanks a mill. Gonna follow those links now. Will let you know when I am up an running on the vectors