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3d-modeling and g-code generating for beginners
« on: November 18, 2020, 03:55:42 AM »
HI guys.

I have finnaly copleted buliding my own 3axis cnc mascine.
I have it upp and runing. Now i have a problem (no really :-) )
Althoug i know how to do 3D models i have really hard time with finding a basic enough program that would exlain and allow me to actually get a g-code out from it.
I am hoping if anyone of you can suggest me some basic program that has good tutorial on how to tell program to do what i want and get g-code out.

Thanks.

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Re: 3d-modeling and g-code generating for beginners
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 10:24:36 AM »
If your 3D modelling package will output an .stl file then MeshCam may be a good choice for creating a Gcode file for your CNC.   https://www.grzsoftware.com/

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Re: 3d-modeling and g-code generating for beginners
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 02:18:05 AM »
you can also give Estlcam a try.

https://www.estlcam.de/

do not be affraid, Homepage is in German, but Software can be installed in english.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: 3d-modeling and g-code generating for beginners
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 07:21:29 AM »
Thank you both. I will check the programs.