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Re: Is there a simple 3-D program I can use
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 11:40:52 AM »
Rhino is a very good 3D package but now your up to $4500 for 3D and 4TH axis. that a lot ofmoney if your just doing this for a hobby. I am looking at getting Rhino as it will handle both point and mesh files. You can get Bobcad V21 for a few hundred bucks and will do a nice job on 2 1/2 and 3D. But it is no Rhino
Hi Lakeside - That seems a bit on the  high side for Rhino + a 4 axis CAM - which CAM are you looking at?
Re: Is there a simple 3-D program I can use
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 12:31:23 PM »
What about Cut 3d or Even Better V-Carve?

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Re: Is there a simple 3-D program I can use
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 02:41:12 PM »
Sorry got the wrong end of the stick there, thought you were wanting a 3d CAM program to create the gcode.

There are a few free 3d programs, Some people use googles Sketchup, someone has mad an exporter to create STL files, never used it myself and Alibre Design express which will export STL's.

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Re: Is there a simple 3-D program I can use
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008, 06:55:14 AM »
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Hi Lakeside - That seems a bit on the high side for Rhino + a 4 axis CAM - which CAM are you looking at?
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The offer I recieved was $3500 rhinocam $500 for 4th axis $500 for a seat of Rhino cad. Rhino can handle point and mess file very nicely. That why I'm looking at it. Also I need a fourth axis program. Bobcad V22 for 3d works great. but I don;t see them with a real fourth axis program for another year anyways.

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Re: Is there a simple 3-D program I can use
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2008, 08:43:24 AM »
I haven't tried it myself but the program 'gmax' is available free of charge. The forum cnc4free gives massive support on this software.

http://cnc4free.org/

Has anyone tried it, is it any good ?.
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