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Offline skaha

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cad-cam purchase?
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:35:36 PM »
Hi, I am looking at cad cam programs, I have a desk top router powered by Mach3, does anyone have any experience, good or bad with Master Cam X2 MR2 SP1? I can get the program for a good price and as it is just a hobby I cannot justify the cost of v-carve etc.
Any feedback you can offer would be appreciated.
Thank you
Terry

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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 05:06:49 PM »
Hehe..there is no such thing as a good price for mastercam cheaper than vcarve. But anyhow......be prepared for a steep learning curve with mastercam, or any dedicated cad/cam package for that matter. I dont have any vectric software, but what I have seen, it seems to be worth every penny for somebody that just wants to get cutting with the least amount of hassle, with a good end result.
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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 08:34:19 PM »
Terry,
I think you should test a number of different programs. What's great for one may be a disapointment
for you. The problem is you want to shell out your money one time. Sometimes saving what seems like a lot
now dosn't satiisfy you later. Really fool around doing stuff with say the wizards, piecing them together etc....
Iit's a tough one and you can spend a little lifetime trying programs out.
I quess, should something seem to be intuitive and easy for you use maybe that's what for you.
Maybe a good indicator would be what a lot of people are using.
RICH

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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 02:07:39 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I have found MasterCam x2 mr2 sp1 as low as $50 us. It is not a crack etc.
Terry

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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 03:38:20 PM »
Terry,

Could you share where you got that for that price?

Thanks,
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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 06:21:27 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I have found MasterCam x2 mr2 sp1 as low as $50 us. It is not a crack etc.
Terry

You can't legally buy a $10,000+ CAM package for $50. I'm pretty sure you can only buy it legally from a MasterCAM dealer.
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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008, 07:34:22 PM »
C'mon, Gerry, you're ruining this for me - ;)

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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 08:39:00 PM »
You can't even buy cheap CAM software for $50. Even LazyCAm is more than that.  :o
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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 08:46:05 PM »
Yep, I was just curious to know where this is availabe for $50.  ;D

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Re: cad-cam purchase?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 09:33:20 PM »
Well it's available if you don't mind sending $50 to a bank in a third world country.
Maybe we can get a group rate. Oh, by the way, return postage is another 9950. ???
Rich