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Location: Australia
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Posted: 02:36am 09 Feb 2014      

Bryan I use a few different programs, depending if I'm doing 2.5d or true 3d routing. For the 2.5d, which is pretty well 99.9% of the stuff I do, I use a program called Axis Motion. It's no longer supported or available, and a bit old now, and basic, with lots of keyboard shortcuts. But once you get the hang of it, its very fast to use, and creates very clean DXF files. Axis Motion was written by a laser cutter manufacturer.

I then use CAMBAN to create the G-Code file. The free edition (0.81? ) has the basic functions like engrave, pocket, etc.


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