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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2019, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Does your g-code have an m3 command (start spindle). Should also have an m5 near the end.

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The CAM/CAD software is the black hole of all of the elements of running a CNC Router. The Vetric seems to be more oriented to cutting wood and the 2.5 and 3D carving. The Aspire includes all of the elements that the lesser programs from Vetric incorporate. One thing to consider for Vetric is that you can upgrade for only the difference in price. So if you start with VCarve Desktop you can upgrade to Pro or Aspire for the difference in price. So unless you are a power user you could start small and get larger as your skill and machine demands increase.

As someone else mentioned you can ask for a "Startup" license from Autodesk Fusion 360 that is free. Fusion 360 does wood but is a do all program that concentrates on commercial applications. So even though Fusion 360 does it all it is not specialized like Vetric Software for wood carving.

There are several other free and pay programs but the Vetric and Fusion 360 are by far the leaders.

There are some free programs like Carbide Create from Carbide 3d and Easel from Inventables (XCarve). The only issue with these is the post processor for your CNC Router. The Easel program is all online so you must have a constant internet connection to use it. The Fusion 360 is online as well but if you are not hooked up to the internet it will eventually give you a limited pallet of tools to use. The Carbide Create is Free and runs locally on Mac and Windows.
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