Carbide motion for other GRBL machines?

(Oliver Blum) #1

Hi,

I have a Xcarve and a Nomad. Can I use Carbide Motion to send files to my X-Carve which runs on GBRL?
I would like to use that so i can use one set of software, plus i have tried Universal GCode sender UGS and ChilliPeppr and it cannot handle my large files (30 MB+).
Has anybody tried that or does @Jorge or @ApolloCrowe know?

Thanks
Oliver

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(Edward Ford) #2

Hi Oliver,

Carbide Motion will only work with a Nomad883 or Shapeoko 3. We use a custom VID/PID on our USB controller which Carbide Motion looks for when connecting.

-Edward

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(William Adams) #3

I’ve been using bCNC and have been quite pleased w/ it.

List of other options here: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Communication_/_Control

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(Oliver Blum) #4

Ok thanks everyone! :slight_smile: Looking at all the other software out there, I must say Carbide Motion is really good :slight_smile:

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(William Adams) #5

One other option would be to find a person w/ a ShapeOko 3 who has upgraded their control board — you could then use it to control your X-Carve, using Carbide Motion.

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