Thanks Guy, very nice of you
I always tend to think that if the question hasn’t been asked, that it may be so bleed’in obvious ( or stupid ) that no one else asked it!
I have been looking around now for a couple of hours, also been ‘Google’ ing ( if there’s such a term ), found nothing as yet!
So here goes …
I’m still relatively new to CNC machining, built my own CNC machine last year, the ‘Openbuilds’ ‘Workbee’ machine, some of you may be familiar with it. When I bought it, it was a toss-up between the Shapeoko and the ‘Workbee’ … the ‘Workbee’ won me over for a few reasons that I won’t mention here.
Being as I have very little money ( unemployed ), I still enjoy creating stuff in my workshop at home, I’ve been on the look-out for ‘Free’ or ‘OpenSource’ CAD/CAM software, Vectric stuff is way out of my budget! I’ve already tried a few, all I found have their issues. ( or maybe it’s me that has the issues! )
So, I came across ‘Carbide Create’ and ‘Carbide Motion’ on YouTube, and wondered if they would work with my ‘Workbee’ CNC … I think I understand enough about my machine now to know that the important stuff is maybe the ‘Controller’ being the brains. It uses the XPro V3 board running GRBL v1.1
Will I have any issues running any of the Carbide 3D software on my CNC machine?
I’m thinking ( wrongly maybe ) that ‘Carbide Create’ is basically just a design package, so won’t have any baring on the type of machine you intend to use it on. But it does generate the GCode does it not?
Once armed with your GCode file, you then open it with ‘Carbide Motion 4’, will I have any issues running that GCode on my WorkBee? All the information I’ve read so far, and seen on YouTube just mentions Shapeoko ( or the Nomad ), no mention of ‘generic’ CNC machines.
Apologies for the ramblings, just trying to put you guys in the picture.