iPad Pro + Apple Pencil.....Workflow in general

Please consider that there are step-by-step tutorials for a reason. CNC encompasses a wide array of concepts and skills, and one must build on these so as to have a secure foundation.

Ideally we’d just issue a copy of:

to everyone w/ their machine (or better still, a customized version which used Carbide Create and Carbide Motion)

It would help a great deal if everyone would learn the industry-standard terminology — there is a glossary at: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Glossary

and reach an understanding of the basics of the tutorials:

It would help a great deal also if everyone would use the checklist: http://docs.carbide3d.com/article/41-machine-operating-checklist

I’ve lost count of the number of people who have complained of the wiki and it being scattered, or a “hot mess”, and then months later come back and said that it had hugely improved since they first used it, when only minor edits had been made to it in the intervening timeframe — it’s hard to learn to understand a field tabula rasa and it’s easiest if one accepts that one has to learn things incrementally, and in order, so as to understand the underlying concepts and to know the accepted terminology, and documentation makes a lot more sense once one understands what is being documented.

That said, I’d be glad of any assistance or suggestions for the wiki, including but not limited to:

  • topics / questions which are not addressed
  • suggestions on improving or simplifying the hierarchy / structure
  • suggestions on how difficult to understand sections can be simplified, improved upon, or explained more clearly