Sorry in advance for the long winded explanation and question
I am a Mac user and MeshCam (to be called MC for the rest of this) V6 is not compatible with modern Mac OS as it crashes on every tool path creation. I was told by them to try V7 (beta) but while I found V6 fairly easy to follow (intuitive GUI and buttons) V7 is a mess and things are named differently so there is no direct correlation between the 2. I was able to find may videos online for V6 that got me up and running fairly quickly but again it crashes every time I hit create a tool path. No instructions anywhere for V7 yet and no videos (that surprised me). And it just seems like a lot of stuff is missing (or hidden) in V7. Mind you one of the reasons I purchased my Nomad over others was this great 3D program it came with for free that was suppose to work on my machine.
So I asked the folks at Meshcam about this and I gave a very specific scenario I was trying to create for a project and I got an email asking for the STL file and they offered to “work up a quick little video for you” and I thought that’s great, at least it’s a start but several emails and weeks later nothing… No reply back to any of my other emails, no video no instructions… No help at all. They could have at least said “its been busy but we are working on it” sort of thing. I mean they made it sound like it would be to me in a few days or so.
So while I hate to do it I might consider buying a small laptop just to run MC V6 if I can find out what will run it properly. Will a Chromebook work? or a Surface?? or what?
I have used Windows in the past a little I just really prefer the Mac OS.