YES I fully anticipate sharing!!! I am however going to ask a tiny fee. Hey I’m a one man band here, and it is time I should probably get paid something for no?
Not much I promise. There are many free ones out there. But I am dedicated to taking many aspects out of the silly workflow for many things. I think to be a good sending program you should be able to define “Software” points for tool changes and finished job changes etc. I think one should not need to dray in cad to surface a material or carve a box or circle. And things like probing and center finding should be the norm. I still have a ways to go before I start beta testing so to speak, I’m less then alpha testing at the moment. But I promise, very soon I think we can find some way to start large scale testing.
For those whom say they take over a minute to home their machine, I say to them get real software and do some real things in sequence! For those whom say that their machine does strange things, I say it’s because the software is not sending the commands well half the time.
My SO3 XL is doing everything my software tells it to do! And I have seen that it does strange things with the Carbide Motion which is 80% of why I took it upon myself to develop a better solution. I honestly was not considering writing software until I started jogging my machine and it started going wherever it wanted to. That is when I said “Something is wrong here”
I think I will be releasing a “Alpha” for users right after I fix about 10 issues I see and get the drill and arrays working. At that point I will need feedback as everyone will probably need some workflow adjustments. That being said, I am busy with my actual job so I can go on a vacation so it will probably be mid to end of July before I can honestly give out a sample to the public.
But if all goes well I hope I can get something worth investing a tiny amount into. No set target price yet but it will be under $50 for sure!!! I think it has huge potential, I am adding G-Code fixing options as well to update and fix bad or poorly implemented gcode software. Removing redundant S and F calls which cause GRBL to pause to catch up etc. I really see a whole new breed of software soon. I hope to be on the edge of it now that I have found it.