Very new to CAM software and 3D design, however I am interested in learning prior to making a financial commitment to a CNC Machine. In doing so I discovered I can download Carbide 3D for free to learn, perfect! However in playing with the software and following various Youtube video’s and guides, I keep getting lost in the process because they have different features and buttons they are using during their guides, IE - the option to choose ‘pocket’ in the offset options, boolean options are non existent.
My frustration comes into play trying to understand how to do these task and customize the tool paths as such.
Are these features specifically not included on the free version? (trying to determine if software is actually not working properly)
Once I purchase a Shapeoko, is the ‘Pro’ Version with all the features included?