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Old 02-10-2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Proxxon CNC Mill and nccad9 software

Hello everybody, Recently, in an attempt to get up to date I purchased the above in order to learn some basic cnc programming.Unfortunately the nccad software is mostly in german and support from Max computers (the vendors) is not overly forthcoming. I want to try and learn to manufacture loco nameplates - the ones with raised letters, for a start project.
Can anyone recommend software that will work with the machine and that I can understand?

Many thanks for your help in advance

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:55 AM   #2
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I took a look at the nccad/max website. As far as I can tell nccad is a cam program that works only with imported STL 3D files. 3D machining is probably not what you want for something like nameplates.

Does your machine have a separate control program like Mach3?


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Many thanks for your reply.

The program seems fine for standard engraving, I have worked out to input the machine limits / parameters, setting tool zero height etc, and then running a simple text program ( using a pencil in the machine collet on card clamped to the table), probably not the best way forward but I am beginning to understand the way things work.

I did find a program called VCarve which shows exactly what I want to do. but I can't control the machine from it, the only way that I could see was to export the vcarve code into the nccad program as the trial version of vcarve doesn't allow export directly to the machine.

Does Mach 3 have a usable trial?
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As long as g-code can be imported to the control that's the way to go.
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Thanks Kvom, Mach 3 works a treat, much obliged.


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