Thanks for your input. I'll take a look at the Fusion 360/Linuxcnc comination and "blunder on".
This is a very steep learning curve..............especially for someone who is adverse to the vagaries, black magic and witchcraft that is computers.
I believe the adversity will be...
I had assumed Mach 3 and Linuxcnc were CAM ................. but I've been wrong before. I knew that Alibre Design was only CAD - not CAM.
Sounds like Fusion 360 has quite a following, and being integrated CAD/CAM, may be the way to go.
I thought it was the CAM that generated the...
Alibre Design 11.2 is cad...........and it's what I've got and paid for so I'm trying to use it. Mach 3 is to provide my CAM and I thought it was well respected.
The parallel port setup is the means to hook my Stepperonline drivers/motors/breakout board to my computer.I have a Mach 3...
I have followed Chuck Fellow's route to convert my Rong Fu30 to cnc. Now that I have the mechanical side of the conversion completed (?) I now have to get programs working.
I have an older version of Alibre Design 11.2, that the new owners no longer support, If I can revive my old computer...
Given the benefit of hindsight, when converting your RF30, would you still go with the Nema 23 425oz, 48v DC, 3 to 1 geared combination ???
I'm converting a RF30 and am following your thread intently.