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Discussion in 'A Work In Progress' started by werowance, Dec 27, 2018.
Great build. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Andrew in Melbourne
Bob, what program do you use to run your cnc? I dusted my router off and had to load up another pc to run it last week and couldn't find the old windows program I used to use (cant even remember its name) so I started using linuxcnc to drive it. desk engrave doesn't seem to generate usable code for linuxcnc as the simulated tool path and even with a test dry run it only does a roughly 45deg line and stops. looked at some other text to gcode software and none of it was free that I could find. pluss deskengrave only does 1 line of text right? just wondering how well it worked for you and if you had any more insight or recommendations?
I've only used it with Mach3 on a Windows PC. It seemed like pretty straightforward G-code. I don't have a LinuxCNC machine at the moment, but I do have a G-Code test program I could look at. I'll see if I can find a way to look at it.
I've only used it for simple one line things. I think I remember doing two lines by using two files.
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