Werowance builds a webster

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #381

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    Great build. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    Cheers,
    Andrew in Melbourne
     
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    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?


     
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    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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