What is a good, cheap (free?) 3 axis CNC software?

For a 3 axis, mobile x axis bed, with gantry holding y and z. Hopefully free. Thanks.

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frollard6 years ago
snowpenguin (author)  frollard6 years ago
Don't see anything special except maybe the one in the last link. Looking into kcam and mach 3, but wish I could find something great for free. EMC2 looks great, but I have no computer that I can sacrifice to linux. I already have 4 computers I'm using. Thanks for replying though. I won't say you are best answer so as not to discourage other possible answerers. Thanks snow

if diycnc doesnt suggest it, its probably not worth it :D
snowpenguin (author)  frollard6 years ago
Wow, that's great! Thanks a lot.
no worries - I hope it helps!
snowpenguin (author)  frollard6 years ago
So do I.
jerrybaca6 years ago
free cea cnc at is realy free no strings attached runs in windows controll up to 4 axis its what i use
Thank you snowpenguin and curtk for your replies, they are pointing me in the right direction. I would choose either of your replies as best answer. I wish there were more people like you answering this.

Since this page is in the top 10 of the "freeware cnc software" search, Let me share what I found...

I made my first cuts using draftsight-- its free and 2.5 D which is good enough for now, and includes a graphic editor. It is FREE no trials, no striings attached.

and turbo CNC to run the steppers.

If I find other things, I will update it here.
curtk5 years ago