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

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

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snowpenguin (author)frollard2009-04-10

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

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frollard (author)snowpenguin2009-04-10

http://www.diycnc.co.uk/html/links.html

if diycnc doesnt suggest it, its probably not worth it :D

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snowpenguin (author)frollard2009-04-11

Wow, that's great! Thanks a lot.

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frollard (author)snowpenguin2009-04-12

no worries - I hope it helps!

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jerrybaca (author)2009-06-14

free cea cnc at techknowwiz.com is realy free no strings attached runs in windows controll up to 4 axis its what i use

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mattadamsnet (author)jerrybaca2011-09-10

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.

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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.
http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/

and turbo CNC to run the steppers.

If I find other things, I will update it here.

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curtk (author)2009-11-06

http://www.cnctoybox.org/store/page47.html

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